About Julian Alaphilippe’s Ambitious Plans for 2024
During a live Instagram session organized by one of his team sponsors, Soudal-Quick Step, Julian Alaphilippe, the 31-year-old French cyclist, expressed his anticipation for the upcoming season, stating that it will be “an important season for me.” He revealed his initial objectives, saying, “The Tour of Flanders will be my first target, followed by the Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo. As for the rest, I will discuss it with the team management, but my aim is to maintain a high level of performance throughout the year.”
A Familiar Start to the Season
If Alaphilippe sticks to his planned schedule, his start to the season will closely resemble that of the previous year.
Mixed Results in 2023
Last year, Alaphilippe achieved two victories, winning the Ardèche Classic and a stage in the Dauphiné. However, his performance in Milan-San Remo (11th), Strade Bianche (43rd), and the Tour of Flanders (51st) was relatively ordinary.
A Pivotal Season for Alaphilippe
The upcoming season holds significant importance for Alaphilippe as it marks the final year of his contract with Patrick Lefevere’s Belgian team, Soudal-Quick Step.
Uncertainties and Expectations
While Alaphilippe’s plans for recovery and his inclusion in the Tour de France are yet to be determined, fans eagerly await further updates.