Alberto Contador says he can't see Julian Alaphilippe winning the Tour de France

The two-time Tour champion maintains that Egan Bernal will win the French Grand Tour

Alberto Contador and Julian Alaphilippe (Getty)

Albero Contador has said he can't see Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) winning the Tour de France, saying the Frenchman will ignite the race and entertain on his way to Paris, but will ultimately not be able to compete when the race reaches the high mountains.

"He is a very good racer, like Jalabert, who can fight and even win a Grand Tour, but I can hardly see him winning the Tour," Contador said.

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