Alaphilippe returns from mononucleosis in Provence

Julian Alaphilippe will return to competition after a five-month break to recover from mononucleosis (glandular fever) at the Tour Cycliste International La Provence tomorrow. The 23-year-old had a breakthrough season last year, taking second place in both Liège - Bastogne - Liège and Flèche Wallonne, and second place overall and the best young rider jersey at the Tour of California.

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