The Wolfpack series broadcast on Amazon Prime offers unseen images of the last Liège-Bastogne-Liège marked by the terrible fall of Julian Alaphilippe.
Before Netflix, which will launch its docu-series on the last Tour de France in the spring thanks to cameras present alongside most of the teams, Amazon Prime has been broadcasting its Wolfpack series since Friday, its series dedicated to the Quick Step team. Throughout last season, the cameras accompanied the formation of Patricl Lefevere. The opportunity to experience a Liège-Bastogne-Liège as close as possible during which the Wolfpack will have gone through all the feelings, from distress after the fall of Julian Alaphilippe to joy thanks to the incredible victory of Remco Evenepoel.
The images of the runners scattered on the road and of Juilan Alaphilippe, motionless in the ditch, initially froze the blood of the members of the Quickstep, the sports director Davide Bramati screaming, terrified “Julian”. The mechanic Guido Scheeren also has tears in his eyes when talking about the distress he saw in the eyes of the double tricolor champion.
While officiating at the microphone of France Télévisions, Marion Rousse, her companion, could not hold back her tears, collapsing in front of her microphone before being comforted by her companions Alexandre Pasteur and Laurent Jalabert. “If you don’t feel it, there’s no problem”, the journalist immediately launched him. The concern was in order. Very quickly, the former champion of France was nevertheless able to be reassured. ” It’s hot, she was able to breathe after having been able to collect the first news by telephone. They had little that he moved more, that he was paralyzed. They say it’s better and he’s moving his legs. He speaks. »
Recently interviewed by Le Figaro, Alexandre Pasteur returned to this episode. “It was hard for her, she left the antenna, she was unable to comment”, he recounted, emphasizing his professionalism: “She especially wanted to hear from him, to know how he was doing. And after twenty minutes, she came back on the air, which was not an obligation. I told her ‘Marion, if you don’t feel it, we manage with Jaja, there’s no problem.’ But she was reassured and she commented on the rest of the race as if nothing had happened and was able to resume her commentator costume. »