In the end, Julian Alaphilippe keeps his title of world champion. The French cycling team was at the forefront this Sunday at the cycling worlds in Belgium, between Antwerp and Louvain. Among the selected runners, Benoit Cosnefroy from Manch finished 19th in the road race. “On arrival, it was a feeling of happiness. How Julian did to develop the feat. Sincerely, I hope one day to be able to experience what he is going through and I tell myself that twice in a row anyway, it’s really strong. You have to be the best of the race in the final. It is clear that he is one of the greats among the greats “, comments the rider of Rauvillela-Bigot, still evoked his prowess of team-mate.
Julian Alaphilippe therefore keeps his rainbow jersey. He beat the Dutchman Dylan van Baarle and the Danish Michael Valgren, second and third respectively. The cyclist of Cher puts an end to 24 years of famine for the blues. The last double on world cycling data from 1997 with Laurent Brochard.
Benoit Cosnefroy as a good teammate
A double that he also owes to his teammates, who have not given up on the 268.3 kilometers of the race, like Benoit Cosnefroy. The manchois was the first French to attack 150 kilometers from the finish. “We are all fully in the French team project. When I was told to attack, I went headlong and I had no doubts about the team’s strategy. I am at 100 % for the collectives and it was the same for all the guys today “, continues the runner.
Benoit Cosnefroy confirms with this course once again that he deserves his place in the French cycling team, after a bronze medal at the European Championship two weeks ago.