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Alaphilippe secures polka dot jersey in the Tour de France, and draws this impressive record

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) during the nineteenth stage in the Tour de France, secured the polka dot jersey, as he Paris. The Frenchman was first on the top of the Col d’aspin and picked up this 10 points.

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With a total of 150 points is Alaphilippe, who are also two of the stages won’t be overtaken by his close competitors. Warren Barguil, who as the second top came, is second with 81 points. Geletruidrager Geraint Thomas is third with 54 points.

Punishment: first, on four passes out of category

Julian Alaphilippe is also the first rider in the history in a Tour de France on four passes out of class if first comes up. The 26-year-old Frenchman climbed during the nineteenth stage as the first of the Tourmalet. Earlier, it was he first on the Glières (10th ride), the Bisanne (11th trip) and the Madeleine (12th trip).

Since the introduction of the term “beyond category” in 1979 managed five riders managed to complete on three of those passes first. The Dutchman Gert-Jan Theunisse did that in 1989, the Swiss rider Tony Rominger in 1993, the French Richard Virenque Thomas Voeckler and Warren Barguil, respectively, in 1995, 2012 and 2017.

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