Reassuring news from Julian Alaphilippe. The native cyclist of Saint-Amand-Montrond (Cher) still hopes to participate in the Tour de France 2022, which will start from Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 1. “The option is always open, it’s always on my mind”assures the runner in a press release issued by his Quick-Step team.
Seriously injured in an impressive fall on April 24 in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, he was treated for hemopneumothorax, a fractured scapula and two broken ribs. A month later, the Berrichon is better. “The good news was that my lung was fully recovered, which of course I was very happy about.explains Julian Alaphilippe. The broken bones were still very painful, which is completely normal as these injuries take longer to recover, but I was told I had the green light to start training.”.
Every day I get better and I hope to continue like this
The double world champion was therefore able to resume a “light training” a few days ago. He was even able to join his teammates on an internship in Sierra Nevada, in Spain, right now. A smooth recovery in view of the Tour de France. “It’s really important that we don’t rush anything and that we continue to be patient”tempers the 29-year-old athlete.