Deceuninck-Quick-Step adds Vasilis Anastopoulos and Franck Alaphilippe to coaching team
Oct 18 2019 09:36 pm CET

Deceuninck-Quick-Step adds Vasilis Anastopoulos and Franck Alaphilippe to coaching team
Deceuninck-Quick-Step adds Vasilis Anastopoulos and Franck Alaphilippe to coaching team
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step has announced the addition of Vasilis Anastopoulos and Franck Alaphilippe to its roster of coaches.

The team wants to continue its evolution and a shape that keeps bringing victories and has signed two of the highest regarded cycling coaches: Anastopoulos and Alaphilippe.

Anastopoulos was the first professional cyclist of Greece and had a successful career with victories that included the National championships for 17 times. He then went on to study sports science with a specialisation in cycling, and then he received an IOC Scholarship to study for a UCI Cycling Diploma.

He has been the trainer and general manager of the Greek national team, before taking a role with the SEG Racing Academy, a developing team where he met Fabio Jakobsen. "It is a great honour to be with the best team in the world and I am looking forward to helping the squad achieve their targets, continue winning and join in the Wolfpack spirit," he mentioned.

Alaphilippe is the cousin of Julian and he is also a former rider that became a coach. He went to the Saint-Amand-Montrond training centre, where he was responsible for the sport and studies of cadets and juniors, and he has also coached the winner of the 2019 Milano-Sanremo to become the rider he is at the moment.

"I will be working hard to help the team remain the best in the world and win the most beautiful races," Alaphilippe commented. "My dream is to help a rider become World Champion."

"We have announced a number of rider signings ahead of next season, but the addition of Franck and Vasilis are also very important," said Deceuninck-Quick-Step's CEO Patrick Lefevere. "We have a fantastic coaching team already, which is reflected in our results from our very successful recent seasons, but in order to stay successful and compete with the best, we have to evolve and keep improving.

"Both have proven track records in improving riders and getting them in the best possible shape for the most important races. We are all looking forward to working with them and the future success that we are sure they can help us achieve."
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