So much racing to cover this week in EUROTRASH. The Critérium du Dauphiné and the Women’s Tour wind-up and the Tour de Suisse starts, plus the Euro Shop Elfstdenronde, Dwars door het Hageland and the GP Kanton Aargau – GP Canton d’Argovie all with reports, results and video. TOP STORY: Who will Patrick Lefevere pick for the Tour de France? Rider news: Egan Bernal has been sprint training, Alexander Kristoff wants to stay with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Tim Wellens to UAE Team Emirates, Aude Biannic extends Movistar and Ilnur Zakarin retires. The Vuelta a España announces its official song for 2022. And the war in Ukraine still goes on. TOP STORY: Lefevere’s Tour Selection Puzzle The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl selection for the Tour de France has not yet been finalised, but in his column for Het Nieuwsblad Patrick Lefevere gave his readers an insight into his Tour problem. For example, he says that a lack of race rhythm will not be a reason to leave Julian Alaphilippe at home. “If Alaphilippe gets fit, he will come,” wrote the boss of the Belgian team.
“We always work with a long list: a team of riders already know from the first training camp that we are looking at them for the Tour. After Switzerland we will go from eleven to the final eight names,” said Lefevere about the selection process at Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl. “Usually we arrive at our eight names fairly unanimously. It’s not rocket science either, of course. If Julian Alaphilippe […]