Alaphilippe, the darling of France, Shocks the Tour, with Time Trial Win!
Alaphilippe takes more time out his rivals, including Geriant Thomas who had to settle for second place with Thomas de Gendt third fastest in Pau
Today's time trial was mucj more dramatic than expected.
Shocking scenes as Wout Van Aert, who was putting in a fast time, clipped the barriers on a corne with his left thigh, that saw him hit the ground hard.
Unfortunately he didn't get up anytime soon, which was very worrying and was carted off to hospital by the quick responding medic crews.
Peter Sagan just couldn't resist pulling a one handed wheelie, this time up a steep hill on his time trial bike much to the delight of cycling fans at the roadside!
Kasper Asgreen (QuickStep) set the first fastest time and took up the hot seat with a time of 35:52
He didn't get too comfy, as Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) blitzed the 27.4 km time trial course around Pau with a stellar time of 35:36
Bad day for Quintana, over a minute down on the fastest times.
Geraint Thomas and Alaphilippe were the last to leave, with Thomas overhauling de Gendt.
Much to the delight of the tens of thousands of cycling fans, the darling of France put in a massive effort and actually sped up over the intermediate time checks.
He beat Thomas by nearly 15 seconds to secure another day in the Yellow jersey.
Tomorrow's stage is epic, with a finish up the top of the Col du Tourmalet, where legends are made, not born!
VIDEO: 2019 Tour de France Stage 13 Summary
2019 Tour de France Stage 13 ITT Top 10
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 53:01:09
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 0:01:26
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:12
4 Enric Mas (Spa) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:44
5 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 0:02:52
6 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:04
7 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:03:22
8 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First 0:03:54
9 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:03:55
10 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
2019 Tour de France GC after Stage 13
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:35:00.
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 0:35:14.91
3 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:35:36.10
4 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First 0:35:36.40
5 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:35:45.52
6 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:35:45.72
7 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:35:49.08
8 Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:35:52.52
9 Enric Mas (Spa) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:35:58.41
10 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) CCC Team 0:36:01.34