Born on June 11, 1992 in Saint-Amand-Montrond, Julian Alaphilippe has climbed the ranks at great speed.
After a promising start in cyclo-cross, he then distinguished himself on the road He started around the age of 7-8 years at the Entente cycliste Montmarault-Montluçon.
Professional with the Belgian team Deceuninck-Quick Step and a classics specialist, he won Milan-San Remo 2019, the San Sebastian Classic 2018, the Flèche wallonne 2018 and 2019, and the Strade Bianche 2019, among others.
He also placed second in Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2015, the 2017 Tour of Lombardy and third in Milan-San Remo 2017 and 2nd in the 2020 edition.
In stage races, his victories include the 2016 Tour of California and the 2018 Tour of Britain.
He also has a stage in the Tour of Spain and four stages in the Tour de France as well as the 2018 Best Climber classification on his record. He finished the 2019 Tour de France in fifth place, after being in yellow for 14 days, and receiving the Supercombatant award.
He is ranked number one in the world from March 24, 2019 to September 15, 2019.
He dons the yellow jersey again on the 2020 edition of the Grande Boucle for 2 days and picks up a stage win.
The same year, he obtains the consecration and of his admission, the dream that he had fixed, by seizing the title of world champion on the circuit of Imola in Italy, 23 years after the last French crowned, Laurent Brochard.
2021 confirms him in the hierarchy of the peloton with a 3rd success obtained on the Flèche Wallonne, and a new stage victory on the Grande Boucle, punctuated by a new yellow jersey.
He repeats on September 26, 2021, by taking a second successive title of world champion on the road, thus becoming the first Frenchman twice world champion, which is more consecutively.