The YouTube video captures Julian Alaphilippe’s victory in the opening stage and the celebrations that followed, Mark Cavendish’s victory in the fourth stage and his overwhelming emotion, as well as many other unseen Tour moments between the members of the the team.Deceuninck – Quick-Step described the video thus: “A magnificent victory for the world champion on the opening day which saw Julian Alaphilippe trading the rainbow for yellow, Mark Cavendish’s first victory at the race in five years after one of the most exciting finishes of the year and a very happy and emotional team – this movie has it all and is exactly what you need in those cold winter months as you count the remaining days until the start of the new season. ”
While the footage shows Alaphilippe’s incredible victory on the Tour’s first leg, perhaps his interaction with Dries Devenyns is the most interesting aspect of the video. The Frenchman thanks his teammate in a hotel room where the team are staying after their victory, saying that without him he could not have attacked on his own.
Also included in the opening episode of “The Wolfpack Insider: Tour de France” is the first of his four stage wins for Cavendish in 2021, which was his first triumph in three years.
Deceuninck – Quick-Step said on Twitter: “Mark Cavendish’s route at this year’s Tour de France has been one of the history books, filled with moving moments and amazing performances. “
The Manxman’s pure emotion is captured, as he sits on the ground crying immediately after the race, with his head in his hands. We see him recover the green jersey, which he finally won straight away at the end of the Tour for the second time in his career, before thanking Michael Mørkøv for allowing him to finish first.
Patrick Lefevere is also filmed at a team meal after Cavendish’s victory congratulating him, saying his self-confidence was rewarded with this first victory. The speech was followed by enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation from the staff and the team’s riders, before singing.
The team will release the next two episodes over the next two weeks.