Tour de France

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Julian Alaphilippe’s stunning run at the yellow jersey in 2019 shifted the focus of Deceuninck-Quick Step, and his 5th place overall was a sign that the team could potentially chase the GC overall in years to come.

Team Info

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Country
Belgium
UCI Rankings
1st
Team Manager
Patrick Lefevere
Year Founded
1999
Past Tour Results
Alaphilippe 5th place, 3 stage wins 2019
Type of Sponsor
Consumer window and flooring companies
7
Tour stage wins by the team since 2018
11
stages spent in the yellow jersey by Alaphilippe during the 2019 Tour
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Julian Alaphilippe (F) 28 4 3 5 (2019)
Kasper Asgreen (Den) 25 0 1 122 (2019)
Sam Bennett (Irl) 29 0 2 174 (2016)
Tim Declercq (B) 31 0 0 N/A
Dries Devenys (B) 36 0 1 DNF (2018)
Bob Jungels (Lux) 27 0 2 11 (2018)
Michael Mørkøv (Den) 35 0 4 93 (2012)
Remy Cavagna (F) 25 0 0 N/A

Equipment

Bicycle: Specialized
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Roval/Specialized
Clothing: Vermarc

What to know

Julian Alaphilippe’s stunning run at the yellow jersey in 2019 shifted the focus of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and his 5th place overall was a sign that the team could potentially chase the GC overall in years to come. Apparently 2020 is not the year for this, as Alaphilippe has announced his intentions to chase stage victories and save his legs for the Olympics. Now, the Olympics have been canceled and Alaphilippe has yet to clarify his intentions. DQS is the perhaps the strongest all-around squad this year, with climbers, rouleurs, and sprinter Sam Bennett on the roster.

Our take

We have our eyes on you, Julian Alaphilippe, and we’re not buying the “stage wins” part of your stated TDF ambitions. It’s no secret that this year’s route caters to Alaphilippe’s explosive style, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Frenchman and DQS make a successful run at yellow.