Featured in The Telegraph, The Road Book 2019 contributor Philippe Auclair gives fascinating detail to the unique circumstances of Alaphilippe’s upbringing, what it is about him which compels him to race in the manner he does, and what this represents for a nation starved of recent greatness.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2019/11/28/exclusive-extract-road-book-julian-alaphilippes-tour-de-france/