Alaphilippe to return to racing next Wednesday

Alaphilippe to return to racing next Wednesday

Saturday 13 April 2019 - 20:36

The 26-year-old Frenchman will make his first appearance in three years at Brabantse Pijl.

Following the crash that forced him to abandon Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Julian Alaphilippe has undergone further medical examination and scans that have revealed that he has not suffered any fractures. While the injuries sustained by the crash will still cause him some discomfort, he is expected to make a recovery ahead of the Ardennes Classic, with Julian returning to racing on Wednesday, at Brabantse Pijl.

“Obviously, I am very happy that our medical team have not found anything too serious with my injuries. I am now looking forward to recovering a little and returning to full training ahead of the classics”, the leader of the UCI Individual Ranking said. “I rode a little bit today and I am hoping to build on that in the coming days. Brabantse Pijl will be important for me to help get back into the rhythm of racing ahead of the Ardennes Triptyque.”

Now in his sixth season with Deceuninck – Quick-Step, Julian Alaphilippe is the most successful rider of the year, having amassed eight victories so far, including the first Monument of the season, Milano-Sanremo.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

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