Rémi Cavagna on a memorable season: Next year I hope to be even better

Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Rémi Cavagna goes it alone from the break on stage 16 of the 2020 Vuelta a España, and was only caught two kilometres from the finish in Ciudad Rodrigo
Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Rémi Cavagna goes it alone from the break on stage 16 of the 2020 Vuelta a España, and was only caught two kilometres from the finish in Ciudad Rodrigo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Rémi Cavagna says that he hopes to be "even better" in 2021, having enjoyed a dream 2020 season, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The 25-year-old took a dominant solo victory at the Ardèche Classic at the start of the year, and then refused to allow the sport's enforced shutdown to overly affect his season, returning in August to win the French time trial title before making his Tour de France debut, having been a last-minute call-up for his home Grand Tour.

"At the Ardèche Classic, I found myself in the breakaway," Cavagna wrote in a blog published on his team's website on Monday. "It was pouring with rain, but I love those conditions, and I just kept going, stretching out my lead to the point where it became impossible for the peloton to bring me back.

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