Cycling: A “good team” announced for Alaphilippe!

This year, Julian Alaphilippe will not compete in the Tour de France. On the other hand, the double world champion will, in a few days, start a major Tour: the Giro. On May 4, Alaphilippe will set off from Venaria Reale for 3 weeks of competition. For this Tour of Italy, Marion Rousse’s companion will also be well supported within the Soudal Quick-Step training.

In a career, there is always a first for everything and for Julian Alaphilippethis is his first participation in the Tour of Italy which is imminent. Present 6 times at the start of a Tour de France and twice of a Tour of Spainthe companion of Marion Rousse will be lined up this year at the start of Tour of Italy. With the Olympic Games in the back of his mind, the double world champion will try to shine on the other side of the Alps. Let’s see now what physical form he will be in whenAlaphilippe just showed promising things during the Tour of Romandy.

The Soudal Quick-Step with Alaphilippe at the Tour of Italy

A few days before the big departure of Tour of ItalyTraining Soudal Quick-Step has formalized its selection of 8 riders for the competition. As planned for several weeks now, we find there Julian Alaphilippe as headliner. At his side, the Frenchman will also have Tim Merlier, Josef Cerny, Jan Hirt, Luke Lamperti, Pieter Serry, Bert Van Lerberghe as well as Mauri Vansevenant.

“We have a good team for the first Grand Tour of the season”

Sports director of the Soudal Quick-Step, Davide Bramati spoke to comment on this training aligned around Julian Alaphilippe. In the press release from the Belgian team, he stated: “ We have a good team for the first Grand Tour of the season, including riders who can do a few things in sprints, in hilly stages, but also in the mountains. All the riders are confident and motivated to have a good Giro. It won’t be easy, it never is, but we are ready to take it day by day for the next 3 weeks and give our best and I hope that it will bring us great results ».

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