Julian Alaphilippe to return at Brabantse Pijl after Tour of the Basque Country crash

The Frenchman will use the Flanders Classic as preparation for the Amstel Gold Race a few days later

Julian Alaphilippe during the 2019 Tour of the Basque Country (Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Stringer/Getty)

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Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) will return to racing at Brabantse Pijl after crashing during the Tour of the Basque Country and being forced to abandon the race.

The Frenchman rolled across the line baring the injuries of a crash 5km from the line of stage three, which also claimed Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), but failed to start on day four.

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