AG2R Citroën eye Julian Alaphilippe as 2022 Tour de France leader

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the 2020 Tour of Flanders
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

AG2R Citroën team manager Vincent Lavenu has admitted he would be interested in signing Julian Alaphilippe as a Tour de France team leader for 2022, as he works on the long-term development of the French WorldTour team. 

AG2R Citroën have lost Romain Bardet to Team DSM and signed Greg Van Avermaet, Bob Jungels, Ben O’Connor and Lillian Calmejan but lack a Tour de France contender and headline French rider for 2021. 25-year-old Benoit Cosnefroy is a huge talent but  Alaphilippe is in his peak, is a household name in France and could opt to target overall success at the Tour de France in 2022. 

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