Am I the only one thinking, that there is no chance Alaphillipe will win a World Tour race this year? He had a shocker last year, with lots of crashes (which can't all be down to purely bad luck), and thusfar he hasn't impressed me at all. I fear he might be on the same trajectory as Sagan. Or am I just too pessimistic, and does his 11th place in Milan-Sanremo offer a glimmer of hope?
I think that's a bit premature. He has shown a good or decent level in some races. I think the worst was Strade, where he was nowhere although he should have been.
My biggest worry concerning him is that most of the Quickstepteam is not any better. So there seems to be something else than just crashes, injuries and blips of form. Maybe if he can get a contract at Jumbo we will see his old level again. Or Groupama...
For now I would wait till this year is over to say something more.