Alaphilippe eyes Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo hat-trick

Julian Alaphlippe says he wants to try and win Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo

Buoyed by Deceuninck-QuickStep 's early season run of success and his own victory at Saturday’s Strade Bianche, Julian Alaphilippe has admitted that a hat-trick of victories at Strade Bianche , Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo is possible. Davide Rebellin and Philippe Gilbert are the last two riders to win the Ardennes hat-trick – Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Amstel Gold and Flèche Wallonne – while Fabian Cancellara is the only rider to have won all three of the Italian March races, in 2008. Now, Alaphilippe is ready to give it a try, having built his early season around the March races, considering them more important than a second victory at Flèche, which he secured last season. "I don't know. I hope I can do it. I’ll certainly try my best," replied Alaphilippe when Cyclingnews asked about the chances of him completing the Italian Trittico . "Strade Bianche was my first big goal – maybe more ...

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