Remco Evenepoel suffers and loses time on dirt roads of Giro d'Italia

Team Deceuninck-QuickStep rider Belgiums Remco Evenepoel rides in the pack during the eleventh stage of the Giro dItalia 2021 cycling race 162 km between Perugia and Montalcino on May 19 2021 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Deceuninck-QuickStep rider Remco Evenepoel rides in the pack during stage 11 of Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Remco Evenepoel’s hopes of overall victory at the Giro d’Italia suffered a major blow on the stage 11 across the dirt roads of Tuscany on Wednesday, with the young Belgian losing 2:08 to race leader Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) on the stage to Montalcino. 

He slipped to seventh in the new overall classification, 2:22 behind Bernal.

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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.