Giro d'Italia: Evenepoel glosses over tension with Almeida after losing time

Remco Evenepoel and Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) chase on the dirt roads
Remco Evenepoel and Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) chase on the sterrato of stage 11 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel has glossed over tensions within his Deceuninck-QuickStep team after he lost two minutes on the sterrato to Montalcino at the Giro d'Italia, citing radio problems for the delay in João Almeida dropping back to help him and explaining that he took out his radio earpiece because he was going so deep that he “didn’t need the commentary for a while.” 

The 21-year-old Belgian said he suffered and lost time simply because of “bad legs” but that he will continue to target the overall classification. He opted not to talk post-stage after being selected for anti-doping, only giving a short reaction via the Deceuninck-QuickStep team and then adding “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over” via social media.

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