Deceuninck-Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere feels Alaphilippe should target other races before Flanders or the Tour - but isn't going to hold him back either.
Bernal ranked second, van Vleuten fifth in the international ranking handed down by an international jury.
A 2020 Tour de France short on time trials and packed with surprises leaves French GC hopefuls motivated to raise their nation's hopes.
2020 sees an atypical Tour route packed with opportunities and risks for the GC riders - and here are five stages that could prove crucial.
While Ineos' stars remain tight-lipped about their 2020 race schedules, Alaphilippe confirms he will be at the Tour, but not racing for the overall.
Our grand-parents would not recognize the unconventional and surprising Tour route revealed Tuesday in Paris
Yorkshire delivered on its promise of a demanding race, but Sunday's test pushed the world's best to their collective limit.
Julian Alaphilippe revived French dreams with his thrilling Tour ride, but this writer hopes "Loulou" stays just the way he is.