Deceuninck - Quick-Step explain Julian Alaphilippe's Clásica San Sebastián abandon

The Frenchman climbed off after 90km with his team-mate Remco Evenepoel going on to take victory

Julian Alaphilippe at the Clásica San Sebastián 2019 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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As Remco Evenepoel rode and won his first ever WorldTour one-day race, Julian Alaphilippe, his team-mate and Deceuninck - Quick-Step's star rider of 2019, abandoned after just 90km had been raced.

The Frenchman was the pre-race favourite to take the win and successfully defend his title, having beaten Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) in a two-up sprint at last year's edition.

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