Cycling: Alaphilippe resumes “with still a little fatigue”

Julian Alaphilippe is back this Sunday in Belgium, on the roads of the Tour de Louvain. On July 25, the reigning double world champion had to cut short his Tour de Wallonie after two stages due to Covid-19.

“I’m not going there to think about a performance, but to have fun and see how I feel after the Covid, explained the Habs during a press briefing before the event. I was really flat (…) It’s been almost a week since I started again with still a little fatigue. »

The Quick-Step puncher must then take part in the Tour de l’Ain from August 9 to 11, where he won the first victory of his professional career in 2014. working towards the Vuelta (Editor’s note: which starts on August 19 » which starts on August 19), he continues. This year, I have the impression that I don’t have much wind at my back…”

Victim of a serious fall on April 24 in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Alaphilippe had not been selected by his team for the last Tour de France despite a real race against the clock to regain his level.

Even if he himself remains mixed on his last outings, the darling of the French public keeps the Worlds in Australia in the sights (September 18 to 25) for a possible pass of three. “Not to mention the triple, he says, it’s something that is part of my end-of-season objectives. »

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