Julian Alaphilippe: 'My yellow jersey is hanging by a thread'

The Tour de France leader says he can't dream of victory with such difficult stages in the Alps to come

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The days are numbered for Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) and his yellow jersey at the 2019 Tour de France.

The Frenchman, on the second rest day, says that it is "hanging by a thread" with three high Alpine stages to come in the final week before the finish in Paris.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.