Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani headline Deceuninck-Quick-Step in Tirreno-Adriatico
Mar 12 2019 04:10 am CET

Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani headline Deceuninck-Quick-Step in Tirreno-Adriatico
Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani headline Deceuninck-Quick-Step in Tirreno-Adriatico
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Julian Alaphilippe and Elia Viviani have been chosen as Deceuninck-Quick-Step's leaders in Tirreno-Adriatico. The riders aim to continue the winning ways of the team.

Just four days after taking the victory in Tirreno-Adriatico, Alaphilippe will start at the 54th edition of the Italian race. This will be the seventh WorldTour appointment of the season and will have two time trials, three stages for climbers and two that are suitable for the fast men.

Viviani will make his return to Italy after taking the victory at the road race of the national championships last June and will aim to add to the three victories that he has taken so far in the season: one in the Santos Tour Down Under, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the fifth stage of the UAE Tour.

"We've always started Tirreno-Adriatico with a good result in the team time trial and we hope it will be the case also now," commented sports director Davide Bramati. "The route is different than in the past years, without a long ascent to favour the pure climbers, which means we should see other riders in the mix for the GC.

"Our team, as you could see, is very strong, doesn't lack options for any of the seven stages and arrives at the start buoyed by our string of superb performances in the past weeks."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's roster for Tirreno-Adriatico (13th to 19th of March):

Julian Alaphilippe
Kasper Asgreen
Yves Lampaert
Michael Mørkøv
Maximiliano Richeze
Zdenek Stybar
Elia Viviani




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