Thomas Voeckler: “I know who will be the leader of France…”

Julien Alaphilippe (France / Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) will he be the leader of the French team for the road race of the World’s Championships ? This question was asked, this Wednesday, to the national coach, Thomas Voeckler. The former wearer of the yellow jersey did not unfortunately could not answer this question or at least he kicked into touch, explaining that he had several cards in his selection. We have a good team, but it will be different from last year because everything was in place for Julian. MEven I can’t estimate if Julian will be 100% in top form, but mtotally he is ready for these world championships. NOTWe will know on Sunday if he is in the game physically“, he explains during the French team’s press day in Australia and, among other things, at the HLN.

Video – Julian Alaphilippe before the Worlds and Sunday’s meeting

“We are not going to have an anti-Belgium race…”

Benoît Cosnefroy is in good shape, but that applies to all my riders: Bardet, Sénéchal, Laporte, Madouas… Each of them has shown something in recent weeks. I know which of them will be the leader but this information is not intended for the press“, completed Thomas Voeckler, before continuing on the tactics adopted by his riders. The former professional is particularly wary of the Belgian selection with Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team): “NOTWe are not going to do an anti-Belgium race, because that would mean that we are not focusing on other favorites like Biniam Girmay, Mathieu van der Poel and Tadej Pogacar. We are not racing to cause someone to lose, but for the French team to win.


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