Julian Alaphilippe dodges punishment for Galibier push

The Frenchman's soigneur, however, was fined for the incident

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Julian Alaphilippe avoided being penalised by Tour de France race commissaires after being pushed up the Galibier by a Deceuninck - Quick-Step staff member.

On stage 18, television cameras showed Alaphilippe receiving a push from one of his soigneurs as he began to falter near the Alpine summit and drop from the group containing his rivals for the yellow jersey.

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