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Julian Alaphilippe ‘not at 100 per cent’ for Tour de la Provence after latest sickness


Twelve months in the past, Julian Alaphilippe hit the bottom working on the Tour de la Provence, seemingly desirous to distil each final ounce of worth from his tenure within the rainbow jersey. A 12 months on, the world title stays in his possession however, for causes each deliberate and unexpected, there’s not fairly the identical urgency as he embarks on a brand new marketing campaign within the south of France on Thursday.

Alaphilippe’s resolution to forgo the cobbled Classics this 12 months in favour of the Ardennes already implied that early type wouldn’t be as crucial in 2022 – Liège-Bastogne-Liège is over 10 weeks away, in any case – and a bout of sickness final month has stalled his build-up nonetheless additional.

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