Julian Alaphilippe on Milan-San Remo win: 'This is a huge moment in my career'

The Frenchmen celebrates a major milestone having won his first Monument

Julian Alaphilippe celebrates on the podium after winning Milan-San Remo 2019 (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) is celebrating a "huge moment" in his career after winning Milan-San Remo on Saturday (March 23) on Italy's Mediterranean coast.

The 26-year-old Frenchman won his seventh race of the 2019 season and the first Monument in a career that is starting to rocket.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.