Julian Alaphilippe: I don't blame moto rider for Tour of Flanders crash

Road race world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)
Road race world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe says that he doesn't blame the motorbike rider with whom he collided during the Tour of Flanders in mid-October – a crash that ended his race while part of a lead breakaway trio with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and eventual winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix).

The Frenchman broke two of the metacarpal bones in his right hand in the crash, but was operated on the day after the accident and is now recovering at home in Andorra, according to French sports newspaper L'Equipe.

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