Before Liege-Bastogne-Liege Remco Evenepoel has already won two victories in the sprint on equal terms – Cycling

Ever since he started racing, Remco Evenpol has shown his remarkable specialty: riding alone to win, as he did last Sunday during the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race. Little is known about the fact that the native of Shepdahl has already won two sprint victories.

Eagles often fly alone, and Remco is an eagle that probably often flies alone“,” said Tom Steeles, sporting director of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, on Monday’s show. From the podium on the radio 1.

The day after Remco Evenepoel completed the 29 km solo in Liege-Bastogne-Liege, ie. the longest victory in the solo dean after the legendary victory of Bernard Ino in 1980.

The path was not a surprise: Evenepoel was born as a race against time, and thus laid the foundation for almost all of his victories. In a single time race or in road races, going alone is sometimes very far. It also allowed him to win thirteen stage races.

Sprint to Ypres

Notably, a racer from Walloon Brabant has only twice won a race on a flat roadalthough from a limited group when he was still active among juniors.

The first time was on August 27, 2017, during his first season as a cyclist. In La Route des Géants, the international race between Saint-Omer and Ypres, he escaped with a group of eight runners. There were many opportunities for attack on the local seven-kilometer circles, but no one escaped.

Evenepoel was the fastest in the long sprint on the cobbled streets of central Ypres. Sitting in the saddle, he left his current teammate on Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Ilan Van Wilder. Dutchman Daan Hule, who is now a Trek-Segafredo professional, finished third. For Evenepoel it was the fifth victory in his young career.

Fast in Italy

A year, three days and many victories, Evenepoel was able to win again in the team sprint on August 30, 2018. This time with five riders in the first stage of the Giro della Lunigiana, a race in the famous Italian stages for juniors. .

In Lerich, again in the saddle, he forced the Italians to bite the dust of Federico GuzzoJosue Crescioli, Martin Nessler and Israeli Edo Goldstein.

These victories remain the only ones that Evenepoel has won in an equal sprint so far out of 68 victories (in youth and professional classes together).

In the elite division, he once broke out of the reduced group in the last 300 meters of Alto da Foya during the Algarve Tour in 2020, but it was a sprint uphill after climbing 7.4 km.

Given its heightened explosiveness, as evidenced by its separation at La Redoute last Sunday, it doesn’t seem unrealistic for a Quick-Step professional to add one or more sprint victoriesif he takes advantage of a group without a real fast man on board.

In the meantime, we are talking about an attack. So fast that no one will be able to follow him as in Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

“Eagles often fly alone, and Remco is an eagle that probably flies alone,” said Tom Steeles, sporting director of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, on De Tribune on Radio 1 on Monday. He reached 29 km solo in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. , the longest winning solo at La Doyenne since the legendary victory of Bernard Ino in 1980. The path was not a surprise: Evenepoel was born as a show, and thus laid the foundation for almost all of his victories. In a single time race or in road races, going alone is sometimes very far. It also allowed him to win thirteen stage races. Sprint in Ypres. It is noteworthy that the racer from Walloon Brabant only twice won the road race in the plain sprint, although from a limited group, when he was still active among juniors. First Time was on August 27, 2017, during his first season as a cyclist. At La Route des Géants, an international race between Saint-Omer and Ypres, he escaped with a group of eight riders. There were many opportunities for attack on the local seven-kilometer circles, but no one escaped. Evenepoel was the fastest in the long sprint on the cobbled streets of central Ypres. Sitting in the saddle, he left his current teammate on Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Ilan Van Wilder. Dutchman Daan Hule, who is now a Trek-Segafredo professional, finished third. For Evenepoel it was the fifth victory in his young career. Fast in Italy A year, three days and many victories, Evenepoel was able to win again in the team sprint on August 30, 2018. This time here with five riders, at the first stage of the Giro della Lunigiana, the famous Italian stage race among juniors. Evenepoel has so far won the equal sprint with 68 victories (youth and professional classes combined). In the elite division, he once broke out of the abbreviated group in the last 300 meters of Alto da Foya during the Algarve tour in 2020, but it was a sprint uphill after climbing 7.4 km. Given his increased explosiveness, as evidenced by his breakup at La Redoute last Sunday, it doesn’t seem unrealistic for a Quick-Step pro to add victory in a sprint or more if he leads the group without a real fast man on board. Meanwhile, it’s all about the attack. So fast that no one will be able to follow him as in Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

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