Julian Alaphilippe: Don't call me a favourite for Tour of Flanders

OVERIJSE BELGIUM OCTOBER 07 Podium Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration during the 60th Brabantse Pijl 2020 Men Elite a 197km race from Leuven to OverijseSchavei 106m La Flche Brabanonne BP20 on October 07 2020 in Overijse Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Alaphilippe celebrating victory in Brabantse Pijl (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Despite his sparkling form, which landed him a first victory in the rainbow jersey at De Brabantse Pijl, Julian Alaphilippe is keen to play down the idea he's a favourite for the Tour of Flanders

After botching Liège-Bastogne-LIège with a premature celebration and relegation, the new world champion bounced back on Wednesday at De Brabantse Pijl – a race that acts as something of a crossover between the Ardennes and Flemish Classics. 

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