Julian Alaphilippe's cousin joins Deceuninck-QuickStep coaching staff

Tour de France 2020, Caleb Ewan and Julian Alaphilippe
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Deceuninck-QuickStep have confirmed that Julian Alaphilippe’s cousin has joined the team’s coaching staff. Franck Alaphilippe has coached Julian Alaphilippe since he was a teenager, and it was reported earlier in the year that he would take up a formal role with the team ahead of the 2020 season.

“I will be working hard to help the team remain the best in the world and win the most beautiful races. My dream is to help a rider become world champion,” said Franck Alaphilippe in a statement released by the team on Friday.

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