Remco Evenepoel eyes European Championships success after almost giving up on 2021

HARROGATE ENGLAND SEPTEMBER 25 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium during the 92nd UCI Road World Championships 2019 Individual Time Trial Men Elite a 54km race from Northhallerton to Harrogate 121m ITT Yorkshire2019 Yorkshire2019 on September 25 2019 in Harrogate England Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Evenepoel representing Belgium at the 2019 World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Remco Evenepoel feels he is back to his best form despite a roller coaster of success and disappointment in 2021 and is convinced he can fight for victory in the time trial and road race at the European Championships in Trento.

Evenepoel pulled out of last week’s Benelux Tour with a stomach problem but travelled to Italy on Monday, knowing that he had also secured a place in the Belgian national team for the World Championships in Flanders. He will ride the time trial alongside Wout van Aert and then has promised to respect Van Aert’s role as sole team leader for the road race. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.