Julian Alaphilippe: ‘I want to be 100% for the Tour of Flanders’

The Frenchman has said the Monument is his “big goal” for next season.

Julian Alaphilippe at the 2020 Tour of Flanders
Julian Alaphilippe at the 2020 Tour of Flanders, moments before colliding with a motorbike and crashing out.
(Image credit: Getty)

Two-time world champion Julian Alaphilippe has revealed he hopes to be back to “100%” and challenging for the win at next year’s Tour of Flanders

In a video shared by Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl on their social media channels, the Frenchman said: "I’m just looking forward to restarting the new season. You know, [this season] was a tough year and I hope I can have, not more luck, but maybe less bad luck.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.