Remco Evenepoel: I had the legs to become world champion

Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) at the UCI Road World Championships 2021
Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) at the UCI Road World Championships 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel has suggested he had the form to become world champion in last Sunday’s road race but never had the chance because he was obliged to follow team orders and chase down attacks as Belgium stuck to the plan of riding for Wout Van Aert.   

Evenepoel had fought his way into the Belgian team after a series of victories in the summer and second place in the European Championships road race. Belgian national coach Sven Vanthourenhout selected him but insisted he played a supporting role. 

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