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Stage 6 of the Tour de France: Teuns wins, Alaphilippe loses yellow, Buchmann strong

After the showdown in the Vosges, Emanuel Buchmann sat happily on the way out
on the roll and studied the results on his phone. What the silent one
Ravensburger saw it on display, documenting his strong performance as
Eighth on the first high mountain stage of the 106th Tour de France. “The rise
I did not really care because he was so unrhythmic. But if you are in a good mood
is, it just stops, “said Buchmann, who has the status of a new German
Tour-hope was almost uncomfortable: “It's nice that the Germans
have someone with whom they can cheer. But I concentrate
on my race. “

With the very last strength Buchmann had the
Torn up gravel road to the ski station and from the top favorites around
Defending champion Geraint Thomas can not be shaken off. Secured the day's victory
Meanwhile, on the sixth stage over 160.5 kilometers from Mulhouse to
La Planche des Belles Filles the Belgian outlier Dylan Teuns before the
Italian Giulio Ciccone, the French by a hair's breadth
Audience favorite Julian Alaphilippe snatched off the yellow jersey.

Thomas,
Alaphilippe – and in the middle of it Buchmann.
“That's very strong, super strong. The
of course motivates for the next two and a half weeks, “said Buchmanns
Teammate Maximilian Schachmann and Sport Director Enrico Poitschke added:
“He drove a strong race. Only seven seconds to Thomas
lose, confirm his strong constitution. “

The climbing show of
Favorites, the 1:44 minutes behind the runaways who are up to 24 percent steep
Ramp crossed in the finish, was the focus of this first mountain stage. And
Just in time for the climax, defending champion Geraint Thomas showed his best
Seasonal performance as fourth. In tow followed Buchmann, with which he even
before the Colombian super talent Egan Bernal.

The appearance of the 26
Years old Ravensburgers on the 4000 meters with seven mountain climbs
made an appetite for more and lets cycling Germany from the first
Top ten placement since Andreas Klöden hope ten years ago. Through his
Parchment has Buchmann catapulted from 29th place to twelve. “One has
always the hope that things are going better. But with the top ten I would be
already satisfied, “said Buchmann.

The yellow jersey took over meanwhile
Ciccone in a second-decision.
The Italian was next to the winner of the day
Teuns left over from an originally 14-member breakaway group and
is now six seconds ahead of Alaphilippe thanks to bonus seconds
Tagessechster gave everything – ultimately in vain. In fifth place overall
is already Tour winner Thomas, who dispelled the doubts about his form and
so that his ambitious teammate Bernal outclassed.

On the
Way to the first of a total of five mountain arrivals, the audience celebrated
again her favorite in yellow. “Allez Alaphilippe” was always on
To read posters. Since Monday, the 27-year-old wore the Maillot Jaune and he
did not even think to deliver the coveted piece of cloth without a fight. At the
In the end, it was the bonus seconds that spoke briefly for Ciccone.

It continues
on Friday with the longest leg of the Tour 2019. From Belfort to
Chalon-sur-Saône is waiting 230 kilometers for the drivers, although this time no
great obstacles have to be overcome. Three lighter mountain tests in the
The first half of the race is unlikely to startle the top sprinters. (AP)

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