Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert to captain Deceuninck-Quick-Step in Criterium du Dauphine
Jun 05 2019 12:10 am CET

Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert to captain Deceuninck-Quick-Step in Criterium du Dauphine
Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert to captain Deceuninck-Quick-Step in Criterium du Dauphine
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert will lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step at the Criterium du Dauphine. The riders will kick off the second half of their season at the French race.

The 71st edition of the race starts with two hilly stages suitable for the puncheurs, which will be followed by one for the sprinters, a time trial and another fast day, and the three last competition days include a last chance for the classic riders before facing the mountain challenges.

"Dauphiné is more than just a test for the Tour de France, it's a great and spectacular race in its own right, which this season continues the trend of the past years, putting on the table a hard course favouring the climbers", commented sports director Brian Holm.

"We go there with a balanced squad headlined by our two Monument winners – Julian and Philippe – who have recently completed an altitude training camp, but the depth of the team gives us the possibility to fight for a good result also with other riders. The summer starts here and the Wolfpack are prepared to leave their mark over as many races as possible."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's roster for the Criterium du Dauphine (9th to 16th of June):

Julian Alaphilippe
Rémi Cavagna
Tim Declercq
Philippe Gilbert
Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui
Zdenek Stybar
Petr Vakoc




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