Remco Evenepoel flaunted his skills with yet another amazing win, he soloed to victory at the Gullegem Koerse race. Although this race is not an official UCI-event, it was still packed with some of the best racers. This was the 78th edition of the 171km race and it had the best contestants, so say the least.
Some of the famous riders that participated in this event were Greg Van Avermaet and Oliver Naesen (AG2R Citroën) along with Sep Vanmarcke (Israel-Premier Tech), Niki Terpstra (TotalEnergies), and Tom Devriendt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert). All of them combined still were not enough for the likes of Remco Evenepoel.
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After winning his first monument at the Liège-Bastogne-Liège he has only been pushing his limits. We saw how much determination he showed at the Gullegem Koerse. Using his tactics, he first let the breakaway group take the lead and after four laps when they started wearing down, he made his move. He led another group which consisted Van Avermaet and Arjen Livyns (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB).
At the end of the penultimate lap of the race, Evenepoel’s plans started moving in motion. His ferocity was unmatched as none of his rivals were able to follow him. He distanced himself carefully and then soloed to victory, that was the final piece of the puzzle.
As the race exceeded his top expectations, Remco expressed:
I thought this would be good, intensive training. But it was much more than that.
It was a billiard table-flat course, but my bike handling is getting better and better, so I never got into trouble. I’d rather it end like this than just finish in the peloton – that’s not in my character.
This win combined with the victory of Tour of Norway enhances Remco’s career. He took multiple stage victories and even got to express about that experience:
Norway is a nice bonus. It wasn’t my best or biggest win, but my figures were very good. I thought that was more important after my period of rest following my Liège win.
Next up for Remco Evenepoel is the Tour de Suisse (June 12-June 19). There are also speculations that the young champion will be making his way to Vuelta a España. If he really does go there, then he will need all the experience he can get!
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