Evenepoel has 'nothing to complain about' after shedding time on stage 4 of Giro d'Italia

SESTOLA ITALY MAY 11 Romain Bardet of France and Team DSM Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep at arrival during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 4 a 187km stage from Piacenza to Sestola 1020m girodiitalia Giro UCIworldtour on May 11 2021 in Sestola Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) leads a chase group across the line in Sestola (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep leader Remco Evenepoel has recognised that he found it tough to handle the GC battle during the first serious climbing challenge of the 2021 Giro d'Italia on stage 4, but rather than panic, he successfully limited the gaps.

Having struggled a little the steep final climb of Colle Passerino, the 21-year-old only lost a minimal amount of time. He crossed the line just 11 seconds behind Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), Hugh Carthy (EF Education-Nippo), Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech), and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) after the group went on the attack two thirds of the way up.

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