Julian Alaphilippe and Deceuninck-QuickStep start season at Tour de la Provence

Julian Alaphilippe leads the Deceuninck-QuickStep training ride
(Image credit: Deceuninck – Quick-Step Cycling Team)

World champion Julian Alaphilippe will begin his 2021 season at the Tour de la Provence, which gets underway on Thursday in the south of France.

The Frenchman is joined in the Deceuninck-QuickStep selection by the backbone of the team’s cobbled Classics unit, with Kasper Asgreen, Zdenek Stybar and Yves Lampaert all featuring.

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