Remco Evenepoel still remains someone who knows how to divide opinions. And that in all kinds of different ways. One of them is whether Evenepoel is really made for lap work or not.
Despite his victory in the 2022 Vuelta, there are still some doubts about this. Retiring rider Greg Van Avermaet also has his own idea about how Evenepoel is best played. The Hammen native has confidence in him as a tour rider, but sees him doing even better in one-day work.
Van Avermaet said this in Het Nieuwsblad. “We measure him against the highest standard and only talk in superlatives. I said before: I think Remco is even more impressive as a one-day rider than as a tour rider.”
“I still think so. Knowing that he has already won the Vuelta. That just proves how good I think he is as a ‘classic’ driver.”
SANREMO AND THE TOUR?
Next season, Evenepoel’s classic program could look a little different. After all, it sounds in the corridors that he would like to take his chance in Milan-San Remo, the first monument of the year. Or even the Tour of Flanders. With the Tour in mind, Adrie van der Poel thinks that Evenepoel would be better off staying away from there.
Van Avermaet does not agree. “For me, spring is open for Remco. He has won Liège twice. If he would like to try the Tour of Flanders, that should be possible. Being busy with the Tour in January would personally drive me crazy. So an intermediate goal like the Tour, why not?”