Julian Alaphilippe after Fleche Wallonne victory: Everything was perfect today
Apr 18 2018 09:21 pm CET

Julian Alaphilippe after Fleche Wallonne victory: Everything was perfect today
Julian Alaphilippe after Fleche Wallonne victory: Everything was perfect today
Photo of Julian Alaphilippe by Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Quick-Step Floors' Julian Alaphilippe took his fourth victory of the season at the Fleche Wallone and with it, he also conquered his first classic race.

The rider got his victory in the race after finishing in the second position in 2015 and 2016. "I have been on the podium of this race twice, and if the first time three years ago I was surprised, the second time I was frustrated, but I also took that result as a confirmation," said Alaphilippe.

"I have always kept believing and worked hard to land a victory in a classic. The team was extraordinary, protected and kept me in a good position, so I want to thank them for their help! Everything was perfect today and now I want to celebrate this fantastic performance."

The Frenchman wanted to thank his team after winning the race. "I was the only leader of the team, but I couldn’t have made it without such a strong squad!" he commented. "In the end, after Pieter (Serry) shut down every move on the Cherave and Bob (Jungels) and Philippe (Gilbert) worked to bring me in the best position at the foot of the Mur de Huy, I let my legs do the talking.

"Things were heating up, but I remained calm and rode my own tempo before attacking at the right moment."




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