'I am in contact with one team in particular': Julian Alaphilippe knows identity of new team as current contract nears end

Although he says the decision is not yet final, The Frenchman has revealed he knows who he will race with for the next two years

Julian Alaphilippe at La Flèche Wallonne 2019 (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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With his contract set to finish at the end of the year, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) has revealed he knows which team he will race with for the next two seasons.

Amidst speculation and transfer rumours, as is the case for all star riders coming to the end of a contract, Alaphilippe told French newspaper Le Berry Républican that a decision is not yet final but that a number of teams have expressed interest in signing him. The 26-year-old added that he has been in contact with one team in particular.

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