Tour de France

Stage 21) Rambouillet – Paris

FR France, Sunday 28 July 2019
128 km

Deceuninck – Quick-Step wrap up memorable Tour de France

Deceuninck – Quick-Step wrap up memorable Tour de France

Another Tour de France is done and dusted, and Deceuninck – Quick-Step can look with pride on what our extraordinary riders and staff have achieved on the biggest race in the world: a hat-trick of stage wins (netted by Julian and Elia), two exceptional weeks in the famous maillot jaune which turned 100 this year and a plethora of dazzling moments that have found their place in the race’s history book.

For three amazing weeks, Julian Alaphilippe created his own myth, one that will reverberate over generations, after igniting a nation’s hopes and keeping them alive, while continuously surpassing everyone’s expectations. The new hero of the French public, Julian lit up the race and was one of the key factors in this edition being widely regarded as the best in decades, thanks to his constant attacking, brace of stage wins, superb spell in the yellow jersey – which he defended with pride and passion – and effervescent personality, all factors that have earned him legions of fans.

“The race has been a marvelous experience, something truly unique. It was my dream to wear the maillot jaune, but to have it for 14 days was simply incredible. The team did a tremendous job riding for me and protecting me, while for my part I fought day after day to prolong this dream in yellow for as long as possible”, an elated Julian said on the Champs-Élysées, where he took to the podium to receive the Super Combatif award.

Fifth in the general classification – best result of a home rider at the 106th edition and Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s best ever GC result at Le Tour – Alaphilippe paid tribute also to the feverish crowds who didn’t miss any opportunity to show their love, coming at the team bus and the hotel before and after each stage and decking the roads and climbs of France after being sent into delirium and having their hearts captured by his fantastic exploits.

“The support of the public was superb, I don’t have enough words to tell you what it meant for me to have them chant my name, show their encouragement and support me and the team. I want to thank them for this! I have never imagined this, just as I have never imagined that I would one day finish fifth overall, a beautiful performance and a bonus which rounds out this unforgettable Tour de France”, said Julian, who brought three weeks of joy to his countrymen.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere had only words of praise for the Wolfpack as he expressed his immense happiness after one of the team’s best ever outings in a Grand Tour: “We were one of the top teams of the Tour de France and everybody – riders and staff alike – deserves huge congratulations for their work, passion and winning mentality that took us here! We were prominent every single day and all the guys – Julian, Elia, Max, Kasper, Michael, Dries, Enric and Yves – played an important role in these achievements that won’t be forgotten and rode as a real squad, which is one of the most valuable things that remain after this race.”

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
3:04:08
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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3 Niccolò Bonifazio
Team Total Direct Energie
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4 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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5 Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data
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6 André Greipel
Team Arkéa Samsic
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7 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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8 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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9 Nikias Arndt
Team Sunweb
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10 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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18 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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33 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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53 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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67 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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97 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:45
108 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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145 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:52
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
82:57:00
2 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
1:11
3 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:31
4 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1:56
5 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:05
6 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
4:23
7 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
5:15
8 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
5:30
9 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
6:12
10 Warren Barguil
Team Arkéa Samsic
7:32
22 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:20
97 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:02:42
122 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:38:18
130 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:52:37
133 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:54:37
149 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:10:05
152 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:19:33
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
316 pt
2 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
248 pt
3 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
224 pt
4 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
209 pt
5 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
201 pt
6 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
192 pt
7 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
167 pt
8 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
149 pt
9 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
146 pt
10 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
119 pt
46 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40 pt
51 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35 pt
52 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
89 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14 pt
96 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
82:57:00
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
23:58
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:20
4 Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:02:44
5 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
1:04:40
6 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
1:20:49
7 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
1:39:36
8 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
2:07:28
9 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
2:14:28
10 Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic
2:33:02
19 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:38:18
1 Romain Bardet
AG2R La Mondiale
86 pt
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
78 pt
3 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
75 pt
4 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
67 pt
5 Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida
59 pt
6 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
59 pt
7 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
58 pt
8 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
45 pt
9 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
44 pt
10 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
42 pt
14 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33 pt
62 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Movistar Team 248:58:15
2 Trek - Segafredo 47:54
3 Team INEOS 57:52
4 EF Education First 1:25:57
5 BORA - hansgrohe 1:29:30
6 Groupama - FDJ 1:42:29
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:52:55
8 AG2R La Mondiale 2:08:17
9 UAE-Team Emirates 2:10:32
10 Astana Pro Team 2:27:37

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