Tour of Spain – Lefevere: “Alaphilippe will be too short for the World Cup”

Bad luck never stops chasing Julian Alaphilippe in 2022. While he was just starting to get back in shape on this Vuelta – raced in a luxury lieutenant role for her leader Remco Evenepoel – the French of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team crashed and then retired on Wednesday during the 11th stage. Victim of aright shoulder dislocation“according to the press release from his team, the double world champion must undergo additional examinations this Thursday at the hospital in Herentals in Belgium. If at this stage”no deadline has been set for his recovery” – which can give hope for a return for the online race of the next World’s Championships – its general manager Patrick Lefevere spoke to the Het Nieuwsblad on the probable unavailability of the star of the wolf pack.

Video – Julian Alaphilippe finished La Vuelta in an ambulance!

“The impact on Remco Evenepoel is enormous. Alaphilippe was his providential man”

In the best case, he will be back on his bike in a fortnight. For the World Championships it will probably be too short, but he may be able to prepare in time for the Tour of Lombardy and the Italian races. It’s bad luck for Julian (Alaphilippe), he has seen more hospitals than he has run this year“, commented with regret Lefeverewho sees there one of the supports of Remco Evenepoel the most precious fly away to help the Belgian defend his red jersey. “The impact on Remco is enormous. Julian Alaphilippe was his providential man, who put Remco in an armchair“.


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