France's Julian Alaphilippe went up a gear in his career with his exciting victory in the 14.5-km time trial to Mont-Brouilly on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Quick Step leader, one of cycling's most promising prospects, snatched his first Paris-Nice stage and his first yellow jersey in great style, beating Alberto Contador by 19 seconds and another French hopeful, Tony Gallopin (Loto-Soudal), by 20 seconds. Overall, the Frenchman holds a comfortable 33 seconds lead over Gallopin with Spain's...
"Yes, the legs were super. This confirms that all the hard work I did to prepare for this Paris-Nice paid off and it's promising for the rest of the race."
The stage in videos
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The stage in pictures
Paris-Nice 2017 - 08/03/2017 - Etape 4 - Beaujeu / Mont Brouilly (14,5km CLM) - Philippe GILBERT (QUICK - STEP FLOORS) © ASO/A.Broadway
Jersey wearers after the stage 8
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