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Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    Right, that's it for this live text.

    Some time trials are dull - that was anything but. Who saw Julian Alaphilippe taking time on Geraint Thomas here?

    The report of stage 13 is building here.

    You can download the latest BeSpoke coverage here.

    The report of Marianne Vos' brilliant La Course win earlier is here.

    And check back in tomorrow for live coverage of a vital stage 14, with a summit finish at the famed Tourmalet.

    Au revoir!

  2. Post update

    Ouch. Today's yellow jersey was parachuted in to celebrate 100 years since its introduction.

    The pilot landed awkwardly on the barriers near the finish line but fortunately got up and walked away.

    Finally, Julian Alaphilippe is able to pull on the yellow jersey.

  3. GC after stage 13

    1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 53hrs 01mins 09secs
    2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Ineos) +1min 26secs
    3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) +2mins 12secs
    4. Enric Mas (Spa/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +2mins 44secs
    5. Egan Bernal (Col/Team Ineos) +2mins 52secs
    6. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger/Bora-hansgrohe) +3mins 04secs
    7. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +3mins 22secs
    8. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Education First) +3mins 54secs
    9. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar Team) +3mins 55secs
    10. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +3mins 55secs
  4. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Ex-GB cyclist on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, in France

    Geraint Thomas sounded a little bit downbeat. It's so surprising to him and everybody else that Alaphilippe has extended his lead.

  5. Post update

    Geraint Thomas, speaking to ITV4: "I didn't really expect that from Julian Alaphilippe. He's going incredibly well and is certainly the favourite or the one to watch at the moment.

    "For sure he can go all the way. The way he's riding, if he can keep that up, he'll win.

    "But there is a long way to go and a lot of hard stages to come."

  6. Post update

    Adam Yates has slipped from seventh to 10th.

    Egan Bernal is down from third to fifth.

    Full GC results to come.

  7. Top 10 on stage 13

    1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck Quick-Step) 35mins 00secs
    2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Ineos) +14secs
    3. Thomas de Gendt (Bel/Lotto Soudal) +36secs
    4. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Education-First) +36secs
    5. Richie Porte (Aus/Trek-Segafredo) +45secs
    6. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +45secs
    7. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/FDJ) +49secs
    8. Kasper Asgreen (Den/Deceuninck Quick-Step) +52secs
    9. Enric Mas (Spa/Deceuninck Quick-Step) +58secs
    10. Joey Rosskopf (US/CCC) +1min 01sec
  8. Post update

    That is of course Julian Alaphilippe's second stage win of this Tour after victory on stage three.

    He surely won't take this all the way to Paris.


  9. Post update

    Julian Alaphilippe now leads Geraint Thomas by 1min 26secs after stage 13.

  10. Post update

    Julian Alaphilippe even put in a rear-wheel skid to bring himself to a stop over the line.


  11. Post update

    Simon Brotherton

    Commentator on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    It's very fitting that on the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the yellow jersey, it'll be won by a Frenchman who has won the stage.

  12. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Ex-GB cyclist on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, in France

    That is great for the race.

  13. Post update

    I did not see Julian Alaphilippe doing that to Geraint Thomas today.

    He may well crack in the high mountains over the weekend but that was a masterclass in defending the yellow jersey.

  14. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Ex-GB cyclist on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, in France

    Oh my word.

  15. Post update

    Joy for Julian as Alaphilippe is mobbed by his team's staff over the line.

  16. BreakingAlaphilippe wins stage 13

    Oh my days. Julian Alaphilippe has absolutely stormed it!

    He's beaten Geraint Thomas by 14 seconds to win stage 13 of the Tour de France.

    What a ride.

  17. Post update

    Round the last bend, Julian Alaphilippe is going to beat Geraint Thomas here!

  18. Post update

    Out of the saddle, the yellow jersey attacks the final climb.

    This is a supreme effort.

  19. Post update

    Julian Alaphlippe has a six second advantage as he approaches that nasty ramp.

  20. Thomas goes quickest

    Geraint Thomas finishes the course 21 seconds faster than Thomas de Gendt.

    All about Julian Alaphilippe now...