Race leader Evenepoel upbeat ahead of final summit finish in Vuelta a Burgos

Remco Evenepoel in the Vuelta a Burgos leader's jersey
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Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step) struck a confident note Friday when the Belgian was asked if he thought he had the Vuelta a Burgos sewn up with just one of three summit finishes left to go.

Six riders remain at a minute or less on the Belgian racer on GC, with George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) the closest at 18 seconds.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.