The next Julian Alaphilippe? Benoit Cosnefroy makes his mark

Benoit Cosnefroy
AG2R La Mondiale's Benoit Cosnefroy (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

On the results sheet for the 2019 Grand Prix de Montreal, the name Benoît Cosnefroy is preceded by the number 17, but that figure does little to tell the story of the young Frenchman’s race or his career so far.

Cosnefroy attacks on the final lap and leads solo until Julian Alaphilippe claws his way across with 2.7 kilometres to go. The Milan-San Remo winner, however, fails to offer a turn, and Cosnefroy waves his arm in remonstration as he senses the chasing group closing in.

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