Alaphilippe set to show off new rainbow jersey in Flèche Wallonne defence

It begins to sink in for France’s Julian Alaphilippe at the post-race press conference that he’s become the 2020 road race world champion
It begins to sink in for France’s Julian Alaphilippe at the post-race press conference that he’s become the 2020 road race world champion (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep's clothing manufacturer, Vermarc, will have their work cut out designing and manufacturing Julian Alaphilippe's new rainbow jersey – and possibly matching shorts – in the short time between the Frenchman's World Championships road race victory on Sunday and the defence of his Flèche Wallonne title on Wednesday.

The world champion will line up in his new kit alongside Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates Andrea Bagioli, Dries Devenyns, Ian Garrison, Bob Jungels, Mauri Vansevenant and Rémi Cavagna – who finished seventh for France at the Worlds time trial last week – to try to win the Belgian one-day race for the third straight year this week.

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