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World champion Julian Alaphilippe set for racing comeback ahead of Tour de France

Julian Alaphilippe will return to competition at the French Championships road race on Sunday, two months after a crash left him with a collapsed lung, broken ribs and a broken shoulder blade, his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team said.World champion Alaphilippe suffered the injuries at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Monument classic after being caught up in a huge pile-up and falling into a ditch.Alaphilippe’s team mate Remco Evenepoel will headline the QuickStep contingent at the Belgian Championships this weekend.The 30-year-old Frenchman returned to training on the road last month and said at the time he hoped to participate at the Tour de France, which begins on 1 July in Copenhagen.Reuters Read More Rob Gronkowski: Four-time Super Bowl winner announces NFL retirement for second timeGeraint Thomas becomes first British cyclist to win Tour de SuisseTour de France fears sparked by Covid outbreak at Swiss warm-up race
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Julian Alaphilippe: World champion to resume training after crash

World champion Julian Alaphilippe has returned to light training after being hospitalised following a crash during the Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day race. The 29-year-old Frenchman hit a tree and suffered two broken ribs, a broken scapula and a collapsed lung. Alaphilippe's Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team said the collapsed lung he had suffered...
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