Julian Allaphilippe attacked with 12km to go with a brutal acceleration on the last climb of the 258.2 km world championship road race giving France its first rainbow jersey since Laurent Brochard in 1997.
"We did a great job. It was the dream of my career. I came so close already but never made it to the podium. I came with a lot of ambition, it's just a dream come true."
- Julian Allaphillipe