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After a terrible fall and the end of the tour: Alaphilippe also has Corona
07/25/2022 2:59 p.m
Two-time road cycling world champion Julian Alaphilippe is enjoying a year to forget. After a horrible fall and a nine-week break, as well as the subsequent non-consideration for the Tour de France the World Cup preparation of the defending champion from France is disrupted by a corona infection. Alaphilippe had to withdraw on Monday before the third stage of the Tour of Wallonia because of a positive test, he had won the prologue on Saturday. Alaphilippe wanted to prepare in Belgium for the Vuelta in Spain (19 August to 11 September) and the World Cup in Australia (18 to 25 September). “I hope to be better in a few days”, the pro from Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl wrote on Instagram. The unlucky man had a bad fall in the Liège-Bastogne-Liège classic at the end of April and suffered a broken shoulder blade, two broken ribs and a lung injury.