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Summary

  1. Stage ten runs from Annecy to Le-Grand-Bornard
  2. A 158.5km mountainous stage - the first of three in the Alps
  3. Crucial day in the general classification
  4. France's Julian Alaphilippe wins with solo attack
  5. Yellow jersey Greg van Avermaet extends lead, having gone in the breakaway
  6. Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas finish safely in main bunch
  7. Get involved #bbccycling

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

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  1. Adieu

    The first French stage winner of the 2018 Tour de France and fittingly, Julian Alaphilippe's ride was full of panache.

    A big hand to Greg van Avermaet too, fighting his way into the breakaway to ensure at least one more day in yellow.

    That's it for this live text - the report of stage 10 is building here.

    And check out the report of Annemiek van Vleuten's stunning victory in La Course here.

    Mark Cavendish's stage-by-stage guide is here. We're still waiting to see if he makes it within the time cut but the latest indication is the British sprinter should be fine.

    Look out for the Bespoke podcast available shortly here.

    And join us tomorrow for another crucial stage in the Alps.

    Adieu!

  2. Top 10 on GC

    1. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) 40hrs 34mins 28secs
    2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +2mins 22secs
    3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +3mins 10secs
    4. Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) +3mins 12secs
    5. Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors) +3mins 20secs
    6. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +3mins 21secs
    7. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) same time
    8. Mikel Landa (Spa/Movistar)
    9. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +3mins 27secs
    10. Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) +3mins 36secs
  3. Post update

    Julian Alaphilippe not only takes the stage win but takes the polka dot jersey for the king of the mountains classification.

    He leads on 41 points, with Rein Taaramae second on 28 points.

  4. Top 10 on stage 10

    1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Quick-Step Floors) 4hrs 25mins 27secs
    2. Ion Izagirre (Spa/Bahrain-Merida) +1min 34secs
    3. Rein Taaramae (Est/Direct Energie) +1min 40secs
    4. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) +1min 44secs
    5. Serge Pauwels (Bel/Team Dimension Data) same time
    6. Lilian Calmejane (Fra/Direct Energie) +2mins 24secs
    7. Dan Martin (Ire/UAE Team Emirates) +3mins 23secs
    8. Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) same time
    9. David Gaudu (Fra/Groupama-FDJ)
    10. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky)
  5. Post update

    Geraint Thomas stays second overall but falls to 2'22'' behind Greg van Avermaet.

    Chris Froome is up to sixth, Adam Yates up to seventh.

  6. Post update

    Rigoberto Uran finally comes through, the Colombian has lost 2'16'' to his GC rivals today.

    He crashed heavily on the cobbled stage on Sunday and was put into trouble by the Team Sky train on the Col de la Colombiere.

  7. Post update

    The good news is that Mark Cavendish and the other sprinters should be OK today and finish within the time limit.

    View more on twitter
  8. Post update

    Rafal Majka, Ilnur Zakarin, Bob Jungels and Bauke Mollema fire round the final few bends, trying to limit their time losses to their GC rivals.

    They end up coming home 51 seconds down.

    Not sure if Rigoberto Uran has finished yet.

  9. Post update

    Dan Martin leads the main group of favourites up the final rise and over the line.

    The climbs have shredded this peloton but the likes of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, Romain Bardet and Tom Dumoulin are all there.

    The Movistar trio of Mikel Landa, Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quitana make it too, as do Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic.

  10. Post update

    Greg van Avermaet comes through 1'43'' down on stage winner Julian Alaphilippe.

    A huge roar greats the Belgian - what a supreme ride by the yellow jersey.

    He'll extend his race lead tonight - but by how much?

    The peloton drive into Le Grand-Bornand.

  11. Post update

    Ion Izagirre and Rein Taaramae follow, over 1'30'' down.

    Here comes Greg van Avermaet...

  12. BreakingAlaphilippe wins stage 10

    Chapeau!

    Julian Alaphilippe becomes the first French stage winner of the 2018 Tour de France with a fine solo attack.

    The Quick-Step Floors riders went solo over the summit of the penultimate climb and stayed away over the final one to zoom into Le Grand-Bornand.

    That's his first Tour de Frace stage win and what a way to do it.

  13. 400m to go

    Here comes this nasty little rise to finish the stage.

    Julian Alaphilippe gets out of the saddle and kicks one last time.

  14. 1km to go

    Julian Alaphilippe takes the flamme rouge alone. He can start planning his victory celebration now.

    He glances behind and pumps his fist at his team car.

  15. 2km to go

    Julian Alaphilippe keeps driving on and picks safe lines through the remaining corners.

    He's onto the flat section of the run-in now and has a comfortable advantage over his pursuers.

  16. 4km to go

    Julian Alaphilippe wags his finger at the TV camera - he knows this is his.

    There is no one near enough to him to pull off what Annemiek van Vleuten did in La Course early.

  17. Post update

    The TV graphics momentarily suggest the peloton are not far off catching Greg van Avermaet at all.

    In fact the Belgian is keeping his advantage at two minutes. He'll extend his lead in the yellow jersey tonight.

  18. 6km to go

    Julian Alaphilippe gets into a crouched position on his bike, using aerodynamics to zip away from his pursuers.

    Rein Taaramae has caught Ion Izagirre behind.

  19. Get Involved

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    Bleddyn Williams: We saw Cavendish just in front of the van indicating the end of the race at the top of the Romme. Looked to be pushing hard to make the cut off time.

  20. 8km to go

    The kms tumble away on this descent. But the time isn't for Ion Izagirre, who just cannot cut the gap to Julian Alaphilippe.

    The Frenchman shakes his head, sticks out his tongue and grimaces as he lays it all down to stay away.