Remco Evenepoel's 'ego dented' at Giro d'Italia, says Lefevere

VERONA ITALY MAY 21 Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep at start during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 13 a 198km stage from Ravenna to Verona girodiitalia Giro UCIworldtour on May 21 2021 in Verona Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
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Deceuninck-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere has suggested that Remco Evenepoel's ego has been 'dented' after his Giro d'Italia hopes evaporated on stage 16, but he insists it was the right call to send his young star to the race. 

Evenepoel is not just making his Grand Tour debut at the age of 21, but is also doing so on the back of an eight-month injury lay-off after his pelvis fracture last August during a crash at Il Lombarida.

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