Remco Evenepoel's season put on hold by lingering pelvis injury

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Remco Evenepoel at the 2020 Il Lombardia before the crash that ended his season
Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Remco Evenepoel (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Remco Evenepoel’s (Deceuninck-QuickStep) comeback to racing has been put on hold with the young Belgian still experiencing 'small problems' after his horrific crash in Il Lombardia. The fall, which occurred last August, left Evenepoel with a fractured pelvis and several other injuries. Although he was back on the bike last October, he has had to dial back his recovery and has not been able to confirm his first race of the 2021 season.

“I have a small surprise for you guys. There were some small difficulties, all part of the rehab process. To be honest, we don't know yet when I'll be able to restart because we slowed the comeback down a bit to give my body time to get ready to be 100 per cent. I had some small problems and didn't feel comfortable on the bike, so I didn't know when and where I'll be ready to restart,” he told the media during his team’s January press day in Calpe.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix