Julian Alaphilippe is out of contract and highly sought after.
Total-Direct Energie would offer him an offer. Manager Jean-René Bernaudeau, who has a growing budget with the arrival of Total and wants to join WorldTour, would offer him an annual salary of 4 million euros, probably three times what he sees in Deceuninck's Fast Step. Patrick Lefevere knows he will have to make great efforts to keep his runner. "I didn't program the calendar to study my future, I want to finish the classics before I think about it."", said Alaphilippus Friday.
"I was at the end of the end"
He's exhausted, but happy Julian Alaphilippe, who came to analyze his race, half an hour after arrival.
"I have no regrets because I was completely emptied"said the Frenchman. "I was at the end of the race, it was a long time that I didn't finish the race in this state. I feel exhausted and still happy with my race. We gave everything. Maybe a little too much when we didn't have the pressure or duty to do it, Patrick Lefevere told us that whatever happens, our spring was successful, it would be icing on the cake."
World No. 1 explains why he did not hesitate to go ahead, far enough away from the goal.
"It was better with wet roads and side winds that broke the peloton several times" he watched Alaphilippus. "It was a hard day, this weather wasn't my favorite, but I was there in the finals, for a moment I felt it would be hard." I was worn out, I was less explosive, tired, and the weather didn't help, I knew that peace would be La Roche-aux-Falcons, I missed a few meters to be the best."
Nice player, runner Deceunink-Quick Step was willing to greet the winner.
"I'm glad Jakob Fuglsang deserves this success after many battles with me"Julian Alaphilippe smiles. "This course suited him better than La Flèche, but I hope to return to victory one day."
Previously, he wants to emphasize the beginning of the season.
"I am also personally pleased with my spring, I'm so proud of it"he said. "My first half of the season was really amazing, when I see everything I did, it's time to recover and enjoy, because I stopped from Argentina and Colombia, I disconnect, after that, I go to Livigno high camp prepared the Tour and previously the Dauphiné."
Philippe Gilbert's co-players have no regrets. "I have a little trouble making everything I did, we tend to trivialize and I think it's bad I didn't win, but I still won three classics, Strade Bianche, Milan-Sanremo and La Fleche, I won everything I was He wanted to win, and many people would like the season to start.