Simon Yates wins Tour de France stage 15 as Pinot takes back more time

Thibaut Pinot took back more time as Julian Alaphilippe showed the first signs of weakness

Simon Yates wins stage 15 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took his second win of the Tour de France 2019 on stage 15, surviving from the breakaway to reach the summit of the Prat d'Albis.

Behind Yates, the GC race exploded as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) attacked with 6km to go, finishing second and taking more time back on both Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos).

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