Evenepoel: Time trial will deliver 'most damage' at Volta ao Algarve

Remco Evenepoel warmed-down on his TT bike after the race
Remco Evenepoel warmed-down on his TT bike after the race (Image credit: Barry Ryan)

Despite a late cameo as part of the lead-out train that delivered Fabio Jakobsen to victory on stage 1 of the Volta ao Algarve, Remco Evenepoel's day wasn't done when he crossed the finish line in Lagos. On reaching the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl team bus, he climbed aboard his time trial bike and crouched into his aerodynamic position to conduct his warm-down.

This Volta ao Algarve is likely to be decided in Saturday's individual time trial, a rippling, 32.2km test to Tavira, and Evenepoel is eager to bank every available opportunity to familiarise himself with his new machine beforehand. 

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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.