Devenyns is the Frenchman’s loyal running mate, who never fails to thank the Belgian for the effort. Devenyns and Alaphilippe have been very good friends for years.
Sunday Devenyns took a day off. To cheer on your partner in front of the tube.
“I watched the World Cup on television at home. It was a very nice race, from the beginning, ”says Devenyns.
“It’s great to see Julian succeeding. He was the strongest man in the race, no one can deny it. I thought the whole French team was strong, they really drove for Julian: handsome. “
“It was a tough ride, tougher than some had previously estimated. Certainly, that succession of efforts will eventually begin to weigh on us. “
“I think Julian is very happy, after what he feels is a year less. He would rather have won a few more races in 2021. I suspect he will now be on the moon. “
The world title for Alaphilippe didn’t come out of nowhere, of course. The Frenchman was listed as one of the great contenders, along with Wout van Aert, among others.
Devenyns: “Julian is someone who can measure and measure perfectly. He has been working hard in this World Cup. He is a proud man who wanted to defend his shirt with determination ”.
“I am very happy that we will have the rainbow jersey in our team again next season. That is something to be proud of. In addition, there is the economic aspect, because a T-shirt like this has great appeal ”.
Devenyns has absolutely no regrets that he himself (with the Belgian team) was unable to participate in the World Cup.
“No. 364 days a year Julian is my colleague on the team. If I have to face him on the 365th, the most important day of the year for him, it’s something I’d rather not do.”