Following the crash that forced him to abandon Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) 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 a return 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.”


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