Eddy Merckx backs Remco Evenepoel to shine at Giro d'Italia

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Evenepoel wins atop the Alto da Foia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Eddy Merckx has backed Remco Evenepoel to perform strongly at the 2020 Giro d’Italia, although he stopped short of predicting whether the 20-year-old can contend overall victory on his Grand Tour debut.

Evenepoel continued his remarkable start to 2020 by winning atop the Alto da Fóia on stage 2 of the Volta ao Algarve on Thursday to take hold of the race lead. The Belgian has already won the Vuelta a San Juan last month.

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