Julian Alaphilippe says he is 'not the sole leader' for France in the World Championships road race

The Frenchman played down his form in an interview with L'Équipe

Julian Alaphilippe in world champion jersey 2022
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Julian Alaphilippe has said that he will share leadership within the French team in the men's elite road race at the World Championships this Sunday. 

Speaking to L’Équipe on Wednesday, the defending world champion said: “I’m not at 100%, but I’m there to go deep and give my best. We all have the profiles in this team to respond to the tough course, even if we’re perhaps less of the favourites than in previous years.

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