Evenepoel back in action at the Volta ao Algarve

Remco Evenpoel
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Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quickstep) will make his 2020 European racing debut at the Volta ao Algarve this week, with his time trial skills and recent success at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina making him a natural overall contender despite the likes of Geraint Thomas, Rohan Dennis, Miguel Angel Lopez, Vincenzo Nibali, Mathieu van der Poel and Dan Martin on the start list.

The five-day race includes two flat stages for the sprinters, two uphill finishes to Alto da Fóia (7.4km at 6 per cent) and Alto do Malhão (2.6km, 9.4 per cent) and a final 20.3km-long individual time trial. It is the first time for eight years that the race ends with a time trial, with the rolling course south of Lagoa expected to make the decisive time gaps and crown the overall winner.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.