Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe earned a splendid victory on stage 10 while Greg van Avermaet extended his overall lead in the Tour de France 2018. After a long‑range attack in the mountains, Alaphilippe went clear with just under 30km to go and held his advantage over the final climb to take his first Tour stage win 

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Two and half years after a life-threatening accident, John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) took his first Tour de France victory following six second places in six participations. A Paris-Roubaix winner in 2015, he achieved his goal in Roubaix as he outsprinted yellow jersey Greg Van Avermaet and Belgian champion Yves Lampaert. Pre-race challenger Richie Porte abandoned the 

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Dylan Groenewegen equalled Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan as he bagged his second stage win in Amiens. In six sprinters’ stages, the three top sprinters of the 105th edition have scored twice. Greg Van Avermaet extended his lead by one more second ahead of the much anticipated stage including cobblestones. 170 riders started stage 8 

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Last year’s winner on the Champs-Elysées Dylan Groenewegen of LottoNL-Jumbo took his second Tour de France stage victory as he outsprinted Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in Chartres. Greg Van Avermaet retained the yellow jersey and extended his lead by three seconds at the bonus point. 170 riders started stage 7 in Fougères at 12.21. 

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