Julian Alaphilippe signs Deceuninck-QuickStep contract extension

OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 04: Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck - Quick-Step during the 105th Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour of Flanders 2021, Men's Elite a 251,5km race from Antwerp to Oudenaarde / #RVV21 / #rondevanvlaanderen / #tourofflanders / on April 04, 2021 in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Nico Vereecken - Pool/Getty Images)
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in action at the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Current road race world champion Julian Alaphilippe has signed a three-year contract extension with Patrick Lefevere's Deceuninck-QuickStep squad.

The move puts an end to speculation linking the Frenchman with a move to a rival WorldTour team and comes soon after teammate and young star Remco Evenepoel signed a long-term contract extension of his own.

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