Julian Alaphilippe takes yellow jersey with Tour de France 2020 stage two victory

Alaphilippe beat Marc Hirschi to the line on the stage two finish in Nice

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Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) took the yellow jersey of the Tour de France 2020 after winning stage two ahead of Marc Hirschi (Sunweb) in Nice.

Alaphilippe had attacked on the final climb of the stage with just over 13km to go, taking Hirschi with him, before they were joined by Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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