Lefevere: Evenepoel will follow a different race programme in 2021

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins stage 2 of the 2020 Volta ao Algarve
Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins stage 2 of the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere, says that Remco Evenepoel's race programme in the build-up to a likely 2021 Grand Tour debut at the Giro d'Italia will look very different, with the 20-year-old Belgian likely to have more of a leadership role and be expected to win bigger races.

Evenepoel's stated 2020 goal of winning the individual time trial at the Tokyo Olympic Games will, however, move across to next year to become his principal goal once more, Lefevere told Belgian media – even if that might not be entirely to the long-time team manager's liking.

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