Evenepoel shows new patience with Volta ao Algarve victory

Remco Evenepoel Photo by Filipe FarinhaBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Remco Evenepoel heads up the Alto do Malhão with a clutch of GC rivals following his wheel (Image credit: Filipe FarinhaBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images)

Half an hour or so before the start of the final stage of the Volta ao Algarve in Lagoa, directeur sportif Tom Steels was talking to reporters outside the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl when a voice piped up from the doorway of the team bus.

"Hey, can you leave our sports director alone to do his job? He's too stressed," Remco Evenepoel called out, a broad grin across his face.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.