Lefevere: Evenepoel is 'unrecognisable' from a year ago

Belgian Remco Evenepoel of QuickStep Alpha Vinyl pictured in action during the LiegeBastogneLiege one day cycling race 2575km from Liege to Liege Sunday 24 April 2022 in Liege BELGA PHOTO ERIC LALMAND Photo by ERIC LALMAND BELGA MAG Belga via AFP Photo by ERIC LALMANDBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) racing to victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège last month (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

QuickStep-AlphaVinyl boss Patrick Lefevere has said that his rider Remco Evenepoel is "unrecognisable" from how he was a year ago, following the Belgian's dominant win at the recent Tour of Norway.

Evenepoel took three stage victories at the six-day race, eventually taking the overall win by 56 seconds from Alpecin-Fenix climber Jay Vine. He now has eight wins for the season, including Liège-Bastogne-Liège, just one away from the record nine he took during the 2020 campaign that ended with a career-threatening crash at Il Lombardia.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.