V.Paret-Peintre approaching, Alaphilippe should stay

V.Paret-Peintre approaching, Alaphilippe should stay
V.Paret-Peintre approaching, Alaphilippe should stay

Aurélie Sacchelli, Media365, published on Friday July 5, 2024 at 9:20 a.m.

According to information from L’Equipe, the French rider from Décathlon-AG2R La Mondiale Valentin Paret-Peintre will join Soudal-Quick Step next week, where he should be reunited with Julian Alaphilippe, who is about to extend his contract.

The cycling transfer window will officially open on August 1st, but rumors are flying in the peloton. Particularly concerning the young French riders, courted by the big foreign teams. While Axel Zingle (Cofidis) is announced at Visma-Lease a Bike and Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) should join Bahrain Victorious, The team revealed this Friday that Valentin Paret-Peintre is expected next season at Soudal-Quick Step. The sports daily explains that the 23-year-old Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale rider made it known this winter that he would like to join a team capable of competing for the podium in a Grand Tour. This is the case for the Belgian team, which is assured of having Remco Evenepoel in its ranks until 2026. Valentin Paret-Peintre should sign a two-year contract. After spending his entire career with the team led by Vincent Lavenu, the Annemasse native is ready to make the big leap abroad to help a great leader, and why not add to his list of achievements, he who currently has only one victory to his name, and not the least, the 10th stage of the last Giro. It remains to be seen what his brother Aurélien (28 years old) will do, whose contract with Décathlon-AG2R La Mondiale is coming to the end in December.

Alaphilippe wants to stay at Soudal-Quick Step

Within Soudal-Quick Step, Valentin Paret-Peintre should find a compatriot, in the person of Julian Alaphilippe. Still according to The teamthe former double world champion, aged 32, would like to extend his lease, which expires at the end of the year. Despite the many controversies with his boss Patrick Lefevere, who has criticized his salary, his lack of results and even his lifestyle in recent years, Julian Alaphilippe feels good within the Belgian team, where he has spent his entire career. Courted by Cofidis (which will lose Guillaume Martin, leaving for Groupama-FDJ according to the Belgian daily The evening), TotalEnergies and Tudor, the French rider is now awaiting an extension proposal.

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