Viviani and Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Paris-Nice
Quick-Step Floors have confirmed that Elia Viviani and Julian Alaphilippe will lead the Belgian team at Paris-Nice , with Fernando Gaviria and Philippe Gilbert due to ride Tirreno-Adriatico as they prepare for Milan-San Remo and the Cobbled Classics. Viviani has impressed in the early-season sprints thanks to better support from the Quick-Step Floors lead out train. He has won a stage at the Tour Down Under, two stages and the overall at the Dubai Tour and a stage at last week's Abu Dhabi Tour. He has already raced for 17 days in 2018 and will target the sprint stages in the opening days of Paris-Nice. Viviani will have the support of domestiques Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns, Belgian national time trial champion Yves Lampaert, Michael Mørkøv and Fabio Sabatini. Alaphilippe will take over team leadership as Paris-Nice heads south and into the hills. The aggressive Frenchman won the time trial stage ...
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