Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have smoothed out folds: ‘Stronger with, than against each other’

Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have smoothed out folds: ‘Stronger with, than against each other’
Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have smoothed out folds: ‘Stronger with, than against each other’

The folds between Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have been smoothed out. That already happened before the World Cup, they said on Thursday at a press moment of the Belgian team in Wollongong, Australia. ‘Remco and I are stronger with than against each other.’

Last year there was a bit of a fight between the two riders after the World Cup. ‘That is all a bit overstated’, says Remco Evenepoel. “I also think it’s better to forget that and now especially to think about this World Cup,” said Van Aert.

“The relationship between the two of us is good,” Van Aert continued. “We know we can use each other to become world champions. Then it is better to agree. I also think it’s a good thing that we share the leadership. It is an asset to have several irons in the fire.’

There was no tension between the two riders at the time of the press. On the contrary, there was even time for a joke. ‘Can you ride together at a World Cup?’ was asked by an Australian journalist ‘We are going to work together, of course. I said yes, it looks like this is about a marriage. We’ve been talking about it for the past few days, not just this week, but before that too.’

“The most important thing is that we want to become world champions with Belgium,” Evenepoel said. ‘I know Wout’s abilities, he knows mine. We can work together perfectly in the final of a tough match.’

“If we race together, we just have a better chance of winning,” Van Aert said. “So we’ll definitely do that.”

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The article is in Dutch

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