How long can Julian Alaphilippe stay in yellow? Riders have their say

The Frenchman took yellow on stage three, but how long can he keep it for?

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Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) could wear the yellow jersey through the second week of the Tour de France, say rivals.

Alaphilippe took the famous top in his home tour yesterday with a solo stage win and a lead of 20 seconds over Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). The classification riders are further back, perhaps enough of a buffer for Alaphilippe to survive stage six over La Planche des Belles Filles.

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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.