Julian Alaphilippe 'inspired' by first week of 2022 Tour de France

Julian Alaphilippe at the route presentation in Paris for the 2022 Tour de France
Julian Alaphilippe at the route presentation in Paris for the 2022 Tour de France (Image credit: ASO / Le Tour de France)

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) insisted he needs more time to truly absorb the route for the 2022 Tour de France - and by extension his ambitions next July - but on first glance he saw a favourable parcours, particularly in the first week. 

Alaphilippe was in Paris on Thursday for the unveiling of the 2022 route, which was presented alongside that of the new Tour de France Femmes. 

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