14 March 2019

Julian Alaphilippe wins in Pomarance!

The French rider Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has won the second stage of the 54th edition of the Race of the Two Seas, 195km from Camaiore to Pomarance, ahead of Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) and Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First). The British rider, Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott), is the new leader of the GC and was awarded the Maglia Azzurra.


1 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) – 195 km in 4h48’09”, average speed 40,603kph
2 – Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) s.t.
3 – Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) s.t.


1 – Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
2 – Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton – Scott) s.t.
3 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) at 7″



Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)

Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Sportful – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)

Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step). Will be worn by Natnael Berhane(Cofidis, Solutions Credits)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Open Fiber – Laurens De Plus (Team Jumbo – Visma)


Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Julian Alaphilippe, said: “I’m so happy. Yesterday we lost a lot of time. So I tried to win a stage and today was a good opportunity. I pushed myself to the limit to win. I surprise myself day after day. Tomorrow we’ll try to win again with Elia Viviani.

The Maglia Azzurra, Adam Yates, said: “We rode great yesterday and it just happened that today was an uphill finish, so I’m in the lead, although this finish doesn’t suit me down to the ground. I don’t know how long we’ll hold onto it but we’ll try our best.