While he remains on a third success in La Flèche Wallonne, Julian Alaphilippe confirmed his ambitions for Liège-Bastogne-Liège this Sunday, a Monument that he claims to dream of winning.
Julian Alaphilippe does not want to stop there. While he will then go to prepare for the next Tour de France, the world champion hopes to have a perfect week. Winner for the third time at the top of the Mur de Huy this Wednesday, the rider of the Deceuninck-Quick Step training is ambitious for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the “Doyenne” who will come to conclude the period of Ardennes classics. But, if he confided in a press conference that he was reassured by his success on La Flèche Wallonne, Julian Alaphilippe is cautious before the third Monument of the season.
“It is a good indicator but However, we should not be ignited because Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a different race, much longer, tempers the one who was downgraded last year after being at fault during the sprint against Primoz Roglic. I approach it in good conditions, fully motivated. I feel a good pressure, the one we put on ourselves. »
Within a team that has been investigating success since the start of the season, Julian Alaphilippe said he did not feel any pressure from his leaders. ” I just wanna do it right, assures the world champion. Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a race that is close to my heart, I’m not hiding it, I dream of winning it. To put all the chances on his side, the native of Saint-Amand-Montrond recently carried out a reconnaissance of the course, in particular one of the additions of this 2021 edition, the Côte de Desnié, located 48 kilometers from the finish.
“I don’t think she will change the race, but something new is always nice, and then in good weather, it was a great recognition “, Confided with a smile on his face the leader of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, who recalls that” usually the justice of the peace “of the Dean remains the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, whose summit is less than fifteen kilometers from the finish. It remains to be seen whether the decision will be made at this time or sooner. A race that Julian Alaphilippe will tackle with a new frame, now white with the rainbow that suits him so well.
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