Remco Evenepoel falls away at Tour de Suisse

NOVAZZANO SWITZERLAND JUNE 16 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl cooling down with ice after the 85th Tour de Suisse 2022 Stage 5 a 1901km stage from Ambri to Novazzano 364m ourdesuisse2022 WorldTour on June 16 2022 in Novazzano Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Remco Evenepoel of QuickStep-AlphaVinyl cooling down with ice after stage 5 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) plummeted down the standings on stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, admitting that he didn't have the legs to keep pace with his rivals for the overall title.

The Belgian rider came into the Tour de Suisse as a major contender having dominated the recent Tour of Norway to take his season win tally to nine. However, his hopes of victory were dealt a near-terminal blow on the hilly finishing circuit around Novazzano on Thursday afternoon. 

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