Julian Alaphilippe pens new Etixx-Quick-Step deal

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe ties himself to Etixx-Quick-Step until the end of the 2017 season

Julian Alaphilippe and Bernard Hinault at the 2015 Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Classics sensation Julian Alaphilippe has signed a new two-year contract with Etixx-Quick-Step, with the Belgian team keen to help him build on his potential.

The Frenchman was one of the surprise packages of the Ardennes Classics, with two second places behind Alejandro Valverde at Flèche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

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