Julian Alaphilippe says there are 'a lot of things to change' in cycling after Tour of Poland crash

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider spoke of his sadness about his team-mates' crash ahead of Milan-San Remo

Julian Alaphilippe (Photo by Maximiliano Blanco/Getty Images)

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Julian Alaphilippe has said that cycling must change in the wake of the crash in the Tour of Poland that left his team-mate Fabio Jakobsen in an induced coma.

Dutch sprinter Jakobsen hit and went over some barriers close to the finish line on stage one of the WorldTour race in Katowice.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.