April 17, 2024

Alaphilippe, the end of the story?

After ten years in the colors of Soudal Quick-Step, Julian Alaphilippe could well be leaving at the end of next year. The announcement of the departure of his cousin and coach of the Belgian team, Franck Alaphilippe, clearly suggests that the companion of Marion Rousse will not be extended his contract, which expires in 2024.

My non-renewal? I was half expecting it. There…

After ten years in the colors of Soudal Quick-Step, Julian Alaphilippe could well be leaving at the end of next year. The announcement of the departure of his cousin and coach of the Belgian team, Franck Alaphilippe, clearly suggests that the companion of Marion Rousse will not be extended his contract, which expires in 2024.

My non-renewal? I was half expecting it. There had already been a first warning with everything that happened around the merger between Jumbo-Visma and Soudal Quick-Step, confided Franck Alaphilippe.e, so I wasn’t overly surprised.

These tensions between Julian Alaphilippe and Patrick Lefevere could well be the end of the Frenchman’s future with the Belgian outfit. Recently, Alaf spoke about the upcoming season. For me, 2024 will be an important season, with the ambition of staying at a high level throughout the year, which is never easy, said the 31-year-old puncheur. The first objective will be the Tour of Flanders, although before that, there will be the Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo, as well as the other northern Classics. As for the rest, I’ll discuss it with