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He began his amateur career in 2012 riding for Armée de Terre. He later joined Etixx-IHNed in 2014 and he joined the Pharma-Quick Step in 2014.
During the third and final ascent of the Mur de Huy at La Flèche Wallonne, Alaphilippe accelerated near its summit, overtaking the sole race leader Jelle Vanendert in the last 100 metres of the race and dropping him. Alejandro Valverde, who had won the last four La Flèche Wallonne editions, staged a late fight-back and almost caught Alaphilippe, but the latter was able to kick again in the final metres to increase his lead over Valverde and eventually win the race. It was the biggest victory of Alaphilippe's career at that point, and he was the first French winner of La Flèche Wallonne since Laurent Jalabert won in 1997.
Born in Saint-Amand-Montrond, Alaphilippe started his career competing in the cyclo-cross discipline, finishing second in the Junior World Cyclo-Cross Championships in 2010.
Alaphilippe's road career began in 2012, riding with amateur team Armée de Terre. During this season, he finished second overall and won a stage in the Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay, a UCI America Tour 2.2 event.
Alaphilippe joined Etixx–IHNed, the development team for UCI WorldTeam Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. The young rider had an even more successful season in 2013, finishing 4th in the European Road Race Championships and 9th in the UCI Road World Under-23 Championships. He also won a stage and the points classification of the Tour de l'Avenir, and won the Grand Prix Südkärnten, a one-day race.
Alaphilippe joined Omega Pharma–Quick-Step in 2014. He obtained his first podium on the first stage of the Volta a Catalunya. He was also second in Stage 5. Alaphilippe scored his first victory as a neo-pro in Stage 4 of Tour de l'Ain where he showed his explosiveness in an uphill finish ahead of Dan Martin. His best World Tour result of the year was a fifth-place finish in the GP Ouest–France.
2015 was a breakthrough year for Alaphilippe. He acted as a supporter role in the Ardennes classics to help his teammate, the reigning world champion Michał Kwiatkowski, but surprisingly finished 7th in the Amstel Gold Race behind winner Kwiatkowski. In La Flèche Wallonne, his first time participating in the race, he continued to support Kwiatkowski but found his teammate too far behind at a crucial juncture. His team director told him to go for the win and he finished second after three-time winner Alejandro Valverde. The scenario repeated itself at Liège–Bastogne–Liège a few days later when Alaphilippe finished 2nd in his La Doyenne debut, again behind Valverde. In doing so, Alaphilippe recorded the best French performance at the race since 1998, when Laurent Jalabert finished second.
Despite his large amount of successes in 2018, Alaphilippe faced disappointment at the UCI Road World Championships, where he was appointed France's team leader. On the final climb, he cracked and lost contact with the race leaders, and ended up finishing 8th.
Alaphilippe started the 2019 season in February with the Vuelta a San Juan and the Tour Colombia. At the Vuelta a San Juan, he finished second overall and won two stages, and won the points classification and one stage at the Tour Colombia. His first major race was Strade Bianche, which he won, beating out Astana rider Jakob Fuglsang in a kick up the final climb. He finished 6th overall in Tirreno–Adriatico, earning a surprise victory on stage 6 despite leading out his team's designated sprinter Elia Viviani. He then won his first Monument, in Milan–San Remo after attacking on the Poggio di San Remo and outsprinting Oliver Naesen and Michał Kwiatkowski. He became UCI World ranking No. 1 as a result. This was followed up by a near-miss of a podium place for the Amstel Gold Race, then three days later, a successful defense of his La Flèche Wallonne title that he had won in 2018.
At the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy, Alaphilippe made a blistering attack on the final climb to take victory in the prestigious men's elite road race.
His father was musician Jo Alaphilippe. After being ill for a long time (he was in a wheelchair at the 2019 Tour de France), he died in June 2020. His younger brother Bryan Alaphilippe is also a professional road cyclist who currently rides for St. Michel–Auber93. His cousin is trainer Franck Alaphilippe.
Julian was born and raised in Saint-Amand-Montrond, France. Julian is the brother of fellow cyclist Bryan Alaphilippe.
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