Alaphilippe, the big announcement on his return

The sports director of Quick Step training, Wilfried Peeters, gave news of Julian Alaphilippe, victim of a terrible Liège-Bastogne-Liège. And these are quite reassuring.

Will participate or not? Since his heavy fall on the roads on the roads of Liège-Bastogne-Liège on April 24, Julian Alaphilippe, victim of two broken ribs, a fractured scapula and a pneumothorax, has been in a race against time to be restored in time for the big start of the Tour de France (July 1 to 24).

“He works on his condition”

After observing a period of rest necessary for the healing of his injuries, the reigning double world champions made his return to training just under a month ago. “He is currently training at altitude in Livigno (ski resort on the Italian-Swiss border where the Belgian team is staying for training) where he is working on his own terms”thus entrusted the sports director of the Quick-Step, Wilfried Peeters, to Laatste Nieuws.

Answer in ” ten days “

“It is going better and better for him but we prefer not to take a decision too hastily”, continued the leader of the Belgian formation, before giving more details on the date on which his presence will be announced. or not on the Grande Boucle: “We will only decide within ten days of Alaphilippe’s participation in the Tour de France. He may compete in the French championship in Cholet on June 26, but it is not yet 100% certain, ”concluded Peeters.

“I may not be 100% at the start of the Tour”

At the end of last May, Julian Alaphilippe had already shown himself to be optimistic about his chances of taking the start of the Tour. “I may not be 100% at the start of the Tour, with the condition that I would have had with perfect preparation, but it will already be a great thing to be there, he assured. It’s always magical to participate in the Tour with the jersey of world champion. It’s my motivation every day in training, even if I don’t want to skip the stages. »

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