Remco Evenepoel takes emotional solo victory in Clasica San Sebastian
Aug 03 2019 11:33 pm CET

Remco Evenepoel takes emotional solo victory in Clasica San Sebastian
Remco Evenepoel takes emotional solo victory in Clasica San Sebastian
Photo of Remco Evenepoel © Sigrid Eggers | Deceuninck - Quick-Step Cycling Team

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel has taken the victory of the Clasica San Sebastian. A late attack gave him enough space to take a solo win of the race.

The 2019 edition of the Spanish race was 227.3 kilometres long with a start and finish in San Sebastian over a route that included iconic climbs like the Jaizkibel, the Erlaitz and the Murgil-Tontorra. An escape group was formed in the first stretch of the race and included riders like Felix Grossschartnet, Grega Bole, Koen Bowman and Markel Irizar - who chose this as the last competition of his career.

With around 40 kilometres to go, all the escapees were caught by a peloton led by Movistar. Shortly after, Trek-Segafredo's Toms Skujins launched an attack and he was followed by Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel, and the two of them created a gap of more than half a minute with the reduced pack.

At a bit more than eight kilometres to go, Skujins couldn't hold the pace of his Belgian companion and the 19-year-old continued by himself. Evenepoel managed to keep the distance with the rest and crossed the finish line alone, after which he broke into tears of happiness.

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) crossed the line in second position. Marc Hirschi, Gorka Izagirre and Bauke Mollema completed the top five of the Spanish race.




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