Julian Alaphilippe: “I heard my first name every ten seconds”

July 9 th 2019 - 19:07

“For sure this was a very special day I will never forget. Since when I woke up… When I went to the start line, I felt things I’d never felt before. The public, the cries… It was something special. I’ve felt the difference to a normal day. It’s a different world. On the peloton, everyone was happy about me. I heard my first name every 10 seconds today. It’s hard to explain. I don’t chase popularity: I just want to make people happy. But we also had something to do for Elia [Viviani] and that special day ended the best possible way with his stage win and keeping the yellow jersey. Tomorrow it will be harder. For sure, we will continue to defend the jersey. If I lose it, it’ll mean someone will beat us but I won’t give up.”

Tour de France 2019 - 09/07/2019 - Etape 4 - Reims / Nancy (213,5Km) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (DECEUNINCK -  QUICK - STEP) Avec le maillot Jaune
Tour de France 2019 - 09/07/2019 - Etape 4 - Reims / Nancy (213,5Km) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP) Avec le maillot Jaune © A.S.O./Pauline BALLET

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