This Thursday, Julian Alaphilippe will return to competition at the Raisins Race. Absent from the races since the Clasica San Sebastian, the reigning world champion took the opportunity to rest and spend time with his family. This period allowed the rider of the Deceuninck-Quick Step to breathe before tackling his end-of-season objectives with the highlight of the World Championships in Flanders. Asked by our colleagues from Wierlerflits, the Frenchman confided in his state of form and his ambitions.
“It was very relaxed. No racing, no stress at all. I feel very fresh mentally again. After the Tour, I rode in San Sebastián, then I took time for the family. I haven’t traveled, but I really enjoyed it. I took advantage of the break to be with my wife and my little boy as much as possible, “said Alaphilippe. “I’m also hungry. I want to run again,” he said.
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Then, the Frenchman from the Deceuninck-Quick Step returned to his big end-of-season goal: “I have to admit that I’m already in World Championships mode,” he said. “This race is in my head. The race should be fine for me and I would like to succeed myself, even if it is difficult. I loved wearing the rainbow jersey. I am proud of it and I tried to honor it by making an offensive race, “added the three-time winner of the Flèche Wallone.
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