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Adam Yates becomes ninth Briton to wear Tour de France’s yellow jersey

Adam Yates becomes ninth Briton to wear Tour de France’s yellow jersey after Julian Alaphilippe receives time penalty

  • Adam Yates has become the ninth Briton to wear Tour de France’s yellow jersey 
  • Julian Alaphilippe was hit with a time penalty at the conclusion of stage five 
  • Wout van Aert won the 183km stage from Gap to Privas in a sprint finish 

Adam Yates became the ninth Briton to wear the Tour de France’s yellow jersey after Julian Alaphilippe was hit with a time penalty at the end of stage five.

Wout van Aert won the 183km stage from Gap to Privas in a sprint finish but the drama came after the race. 

Commissaires took 20 seconds off Alaphilippe for taking a water bottle from his team’s support staff inside the final 20km which is against the rules.

Adam Yates became the ninth Briton to wear the Tour de France’s yellow jersey

The decision saw Mitchelton-Scott’s Yates, who began the day four seconds down, elevated to race leader.

Yates said: ‘It’s not the way I imagined taking the jersey. I’m not sure what happened to Julian. If I’m honest I don’t think anyone wants to take a jersey like this but I guess we’ll wear it tomorrow.’

Commissaires took 20 seconds off Julian Alaphilippe for taking a water bottle from his team’s support staff inside the final 20km

Commissaires took 20 seconds off Julian Alaphilippe for taking a water bottle from his team’s support staff inside the final 20km

Wout van Aert  of Jumbo-Visma team won the 183km stage from Gap to Privas in a sprint finish

Wout van Aert  of Jumbo-Visma team won the 183km stage from Gap to Privas in a sprint finish

There was also an Irishman in green as Sam Bennett, beaten in the sprint by Van Aert, did enough to move clear of former three-time world champion Peter Sagan in the points classification.

Bennett, Alaphilippe’s Deceuninck-QuickStep team-mate, became the first Irishman to wear green since Sean Kelly won the points classification for the fourth and final time in 1989.

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