W24News – EN – Tour of Flanders: Julian Alaphilippe falls violently when hitting a motorcycle and gives up

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10/18/2020 at 3:13 PM
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10/18/2020 at 3:54 PM

Launched in the assault of victory on the Tour of Flanders in a leading trio with Mathieu Van der Poel and Wout Van Aert, the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe fell violently by hitting a motorcycle He stayed on the ground for a long time before giving up

Maybe that was the only thing that could stop Julian Alaphilippe from winning this Sunday Engaged in his first Tour of Flanders, the Frenchman seemed in great shape to win but crashed into a crashing motorbike, instantly putting an end to all his hopes.

After a first attack 49 kilometers from the finish in the wheel of his long-time teammate at Deceuninck – Quick Step, Dries Devenyns, Julian Alaphilippe had put in a layer a few kilometers further before finally taking off at 39 km of the term In his wheel, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert, the two other big favorites of this 104th edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Proof therefore that Julian Alaphilippe undoubtedly had the legs to play for victory for his first participation in the event.

But while he was in the last position of the leading trio, stuck in the wheel of Mathieu van der Poel, Julian Alaphilippe did not see a motorcycle from the race organization which decelerated in a straight line and hit him violently The Dutchman avoided the motorcycle at the last moment but the Auvergnat was surprised Thrown to the ground by falling heavily on his back, the Frenchman saw his breakaway cronies fly away at the same time as his dreams of victory. Alaphilippe then gave up without knowing for the moment the physical consequences of his fall “Alaph” was treated by a medical team and appeared to have pain in his right arm

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W24News – EN – Tour of Flanders: Julian Alaphilippe falls violently by hitting a motorbike and gives up

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