The 2022 cycling season keeps on getting better and better, Julian Alaphilippe will be making this year’s debut at the Tour De La Provence. Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl already has a very strong lineup this year, as Mark Cavendish will also be making his debut at the Tour of Oman.
This year, the Tour De La Provence will be a four-day race, things will get started with a time trial in Berre-l’Étang which is scheduled for Thursday. Julian will be going for the road stage to Saintes Maries de la Mer on Friday, everything is looking good as the Tour will end next Sunday at the Montagne de Lure.
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Let’s hope this season is better than last year for Alaphilippe as he finished second in 2021, this was because Ivan Sosa took the lead, although the race was extremely entertaining.
Geert Van Bondt stated,
It’s the first time in three years that the race starts with a time trial, and it should be something for Ilan, and maybe Julian, they have a chance of getting a nice result there.
The next two stages should have the sprinters and the puncheurs respectively in the spotlight, but the wind in the region could play an important role, so we’ll see how things will go there. The last day is the hardest one, and that’s where the general classification will be decided. It will be good to see where our riders are at this point in the season.
As Julian Alaphilippe is going to debut in the Tour De La Provence this year, he used it as a warm-up for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2021. His focus is also on the Ardennes, and hopes are very high in this regard.
He also has a lot on his schedule as he will be riding the Faun-Ardèche Classic, Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, and finally, Milan-San Remo, stay tuned for more exciting updates.
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