Julian Alaphilippe doesn't share Arnaud Démare's concerns over performance products used in the peloton

The Frenchman also says he 'won't be shouting from the rooftops' when he eventually decides to compete for the Tour de France yellow jersey

Julian Alaphilippe
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Two of the most prominent French riders, Arnaud Démare and Julian Alaphilippe, both have books out this off-season, published just in time for Christmas.

Alaphilippe reveals had a number of extra-curricular offers following his Worlds win in Imola in 2020, documentaries and Netflix series, but decided a book would be the most time-efficient as he readied himself for a year in the rainbow bands (also the title of his book) and also acclimatised to becoming a father for the first time.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.