Julian Alaphilippe rules himself out of selection for Tokyo Olympics

The world champion says he’s had to make his decision based on different end-of-season objectives competing for his attention

Julian Alaphilippe
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Julian Alaphilippe has ruled himself out of being selected for France’s Tokyo Olympics squad this summer.

The world champion says he will not race the Mount Fuji course for the men’s road race, and that he had to make the difficult decision between multiple end-of-season objectives.

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