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Julian Alaphilippe: I won’t go for the general classification in the Tour

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Julian Alaphilippe was in Palais des Congres, where the 2020 Tour de France route was presented, and he reacted enthusiastically to it.

The Frenchman said he won’t target the yellow jersey in 2020 even if he spent 14 days in yellow during the 2019 race, having taking the overall lead with his stage three victory in Épernay.

“I won’t go for the general classification, as next season I will have other goals,” Alaphilippe said.

“I will study the parcours in detail together with the team, but what I can already say is that it’s one of the toughest editions in recent years”.

Alaphilippe believes the 2020 course will be one that excites fans, with the 2019 edition being heralded as the most compelling in recent years.

“What I can tell you for now is that I won’t go for the general classification, as next season I will have other goals,” the Frenchman added, hinting at another spirited Classics campaign “Overall, its a parcours that I like, with many new climbs, which will make the race more interesting and spectacular, but at the same time, harder, and I can’t wait to be at the start in Nice.”