Yorkshire World Championships - Remco Evenepoel: Finishing just behind the reigning champion isn't a shame
Sep 26 2019 01:50 am CET

Yorkshire World Championships - Remco Evenepoel: Finishing just behind the reigning champion isn't a shame
Yorkshire World Championships - Remco Evenepoel: Finishing just behind the reigning champion isn't a shame
Photo of Remco Evenepoel © Sigrid Eggers | Deceuninck - Quick-Step Cycling Team

Belgium's Remco Evenepoel has taken the silver medal at the Individual Time Trial of the World Championships of Yorkshire continuing as such an outstanding first year as a professional rider.

Evenepoel arrived to his first Elite fight against the clock of the World Championships as one of the favourites after taking the title at the European championships and one year after becoming the junior champion of the discipline. The rider of Deceuninck-Quick-Step tackled strongly the longest time trial of his professional career at an average speed of 48.9 km/h, which put him right on the hot seat with a time of one hour and six minutes.

The Belgian was only beaten by the defending champion Rohan Dennis and he stepped on the second position of the podium in Yorkshire. "I knew the course was pretty technical and some corners were really tricky, but I felt very good on the new Specialized Shiv and I kept the power during the race, after starting a bit too fast," said Evenepoel at the end of the event.

"I think I did my job well and took what's a nice silver medal. Finishing just behind the reigning champion isn't a shame, so I can be really proud of what I did today. Being on the podium is a dream and I wouldn't have imagined I could do this. I'm now looking forward to Sunday's road race, where I hope to help my team as much as possible."




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