Tour de France chief Julian Alaphilippe was stripped of the yellow jersey on Wednesday after being handed a time penalty for illegally receiving provisions close to the tip of Stage 5.
British rider Adam Yates was moved as much as first place within the revised common standings after Alaphilippe was docked 20 seconds. TV footage confirmed the French rider grabbing a bottle from a employees member of his squad about 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the end.
Riders will not be allowed to obtain provisions through the ultimate 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) of a stage.
Yates now tops the standings with a three-second lead over Primoz Roglic. Alaphilippe dropped to sixteenth general, 16 seconds behind the brand new chief.
Belgian rider Wout van Aert gained the fifth stage in a dash end.
Alaphilippe waived to the gang as he left the end space with out the coveted yellow tunic he had worn for the final three phases.
“It was a really lengthy and really boring stage, with a really nervous finale. I needed to keep concentrated to defend the jersey,” stated the Frenchman, who will not be seen as a contender for the general victory. “But when that’s how it’s, then no worries, tomorrow I’ll decide myself up and we gained’t speak about it anymore.”
The jury’s resolution overshadowed Van Aert’s second career-stage win at biking’s marquee occasion, a day after the versatile rider produced an incredible effort within the Alps in assist of his Jumbo Visma group chief Primoz Roglic.
Van Aert used his energy within the slight uphill end to win by half a wheel forward of Cees Bol and Sam Bennett.
“It was a heavy end. It was perhaps probably the most straightforward stage I ever did in a biking race as a result of there was no breakaway, not a excessive tempo in any respect, however then the final hour was actually hectic with the wind,” Van Aert stated.
The Belgian has been in excellent type for the reason that biking season resumed final month, posting victories on the Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, in addition to a stage win on the Criterium du Dauphine.
The Tour, which was postponed from its common July slot because of the coronavirus, ends in Paris on Sept. 20
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