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Alaphilippe and van der Breggen solo to rainbow

Both Julian Alaphilippe and Anna van der Breggen captured the rainbow bands at the weekend with scorching solo attacks none of their rivals could match.

The former Tour de France yellow jersey attacked on the final ascent of the Cima Gallisterna going clear in the final 100m and holding a gap of just under 10 seconds over the top. Although a chase group of five including Wout van Aert initially worked together well they couldn’t pull back the fully committed Frenchman, who was grimacing and stomping on the pedals.

“It’s a dream day for me – I’ve never even been

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