Evenepoel says three-for-three stage wins possible at Valenciana for QuickStep

TORRENT SPAIN FEBRUARY 03 LR Remco Evenepoel of Belgium Yellow Leader Jersey and Yves Lampaert of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl celebrates at finish line during the 73rd Volta A La Comunitat Valenciana 2022 Stage 2 a 1715km stage from Btera to Torrent VCV2022 on February 03 2022 in Torrent Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Race leader Remco Evenepoel celebrates with his QuickStep-AlphaVinyl teammates after Fabio Jakobsen's (background) stage 2 victory (Image credit: Dario BelingheriGetty Images)

Could Friday's third stage bring a third win out of three for QuickStep-AlphaVinyl in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana? Remco Evenepoel, stage 1 winner, race leader, and lead-out domestique in helping teammate Fabio Jakobsen win stage 2, certainly wasn't ruling it out on Thursday evening.

Speaking behind the winner's podium and almost within touching distance of teammate Jakobsen as the Dutchman took reporters through his impressive uphill sprint victory from just minutes before, Evenepoel argued that he'll do everything necessary to defend his lead on Friday's crunch mountain stage.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.