Alaphilippe getting back into action for Vuelta a España

Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep-AlphaVinyl)
Julian Alaphilippe (Quickstep-AlphaVinyl) (Image credit: LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images)

After breaking his shoulder blade and two ribs and suffering a punctured lung in a high-speed crash during Liège-Bastogne-Liège in April, Julian Alaphilippe will be back in action this month in a series of races leading up to the Vuelta a España.

Since recovering from his injuries, Alaphilippe has only competed once at the French national championships, where he finished 13th. He was not selected for QuickStep-AlphaVinyl's Tour de France team over concerns that his form was not where it needed to be.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.