Evenepoel suffers and then fades during emotional return to Il Lombardia

Remco Evenepoel finishes his season at Il Lombardia
Remco Evenepoel finishes his season at Il Lombardia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Remco Evenepoel returned to Il Lombardia a year after the terrible crash into a ravine that left him with a fractured pelvis and disrupted his 2021 season. He was able to overcome the emotions of it all but a moment of weakness meant he was unable to make an impact on the race as Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) went on the attack to win in Bergamo.

Ever ambitious and on form in the final races of the season, Evenepoel had harboured hopes of victory and was expected to make one of his now trademark long-range attacks. However, he struggled mid-race, suffered on the key late climb and finished 19th at 3:13 between different chase groups.

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