Remco Evenepoel cleared to return to training: I have to take it step by step
Feb 09 2021 05:23 am CET

Remco Evenepoel cleared to return to training: I have to take it step by step
Remco Evenepoel cleared to return to training: I have to take it step by step
Photo of Remco Evenepoel (c) Wout Beel

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel has been cleared to return to training after undergoing new examinations.

The Belgian rider suffered a heavy crash during the Il Lombardia 2020 that left him with a fractured pelvis and a right lung contusion. The rider underwent scans in January that showed that he had to continue his recovery a bit longer before returning to training on the bike.

Evenepoel has been examined again and the medical team of Deceuninck-Quick-Step has cleared him to return to the road. "I am obviously really happy that I can get back on my bike and ride again" said the winner of the 2019 Clasica San Sebastián. "For now, I have to take it step by step and depending on my progress we can decide my future program, but the main thing is I am making progress."

"The recovery process from a crash of the magnitude that Remco had will always have some ups and downs," added Phil Jansen, Deceuninck-Quick-Step team doctor. "In the beginning it was all very positive and healing very quickly but then we had a slowing of the process.

"While this was nothing too severe, we had to pause and we are now happy that Remco can continue training and build towards the start of his season. We will have to proceed with caution and it will still be a long road to him being on the start line of a race, but it is now going in the right direction."




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