Alaphilippe takes France’s best Liège-Bastogne-Liège result since 1998

Second place at Flèche Wallonne meant that Julian Alaphilippe’s Ardennes campaign had already hit a high note as the young Etixx-QuickStep rider netted France’s best result in the mid-week Classic since 2000. But then on Sunday, Alaphilippe eclipsed his own achievement in Flèche with an even more outstanding runner-up spot at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the best result for France in La Doyenne since Laurent Jalabert in 1998.

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