Remco Evenepoel wins TT in Belgium Tour: The GC picture looks great at the moment for us
Jun 11 2021 08:38 am CET

Remco Evenepoel wins TT in Belgium Tour: The GC picture looks great at the moment for us
Remco Evenepoel wins TT in Belgium Tour: The GC picture looks great at the moment for us
Photo of Remco Evenepoel (c) Wout Beel

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has taken the victory at the individual time trial of the Belgium Tour and retains the GC lead.

The former European champion in the discipline has taken his first victory since last August by completing the 11.2-kilometre course in 12 minutes. The Belgian was the last rider to go down the ramp at Knokke-Heist, the country's best-known seaside resort, and crossed the finish line two seconds faster than his teammate Yves Lampaert.

Evenepoel extended his General Classification lead and sits 45 seconds ahead of Lampaert. "I can't put into words how happy I am!" he said. "This winning feeling is something that was missing since last year's Tour de Pologne and I am relieved that I took the stage today. I went through some difficult months with the rehabilitation, so it feels quite nice to win in this discipline that I love so much and contribute to the team's superb tally. Everyone here supported and believed in me, and for that I am grateful.

"It's my first win of the season and achieving it on home soil makes it even more special. My only regret is that there wasn't a way to be two riders on the podium, as Yves was very strong and would have deserved the victory as well. The GC picture looks great at the moment for us, but it's far from being over, so we'll continue to remain focused until Sunday."
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