Julian Alaphilippe to start season in home country at Tour de la Provence
Jan 21 2021 01:11 am CET

Julian Alaphilippe to start season in home country at Tour de la Provence
Julian Alaphilippe to start season in home country at Tour de la Provence
Photo of Julian Alaphilippe (c) Wout Beel

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Julian Alaphilippe is set to start his 2021 season at La Provence in his homeland France.

The World Champion will kick off his eight season as a professional at the Tour de la Provence -2.ProSeries- that is set to be held between the 11th and the 14th of February. The race was created five years ago and will take the riders through a demanding parcours that includes a climb to Chalet-Reynard, just a few kilometres from the top of the Mont Ventoux.

The sixth edition of the Tour de la Provence will be the first appearance of Alaphilippe since 2016, the year of its inaugural edition, and he can't wait to showing his Rainbow Jersey in front of his fellow countrymen. "Winning in Imola was the best moment of last year for me and getting to wear the rainbow jersey for twelve months gives me huge pride," the Frenchman commented.

"I can't wait to show it in as many races as possible this season. I'm still recovering after my injury at last November's Ronde van Vlaanderen, but I have made some important steps since then and I am confident it will be better in the coming weeks.

"I am excited about racing for the first time this season in France, it should be a nice experience. I took part in the Tour de la Provence a few years ago and I am glad to be back. I like the parcours, but I will go there without any specific goals. The most important thing will be to rebuild the shape, and hopefully Provence will help me do just that before my spring appointments, when I'll be aiming for some strong results."




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