Remco Evenepoel to continue season at Volta ao Algarve
Feb 15 2020 09:20 pm CET

Remco Evenepoel to continue season at Volta ao Algarve
Remco Evenepoel to continue season at Volta ao Algarve
Photo of Remco Evenepoel © Deceuninck-Quick-Step Cycling Team / Getty Images

Deceuninck-Quick-Step will start at the Volta ao Algarve with a strong roster headlined by Remco Evenepoel.

The Belgian team has taken three overall victories, 15 stage wins and several distinctive jerseys in the Portuguese race, and they want to continue having success in it. The competition will be held between the 19th and the 23rd of February and Evenepoel will continue there a season that started with a victory at the Vuelta a San Juan.

The Volta ao Algarve will include two stages for the sprinters -in which Fabio Jakobsen can try to take his chances once again- and two uphill finishes. "Algarve is one of the nicest races you can do in the beginning of the year," said sports director Tom Steels. "That doesn't mean it's easy; the parcours is an up-and-down one, which makes it a perfect test before the big races of the spring.

"Fabio, who won a stage in Valencia, will count again on Davide for the lead-out, but also on Florian, who starts his season next week, while João and Tim will be there to control the race. Remco will find a good course for him, but at the same time demanding. The technical time trial on the final stage will be an important test for both Remco, who we hope will get a good GC result, but also for Yves, who podiumed in the Algarve ITT last year."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's line-up for the Volta ao Algarve (February 19-23):

João Almeida
Davide Ballerini
Tim Declercq
Remco Evenepoel
Fabio Jakobsen
Yves Lampaert
Florian Sénéchal




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