CyclingRemco Evenepoel (21) will be at the start of the Tour of Lombardy for the second time tomorrow. Last season, of course, the race in which he fell so hard, this year the race in which he wants to conclude that chapter with victory. “I initially with a lot of confidence and enthusiasm.”
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A year and two months after his terrible fall during the Tour of Lombardy, Remco Evenepoel is preparing for his second “Falling Leaves Race”. “I’m at the start with a lot of confidence and enthusiasm,” looks forward to VTM Nieuws. “I’m looking forward to getting back in shape after a fall. I consider that to be an achievement in itself. As for my look, I shouldn’t doubt I’m doing well. But it’s a long and difficult path, so the lights can go out all of a sudden. It can happen to anyone.”
Let’s talk about that fall then. What has stuck with that since that moment? “I don’t really care about that anymore. I have confidence in the bike, rides well, squeezes in the peloton without any issues… This page has been completely turned. Does the lack of a Surmano on the course help? Partially maybe, but if he was inside it wouldn’t deter me.” “.
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Evenepoel has led the roof over the past few weeks with victories at the Baloise Belgium Tour, the Druivenkoers, Brussels Cycling Classic and Coppa Bernocchi. Winning in Lombardy would of course be the climax of his season. “I was hoping to put that crown in the European Championships, but that didn’t work out. It would definitely be nice to be able to put the icing on the cake, but a lot of the guys in the pack would think that way. It would be a meaningful victory, for sure.”
Then Evenepoel has to pass a number of cheerleaders. His teammate and world champion Julian Alaphilippe will be present, as will tour winner Tadej Pojjakar. But Evenpoel himself sees only one man behind his name with five stars. “Roglic is the best ever.”
The Lombardy Tour can be followed live tomorrow on VTM and HLN.be.
Watch too. Lefevere visited the wall that Evenepoel fell on last year
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