He will be accompanied by Davide Ballerini, Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns, Iljo Keisse, Stijn Steels and Ilan Van Wilder at the Belgian race.
“We are happy to have Julian here, as he’ll ease back into competition and prepare the second part of the season. He can fight for a stage win, as he will have support from many strong and motivated guys,” Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl sport director Wilfried Peeters said in a team press release.
“Concerning the general classification, we’ll see how far he can get there, but our main goal here is to get a victory.”
Other leading riders competing at the Tour de Wallonie include Biniam Ghirmay (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert-Matériaux), Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis).