Remco Evenepoel takes aim at Il Lombardia after Coppa Bernocchi exhibition

LEGNANO ITALY OCTOBER 04 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep attacks in the breakaway during the 102nd Coppa Bernocchi 2021 a 19715km race from Legnano to Legnano USLegnanese1913 CoppaBernocchi on October 04 2021 in Legnano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Evenepoel attacks his breakaway companions and solos to victory at the Coppa Bernocchi (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Remco Evenepoel underscored his status among the favourites for Il Lombardia with a remarkable solo victory beneath a deluge at the Coppa Bernocchi on Monday. The Deceuninck-QuickStep rider went clear of the decisive six-man break with 31km remaining to win by almost two minutes from Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates).

The win was Evenepoel’s eighth of a season that also saw him place second at the European Championships road race and third in the World Championships time trial. His final outing of 2021 will come at Il Lombardia on Saturday.

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