So excited ahead of the 2023 season, Julian Alphilippe He proved on his first day of racing that he really wants to put up a fight! This Wednesday is the occasion Calvia Cupwhich served as the first stop in Mallorca challengerunner Soudal Quick-Step Race as they say. A member of a counter group that broke away from the peloton more than 50 kilometers from the finish, the former double world champion, accompanied by three riders from his team, played as a team in the final, rolling hard to let the Casper Pedersen-A good runner to play in order to win. Ninth on the line after getting up a few hundred meters from the finish – his teammates Louis Verwicka member of the trio vying to win, and Pedersen Ranked second and fourth respectively – Julian Alphilippe He can be satisfied with his day.
Video- Julian Alaphilippe started his 2023 season well
Rui Costa victory! Veteran Portuguese on his pace to win the Trofeo Calvia Race 1 Challenge of Mallorca Julian Alaphilippe finished 9th #LesRP #ChallengeMallorca pic.twitter.com/dHKtdZvDEH
– Eurosport France (Eurosport_FR) January 25, 2023
“We did our best, so we have no regrets”
“It went well. We’ve always been well represented up front, and even overrepresented, so we had to try something. We played the Lewis (Vervaijk) card, we didn’t miss much. We also had the Kasper Pedersen card in the back in case of Regrouping for the sprint. We gave everything we had, so we don’t regret it. For my part, I’m very happy with the race we did. We would have preferred to win, of course, but it bodes well for the future.”We’ll see you again on Friday, he explained with one smile Andratx-Mirador d’Es Colomer Trophy. And as a reminder, this Wednesday the victory belonged to the Portuguese Roy Costa (Inmarché-Circus-Wanty), while the first French, Axel Zengel (Cofidis), fifth place.
Come on, Lulu!# Trofeo Calvia
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– Soudal Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (soudalquickstep) January 25, 2023