Philipsen likely to look for sprint opportunities at Vuelta a España

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen in the white jersey as best young rider on stage 2 of the 2020 Tour Down Under
UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen in the white jersey as best young rider on stage 2 of the 2020 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Belgian sprinter Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) will apparently not take part in this year's Tour de France, and is likely to instead compete at the Vuelta a España at the end of the season, the 22-year-old has told the Belgian media.

Philipsen has two victories to his name – a stage at the 2018 Tour of Utah and a stage at the 2019 Tour Down Under – since turning professional with then Professional Continental (now Continental) team Hagens Berman Axeon in 2018, and made the move to UAE Team Emirates in 2019.

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