Remco Evenepoel: The time trial felt like the longest of my life
Jan 29 2020 11:06 pm CET

Remco Evenepoel: The time trial felt like the longest of my life
Remco Evenepoel: The time trial felt like the longest of my life
Photo of Remco Evenepoel © Deceuninck-Quick-Step Cycling Team / Getty Images

The young Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has shown once again his time trial capabilities by winning the third stage of the Vuelta a San Juan.

The European time trial champion set the best time in the 15.2-kilometre time trial of the Argentinian competition. This victory also puts the Belgian on top of the General Classification.

"The time trial was short, but it felt like the longest one I did in my life because of the straight roads, even the climb felt endless," said Evenepoel. "I went for the win and getting it makes me happy. Today I gained time on the flat, where I could sustain a strong pace, but also on the climb, where I accelerated. This means I had good legs, which is a nice feeling so early in the season"

"It was my first time trial of the year, my first time in the European Champion jersey, and my first victory. It's nice to be atop the overall standings, but we don't have to lose our focus, as there are still four more stages to go. I'm not thinking about winning the GC, just taking it one day at a time, continue helping the team whenever and wherever I can, and we'll just see at the end of the week where that takes me."







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