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Alaphilippe wins first mountain leg

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) Julian Alaphilippe claimed the first mountain leg of this Tour de France on Tuesday, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a seventh consecutive day.

Alaphilippe, a French rider for Quick-Step, won the 158.5-kilometer (98.5-mile) ride from Lake Annecy that included climbs over four major Alpine passes before a descent to Le Grand-Bornand in around 4 1/2 hours.

It was the third stage win for the Quick-Step team at this Tour.

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