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Alaphilippe paralyzes Thomas in Tour time-preliminary, broadens generally speaking lead

Julian Alapahilippe broadened his general lead at the Tour de France on Friday winning the 27.2km individual time-preliminary at Pau in front of an audience 13 to keep the yellow pullover and send his home fans wild.

Safeguarding champion Geraint Thomas was second while his Ineos co-chief Egan Bernal dropped down the general standings and lost his best youthful rider's white shirt completing way off the pace.

Thomas dropped 14 seconds on the French by and large pioneer to slip to 1min 26sec unfastened in the general grouping after the preparing hot race-with time as the opponent around the Pyrenean town.

"On the off chance that he continues like this he'll win the Tour," the 33-year-old Thomas said toward the end goal.

The Welshman at that point disclosed to British telecaster ITV that Alaphilippe's trouping ride had overwhelmed him.

"He's going unbelievably well and is surely the most loved or the one to watch right now," he included.

"In any…