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Julian Alaphilippe: "I really wanted to win today"

"I really wanted to succeed today after the huge amount of work the team did. They’ve believed in me all day. I’ve been caught in a crash but I made it back without panicking. We had to get rid of the sprinters to cap it off. It wasn’t planned like that but I wanted to evaluate my rivals so when I realized I got a bit of a gap and everyone was flat out, I gave it all. They weren’t making it across. The pain was horrible but I’m so happy to win. The emotion is big every time. It’s huge to share that with my family. I miss them. I did my best for them and to enjoy the moment myself. Swapping the rainbow jersey for the yellow jersey."

26/06/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 1 – Brest / Landerneau (197,8 km) - julian Alaphilippe (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP) - Avec le maillot Jaune
26/06/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 1 – Brest / Landerneau (197,8 km) - julian Alaphilippe (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP) - Avec le maillot Jaune © A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

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