Julian Alaphilippe wins Strade Bianche on first participation

Julian Alaphilippe wins Strade Bianche 2019

Julian Alaphilippe won the Strade Bianche on his first participation as he beat Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) at the end of a 184-km ride around Siena peppered with gravelled road sections.

The Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider followed Fuglsang’s attack in the penultimate gravelled section and perfectly timed his effort in the narrow streets of Siena to prevail on the Piazza Del Campo.

“I’m just so happy, my team did a great job today. I knew it was a good race for me,” said Alaphilippe, who gave Deceunik-Quick-Step their fourth consecutive win in the 2019 classics after they claimed the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and Le Samyn.

“I just had to make no mistake and I made none, I was in a good day. It was my first big goal of the season.”

“I want to win every race that I start with a winning chance,” said Alaphilippe, who has two Tour de France stages to his name and last year won the race’s mountain classification.

Wouth van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) took third place.

Annemiek van Vleuten earlier won the women’s race, going solo to cross the line after 136 kilometres.

“This is one of the best victories in my career. I thought after breaking my knee at the world championship that I wouldn’t have enough time to get into the right form for winning Strade Bianche,” the Mitchelton-Scott rider said. “But I’m glad it was enough time. I managed to attack exactly where I had planned to.”

Dane Annika Langvad was second and Katarzyna Niewiadoma took third place.

You can rewatch Strade Bianche 2019 HERE.

Strade Bianche 2019 results:

1Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


3Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)


4Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)


6Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)


7Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)


8Simon Clarke (EF Education First)


9Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo)


10Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


11Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


12Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


13Pieter Serry (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


14Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale)


15Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ)


16Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane)


17Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


18Luke Durbridge (Mitchelton-Scott)


19Christopher Juul Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott)


20Roman Kreuziger (Dimension Data)



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