Remco Evenepoel raring to go for first stage of Digital Swiss 5 virtual race

Remco Evenepoel leads his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve
Remco Evenepoel leads his Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Remco Evenepoel says that he's looking forward to getting under way on the first stage of indoor race series the Digital Swiss 5 on Wednesday, which pits 19 pro teams of three riders against each other on sections of stages from this year's cancelled Tour de Suisse, all conducted on the Rouvy virtual platform using video footage of the course.

Evenepoel will take on the opening stage – 26.6km from Agarn to Leukerbad – alongside teammates Dries Devenyns and Pieter Serry, while Deceuninck-QuickStep will also field the likes of Julian Alaphilippe and Sam Bennett later in the week, as teams can choose their three riders for each stage of the race, depending on which riders will best suit the distance and terrain.

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