Evenepoel disappointed with Brabantse Pijl sixth-place finish

Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) hits front of breakaway that included a trio of Ineos Grenadiers riders
Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) hits front of breakaway that included a trio of Ineos Grenadiers riders (Image credit: Jan De Meuleneir/PN/SprintCyclingAgency)

Brabantse Pijl had promised much for QuickStep-AlphaVinyl, who have to date endured a miserable Classics campaign by their high standards. With Remco Evenepoel and Julian Alaphilippe joining the squad in the hills of the Flemish Brabant, the Belgian squad looked as strong as any on the start line in Leuven.

However, five hours later, when the riders rolled home in Overijse after a rain-soaked day in the saddle, Brabantse Pijl's final results painted a similar story for the team with Evenepoel the top finisher in sixth place.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix