Remco Evenepoel changes his plans in the run-up to the Vuelta a España
Monday June 20 2022 at 15:45
Remco Evenepoel hopes to shine at the Vuelta a España later this year. In order to look his best at the start of the three-week stage race, the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider decided to change his plans. Evenepoel is removing the Burgos tour from its program for an additional height stage.
Evenepoel will initially be working toward Vuelta via the Tour of Burgos, but the 22-year-old rider now wants to spend as much time as possible uphill in the mountains. The multi-skilled player hopes to prepare for the final big round of the season. The 77th edition of the Vueltaa begins on Friday 19 August with team time in Utrecht. Three weeks later, the riders finished off after a flat final stage to Madrid.
According to Patrick Lefevre, Team Manager for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, this year’s Vuelta course is something for Evenepoel. “This course should fit RYMCO. We’ve seen the Giro – though less prepared – that he has a knack for riding the big rides. If he starts in Spain with normal preparation, I still see opportunities in a few stages.”
However, Lefevere doesn’t explode high off the tower. “I just don’t want to give him a favorite just yet. It’s not yet clear how he will react to the three-week stage race,” he said at the end of last year. Evenbüele will take part in the Belgian time trial next Thursday. The road trip will follow on Sunday.
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