Relaxed Remco Evenepoel reassures after his slide in the time trial: “It’s not all that bad”

Relaxed Remco Evenepoel reassures after his slide in the time trial: “It’s not all that bad”
Relaxed Remco Evenepoel reassures after his slide in the time trial: “It’s not all that bad”
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Remco Evenepoel appeared in front of our microphone this afternoon with a big smile. A reassuring image for Soudal-Quick Step, which saw its leader slide against the asphalt in the opening time trial yesterday. “I slept well and I don’t see any problem,” said the Belgian champion.

The Tour of the Basque Country did not start entirely according to plan for Remco Evenepoel.

The Belgian champion immediately crashed in one of the first corners of the opening time trial – where he had wanted to gain some time on his competitors.

“But it’s not all that bad,” he reassured with a smile today before the start of stage two. “I slept well too. There’s no problem.”

Ultimately, Evenepoel would also limit the damage in the rankings. He crossed the line fourth, 11 seconds behind winner Primoz Roglic.

It could go either way today.

Remco Evenepoel

Today Evenepoel and co. a treacherous ride ahead. Although there is only one real climb planned, the search is for really flat sections.

“It can indeed go either way today,” our compatriot nods. “Although I expect it will all hold together and still end in a sprint with a large group.”

So, Evenepoel can still hide a bit today, right? “Yes, indeed,” he says with a suspiciously big smile.

That promises.

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