Eddy Merckx: I’m a big fan of Remco, let that be clear

Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) at the UCI Road World Championships 2021
Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) at the UCI Road World Championships 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Eddy Merckx has looked to end his public fallout with Remco Evenepoel by insisting he is a fan of the young Belgian, describing him as having a serious 'engine'.

Evenepoel has often been described as the next Merckx since winning the junior time trial and road race titles in 2018, sparking hype and hope in Belgium that he can be as successful as the Cannibal in the late 60s and 70s.    

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