Julian Alaphilippe: “I love to win. I race for winning.”

June 14 th 2019 - 17:13

“It’s been a really difficult day. I wanted to do something good this week, especially today. My two rivals have tried to play with me a bit in the last hill. I told the [Gregor] Mühlberger I’d stay behind him if he didn’t want to cooperate. I knew he’d be explosive in the sprint. Fatigue is picking up after the bad weather we’ve had some days at the Dauphiné. Even though we had a big advantage, we rode hard all day. It’s been a nervous finale. I launched my sprint the latest possible. Passed the finishing line, I look at the big screen and I saw throughout the photo-finish that I had won. It makes me happy. I love to win. I race for winning. I’ve won a lot since the beginning of the season but I try to win at least one stage in every stage I take part in. In addition, the Dauphiné is my first race in France this year. I wanted to have a positive week to figure out where I’m at before the Tour de France. It’s super so far. I’ve had a good time trial.”

Criterium du Dauphiné 2019 - 14/06/2019 - Etape 6 - Saint-Vulbas - Plaine de l'Ain / Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne (229 Km) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP) - Avec le maillot à pois
Criterium du Dauphiné 2019 - 14/06/2019 - Etape 6 - Saint-Vulbas - Plaine de l'Ain / Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne (229 Km) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP) - Avec le maillot à pois © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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