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“Of course I would like to win the Tour”

Guest of the program “Bistrot Vélo” on Eurosport, this Monday, the French Julian Alaphilippe spoke of his future ambitions, he who does not hide the dream of winning the Tour de France in particular.

Guest of the program “Bistrot Vélo” on Eurosport, this Monday, the French Julian Alaphilippe spoke of his future ambitions, he who does not hide the dream of winning the Tour de France in particular.

The 2020 cycling season has just ended. The French Julian Alaphilippe, resident of the Deceuninck-Quick Step training, is therefore already thinking of the next one. This Monday, the world champion was the guest of the show “Bistrot Vélo” on Eurosport. The right moment to discuss in particular his personal ambitions: “ After winning the world championships, of course I would like to win the Tour de France. These are the two races that have always made me dream. If there was only one race to win, it would be the Tour! “

Alaphilippe: “The route of the Tour 2021 makes you want to”

While waiting to possibly look into a final victory, the native of Saint-Amand-Montrond prefers to concentrate on the route of the 2021 edition: ” The layout of the Tour 2021 is beautiful and makes you want to, with the first stages that suit me pretty well. But for the moment, I’m just thinking about the preparations for the start of the season and the Tour always comes a little later. Of course, the Tour of Flanders is a race that I liked and I really want to come back. That will be part of my goals for the start of the season next year. I think I’m going to do a big boulder at the start of the season with all the Classics but we haven’t discussed that with the team yet. Paris-Roubaix? It is possible later, but not necessarily next year. “

Alaphilippe: “Evenepoel? We are not in competition ”

Next year, Remco Evenepoel will return to business, within the Deceuninck-Quick Step. A competitor ? : “We are not talking about competition with Remco (note: Evenepoel), we are talking more about an alliance. We are not in competition, on the contrary, I am very happy when he wins races and for him it is the same. After that, we avoid being in the same races because we don’t want this rivalry to exist, even if it doesn’t exist. We have already done races where he rode for me and where I gave a hand and it works very well like that. “