Julian Alaphilippe takes first win of 2022 with victory on stage two of Tour of the Basque Country

The Frenchman launched off the back off Remco Evenepoel's wheel, completing a strong performance from Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl

Julian Alaphilippe wins stage two at Pais Vasco 2022
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Julian Alaphilippe won his first race of 2022 with a win on the second stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, the Frenchman putting in a commanding sprint to fend off the other compeititors. 

Some perfectly executed Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl tactics saw Remco Evenepoel lead out from the peloton with just a kilometre to go, with Alaphilippe tucked in behind him. The world champion managed to strongly launch off his teammates wheel, before holding onto the race win.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.