Cycling: The reassuring announcement of Alaphilippe
Lately, it was complicated for Julian Alaphilippe between his absence from the Tour de France and especially his Covid. But here he is back to competition. The double world champion was aligned with the Tour de l’Ain. And if he did not win, Alaphilippe showed a very beautiful face. This bodes well for the rest of the season as big goals await the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider.
Following his terrible fall on Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Julian Alaphilippe went through difficult times. While the French rider had to work a lot to heal his injuries and get back up to speed, that wasn’t enough to convince the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl to select it for Tour de France. The lack ofalaphilippe on the Grande Boucle caused a lot of talk, but the double world champion then turned to new objectives: the Vueltathe Tour of Lombardy and the Worlds. With that in mind, Julian Alaphilippe launched its preparation, but this was however truncated by a positive control for Covid-19 during the Tour of Wallonia. Affected by the coronavirus, the companion of Marion Rousse also explained recently not to be 100% yet. He nevertheless left the Ain Tower and its performance has been quite good. Although he didn’t win, Julian Alaphilippe draws a very good balance sheet from this ordeal.
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“I wanted to have fun”
While the Round of the Ain ended this Thursday, Julian Alaphilippe gave an update on his feelings after this ordeal. For Direct Velothe runner of the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl then confided: I wanted to have fun and make an effort without calculating too much, and that’s what I did. I came for that. I knew there was a good chance it would drop me in the end, like yesterday. It was but I have no regrets “. While we could have worried before this competition, everything seems to be going for the best for alaphilippe.
“It’s a very good record”
” It’s a very good record. I was happy to be back on the roads of the Tour de l’Ain. It brings back good memories after a few complicated weeks for me. I had a lot of fun for three days. I suffered too but that was the goal “, moreover added the double world champion following this Ain Tower.
A big program for Alaphilippe
The form thus seems to return for Julian Alaphilippe. And inevitably, this is positive before the big meetings that are coming up for the Frenchman. Indeed, with the Tour of Spainthe Tour of Lombardy and the Worlds, the French star of the peloton is going to have a busy and intense next few weeks. The idea now is to recover as well as possible to arrive in the best conditions. ” I now want to recover well. I’m going to do some timed cycling, and we’ll get there soon! “, then concluded Julian Alaphilippeon the way to return to top form.