Giro d'italia - Remco Evenepoel: I felt the legs were pretty empty
May 20 2021 09:10 am CET

Giro d'italia - Remco Evenepoel: I felt the legs were pretty empty
Giro d'italia - Remco Evenepoel: I felt the legs were pretty empty
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Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel has dropped to the seventh overall position in the Giro d'Italia after a challenging 11th stage.

The Belgian rider was dropped by the rhythm set by Ineos-Grenadiers and Movistar on a first moment and after rejoining the Maglia Rosa group, a new change of pace left him struggling again. While Egan Bernal -leader of the General Classification- was leading the front group, Evenpoel had to chase on his own and sometimes with Joao Almeida to control the loses.

"Unfortunately, I lost two minutes," said the young talent. "It wasn’t the best day for me. I was suffering a lot on the second sector, then on the third one, when they started sprinting, I felt the legs were pretty empty, that’s why I was in the last position and couldn’t follow.

"It’s the way my body reacted after eleven days of racing that came after so much time with no racing. I’m thankful to the team and João for the job they did for me today, from the start until the finish. It’s not a good result for me, but I’m still seventh in my first Grand Tour and remain confident, as there’s still a long way to go until Milano."




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