Fuglsang: Alaphilippe is better than me at one-day races

Once again this season, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) could only watch as Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) accelerated away from him to take another major one-day victory. Fuglsang attacked early on the Mur de Huy but had nothing left as Alaphilippe surged past him to claim his second straight Flèche Wallonne title.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.