Cycling: This huge announcement on Julian Alaphilippe

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Cycling: This huge announcement on Julian Alaphilippe

Posted on September 13, 2022 at 5:35 p.m. by Thibault Morlain

Julian Alaphilippe will therefore indeed have the possibility of seeking a third title of world champion. Indeed, following doubts had appeared following his fall during the Tour of Spain, the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider is among Thomas Voeckler’s selection for the Worlds in Australia. The coach also spoke about the presence of Alaphilippe.

Double reigning world champion, Julian Alaphilippe will have the opportunity in a few days to get a third rainbow jersey. However, lately, it was far from won. Indeed, fell on the Tour of Spain, the Frenchman was shot in the shoulder. Uncertainty was then total about his presence at the start of the Worlds in Australia. The answer finally came: alaphilippe will be part of it. Indeed, coach of theFrance team, Thomas Voeckler summoned the companion of Marion Rousse.

“I was convinced that we were going to recover it 100%”

In remarks given to The Team, Thomas Voeckler moreover confided in the selection of Julian Alaphilippe for the Worlds. He then confessed: Given what he showed on the Tour of Spain, I was convinced that we were going to recover him 100% in Australia and that he was still going to be able to set fire, but he fell and we had to adapt . His health still allows him to be there, and I can assure you that he is not coming on vacation. He hasn’t been in a wheelchair for three months either, and then he’s capable of all that boy. I am especially happy that he is there because with or without him, the French team is not the same. It’s Julian, what. He’s the beacon, he always has a smile, he brings life to the group, he’s also the first to put himself on the board for the others if necessary. It’s the boss. It would have been really weird without him “.

“Today, he is physically fit to compete in the world championship”

For’AFP, Thomas Voeckler leaned a little more on this presence ofalaphilippe. ” I relied on him. What I did not control was the medical data. On his motivation and his ability to bounce back, I had no doubts. Today, he is physically fit to compete in the world championship. He has such love for the French team and he is also aware of what the French team was able to bring him during his two titles. It was for these reasons that he really wanted to come. “Explained the coach.

“He does not come to do figuration”

It will be good at the start or is there still a doubt? Yes, barring disaster, he will be at the start of the race in line. We do not bring him to see later if he will be in good condition. I don’t play that. On the other hand, even if we know that he is capable of anything, would it have been better if he finished the Vuelta after his somewhat truncated season? Yes, I’m not going to make a jargon. (…) But what is certain is that he does not come to do extras “, added Voeckler. To see now in what form will be Julian Alaphilippe and if he will therefore have the capacity to seek this third title of world champion. Appointment for this on September 25th.

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