Alaphilippe takes yellow jersey after winning stage two of Tour de France

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Frenchman prevails in three-rider sprint to the finish

Cyclist Julian Alaphilippe of France celebrates winning the second stage of the Tour de France, in Nice, France, August 30 2020. Picture: STEF MANTEY/REUTERSFrenchman Julian Alaphilippe won the second stage of the Tour de France, a 186km mountain ride around Nice, and took the overall leader’s yellow jersey on Sunday.Alaphilippe, who in 2019 wore the coveted jersey for 14 days, kept his cool to prevail in a three-man sprint as the peloton was breathing down their neck.

Dark horse Dani Martinez, of Colombia, lost time after cracking in the last climb of the day shortly after crashing in a descent.

 

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