Teams & Riders Julian Alaphilippe Discussion Thread

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Alaphilipe found a nest for the next few years, let is see if he honors that choice with good wins. The art of being first when you are strong to be depends often in how much a good team get you to the place where you can make a difference.
 
Yep. First I thought he was a versatile sprinter like Mezgec or Matthews. After the Ardennes classics, I had to upgrade him to a Rebellin/Gilbert-ish puncheur type. Now he is getting closer to become the next Valverde.
 
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Velolover2 said:
Yep. First I thought he was a versatile sprinter like Mezgec or Matthews. After the Ardennes classics, I had to upgrade him to a Rebellin/Gilbert-ish puncheur type. Now he is getting closer to become the next Valverde.
Hes the next Lance Armstrong, obviously.
 
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Didn't Brailsford say he wants to win the Tour with a French guy? Under the tutelage of Kerrison, Julian could make some waves.
 
That said, it shouldn't be the biggest surprise that he can actually climb well (it's just that he had never done it before). He showed in the classics that he has a very good engine and he is only 61 kg (same as Henao), so it's quite logical that the guy can climb.
 

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