"He's obviously going incredibly well, so he's certainly the favourite and the one to watch".
"I just wanted to keep the jersey, but to win the stage, on this form, is just totally incredible", said Alaphilippe, the 27-year-old former soldier who is sending France wild with belief they can win a first Tour since 1985.
Ineos team principal Sir Dave Brailsford has been happy to dismiss Alaphilippe's overall chances, but Thomas is beginning to take him seriously.
A hundred years on Alaphilippe is tantalising France with belief growing they can win a first Tour since 1985, when Bernard Hinault clinched his fifth Tour and who was on hand to congratulate the victor on the podium.
De Gendt was forced to slow on the corner where his compatriot was receiving attention, but the Lotto Soudal breakaway specialist underlined his strength against the clock by knocking Asgreen out of the hot seat with what would be the quickest time until Thomas - and then Alaphilippe - put on a fine show.
"I knew that I really could do a good performance on this parcours", Alaphilippe said.
World number one Alaphilippe beat Thomas by 14 seconds in the 27.2km ride to stretch his advantage over the Team Ineos leader to one minute 26 seconds.
He said: "I just gave everything, especially the first part, I went full gas".
"I held back at first and then let the horses go", he said. Alaphilippe sent him special wishes from the podium.
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Vela ended the scoring with goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time with a right-footed shot into the far corner. Vela opened the scoring with his 20th goal of the season by converting a penalty kick into the bottom left corner.
"If it creates suspicions, that's the way it is", he said.
"I was overheating a bit, It was that last bit that got me, in the last 8km I didn't have the power I wanted", he admitted.
Having continued to confound expectations with his punchy riding and gritty determination to stay in yellow, Alaphilippe is converting others in the peloton to the idea that he could ride up the Champs-Elysees in the lead on July 28.
A battle to the summit of the mighty Tourmalet comes on Saturday and, while Thomas claimed two mountain victories en route to winning last year's Tour, Alaphilippe has proved himself capable of protecting his 86-second lead after taking the Polka Dot jersey with two mountains wins of his own last year. "It is still going to be interesting because a lot of riders lost time".
Thomas' teammate, Egan Bernal, slipped from third to fifth overall, now 2:52 behind Alaphilippe.
The no-holds-barred performance from Alaphilippe rewarded him for taking risks on the course that proved too hard for some other riders.
Belgian Wout van Aert, a Tour rookie who won Stage 10, plowed into a roadside barrier and crashed in a right-hand curve close to the finish.
" Le délai (accordé au procureur) pour une mise en accusation a été prolongé au jeudi 25 juillet à 11 h (09 h GMT)". Le président Donald Trump a demandé " à son équipe d'oeuvrer à sa libération ", croit savoir le site américain TMZ .
Lafinale de la CAN ou Coupe d'Afrique des nations entre le Sénégal et l'Algérie ce soir inquiète plus d'un en France, a rapporté la chaîne RTL . "J'étais meurtri de voir des Français arracher le drapeau français et brandir le drapeau algérien".
Earlier on, a man was sighted trying to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers. Video shows a man climbing the wing of an Azman Air 737 in Lagos, Nigeria , allegedly to try and hitch a ride.
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Attackers also managed to hack the Metropolitan Police's website as they were able to send "test" press releases. Another said: "You hack the Met and this is the best you can do?" Others commended the brazenness of the attack.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enlisted the help of Matt Porteous to shoot portraits for George's third birthday. Most recently, the pictures released have been shot by his mum, the Duchess, in the family's Norfolk home.
Shivlekh Singh and his family were travelling from Raipur to give media interview when the unfortunate mishap claimed his life. Apart from Sasural Simar Ka , he was a part of other serials like Baal Veer, Sankatmochan Hanuman and many more.
The former Red Devils captain told reporters of Pogba in his role as a club ambassador: "He'd be in my team all the time ". I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else".
The YSR Congress Party had alleged irregularities in land acquisition during its time in the Opposition. The TDP regime had procured 34,000 acres of fertile land from farmers under a land-pooling scheme.
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia amid regional tensions
The troops are part of a US deployment plan that will send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, the CNN report said. Neither the US Department of Defence or Riyadh have confirmed the location to which the US troops will be deployed.
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Teoscar Hernandez is 5-for-24 with a double, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto. Sogard followed with a single to plate two more runners and Galvis smacked another hit to score Hernandez.
Excessive Heat Warning issued for West Michigan
A few spotty showers are possible early followed by scattered showers and storms later in the day and into the evening. Temps come down for Sunday but it will still be uncomfortably warm and muggy with showers and storms looking likely.