“From the fall in Lombardy until the start of the season, it was very difficult,” admitted Remco Evenepoel. “It turned around in all directions. Advice and feedback came from all angles – subconsciously you take these things with you and change as a person.
Evenbühl also said he has benefited greatly from group psychologist Michael Firschev. “But in the last days before Liege I was very relaxed. Michel came and already felt five minutes later: that’s fine, there should be nothing to discuss.”
So the case is by no means that the young Belgian is immune to criticism. “But the most important thing for me was that every important person in my life was crying for happiness in Liege. And in the team hotel everyone was ready with a glass of champagne and a chicken leg. (laughs) This is happiness for me.”
Evenbühl also noted that he has learned how to better deal with the storm of opinions on social media. “I have closed myself off from it for a long time, but now I am calmer and looking at everything again. I know I have a good entourage who helps me mentally and physically.”
“During a week’s vacation – as now – I do as many things as I could otherwise. Go to a restaurant once, away for a whole day…in winter, for the first time in my career, I went on vacation with My friend Oumi. It led to a completely different winter. Often the little things make the difference.”
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