Verbrugghe backs Evenepoel to shine at Giro d'Italia

Remco Evenepoel on the podium at the Volta ao Algarve
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Belgian national coach Rik Verbrugghe has backed Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to shine over three weeks in the 2020 Giro d’Italia, assuming the postponed race goes ahead as scheduled in October.

Evenepoel was due to make his Grand Tour debut at the Giro this month, but the race was postponed until the Autumn due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 20-year-old was initially slated to target the opening time trial and then use the race partly as preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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