The Wolf pack has become synonymous with winning races throughout its long history in the sport. Lefevere’s outfit has seen success at every level of professional cycling, winning everything from Grand Tour Stages to Cobbled Classics.
With the 2019 season well under way, it hasn’t taken long for Deceuninck Quickstep to get on with their usual business of winning races. Elia Viviani kicked things off at the first available opportunity at the Tour Down under, winning stage one in style. With many teams often struggling to claim their first World Tour win till much later in the season, Viviani’s win will no doubt be a confidence boost for many of his teammates. This was evident at the Vuelta a San Juan where Julian Alaphilippe and neo-pro Remco Evenepoel both left their mark on the race.
Alaphilippe took the victory on stage 2 with an extremely savvy attack late on to steal the stage from the sprinters right at the death. He then went on to follow this up with another stage victory the in following days’ time trial, which was enough to earn him the leader’s jersey. Alaphilippe would later slip down to 2nd overall where he would stay until the end of the race.
Whilst Alaphilippe’s performance was on par with what we have come to expect from the Frenchman the real stand out performance came from the young Belgian, Remco Evenepoel. The 18-year-old impressed at his first professional race, managing to finish 3rd in the stage 3 time trail which would be enough to secure him 9th overall in GC and 1st place in the best young rider classification.
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