A solo winner in Leuven, he retains his title of world champion!
His victory rewards the good work of the France team.
Wout van Aert
The Belgians were however the big favorites …
He spared no effort.
The pursuers never made it back.
It is the first time that a rider has won two consecutive years alone at the Worlds.
Winner ahead of Van Baarle and Valgren, he will keep his rainbow jersey.
The joy of the Frenchman with coach Thomas Voeckler.
Disappointment for the Belgian public.
The French team celebrated with dignity the title of world champion masterfully won by Julian Alaphilippe in Leuven.
Julian Alaphilippe did not fail to thank them one by one, depending on their arrival on the line. Because if the rider of the Deceuninck Quick-Step was able to keep his rainbow jersey, it is partly due to the magnificent team race offered by the Blues throughout the day on Sunday.
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A day that ended late for the men of Thomas Voeckler who indeed celebrated this world title as it should. The French runners, Julian Alaphilippe in the lead, still had the legs to let go on the dance floor, to the sound of “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer or “Bring the cup home” by Vegedream, the hit associated with the coronation. des Bleus in Russia in 2018.
Clément Russo, Valentin Madouas and Benoit Cosnefroy, who can be seen with a beer in hand, have not left their share to the dog alongside Julian Alaphilippe, but also Marion Rousse, present with the now double world champion .