Julian Alaphilippe: Road race world champion returning to competition after collapsed lung

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Julian Alaphilippe will return to competition at the French Championships road race on Sunday, say his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team.

The Frenchman, who turned 30 on 11 June, resumed training last month.

At the time he said he hoped to participate at the Tour de France, which begins on 1 July in Copenhagen.

Alaphilippe’s team-mate Remco Evenepoel will headline an 11-strong contingent from Belgian team Quick-Step at the Belgian Championships this weekend.

The 22-year-old, a two-time world time trial medallist, went on to win the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race after Alaphilippe’s crash.

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