Spectator this Thursday of the presentation of the route of the next Tour de France, which will start from Copenhagen on July 1, 2022, Julian Alaphilippe was satisfied and cheerful. With several arrivals for puncheurs, as in Longwy (6th stage) or Lausanne (8th stage), he could aim for a seventh stage victory on the Grande Boucle.
« I like the course, it’s a beautiful layout with a first week that promises to be interesting: stopwatch, curb, cobblestones, finish for punchers … It’s going to be nice, enthused the double world champion. It will not be easy to take the yellow jersey very early … Starting with a stopwatch, it can also be the way for the best to take time but also to lose it straight away. In general, it’s a very nice layout and a first week that inspires me a lot. I can’t wait to recover from this season and start the recce. »