Julian Alaphilippe wants yellow jersey in first week of Tour de France 2019

After a phenomenal start to the season, the French superstar has more big ambitions for the Tour

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Julian Alaphilippe will aim to wear the yellow jersey in the first week of the 2019 Tour de France, beginning on Saturday (July 6) in Brussels.

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step Frenchman – winner of Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, Flèche Wallonne this season – wants to put on the leader's colour in the Tour after last year winning the polka dot jersey and two stages.

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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.