Remco Evenepoel

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Remco Evenepoel
20180927 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck Men Juniors Road Race Remco Evenepoel 850 0689 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Born (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 19)
Aalst, Belgium
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current teamDeceuninck–Quick-Step
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2017Forte Young CT
2018Acrog–Pauwels Sauzen
Professional team(s)
2019–Deceuninck–Quick-Step
Major wins
Stage races
Tour of Belgium (2019)

One-day races and Classics

European Time Trial Championships (2019)
Clásica de San Sebastián (2019)

Remco Evenepoel (Aalst, born 25 January 2000) is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step.[1]

Career[edit]

Evenepoel winning the junior world time trial title at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships

Junior career[edit]

The son of the former professional cyclist Patrick Evenepoel, Remco Evenepoel started his sporting career as a football player. At the age of five he joined Anderlecht. When he was eleven years old he changed to the youth academy of PSV Eindhoven returning to Anderlecht again at the age of fourteen. He played four times for the Belgium team U15 and five times for the Belgium U16. After some setbacks and disappointments he made a switch to cycling in 2017. He won both the time trial and road race at the 2018 European Junior Road Cycling Championships. The gap between him and the second place rider in the road race was 9 minutes and 44 seconds.

In the same year he repeated his performance again winning both the time trial and road race this time at the UCI Junior Road World Championships as well.

Deceuninck–Quick-Step[edit]

Electing to skip the under-23 ranks, Evenepoel announced in July 2018 that he would join Deceuninck–Quick-Step for the 2019 season.[2] For his first season, Evenepoel was scheduled to compete in shorter stage races, and will skip the cobbled, one-day Classic races.[3][4] In his debut race the Vuelta a San Juan, Evenepoel won the young rider classification and 9th overall whilst also winning his first professional podium in the stage 3 Time Trial behind teammate Julian Alaphilippe and Valerio Conti.[5] Evenepoel's first professional victory came at the Tour of Belgium, where he won the general classification as well as a stage and the points classification.[6] On 3 August 2019 Evenepoel scored his first World Tour victory when he won the Clasica de San Sebastian. He escaped from the field, accompanied by Toms Skujinš about 20 km (12 mi) from the finish, dropping his companion on the last hill and soloing to victory.[7] He became the third-youngest rider ever to win a cycling classic in the history of the sport.[8] On 8 August 2019 Evenepoel won the time trial at the 2019 European Road Championships.[9] He spent much of the year sharing a room with Phillipe Gilbert who acted in a mentoring role.

Major results[edit]

2017
1st La Philippe Gilbert Juniors
1st La Route des Géants
Aubel–Thimister–La Gleize
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2b
2018
UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg Time trial
UEC European Junior Road Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Road race
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Time trial
National Junior Road Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.svg Road race
1st MaillotBélgica.svg Time trial
1st Jersey green.svg Overall Giro della Lunigiana
1st Jersey blue.svg Points classification
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 2a (ITT) & 4
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall GP Général Patton
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Aubel–Thimister–Stavelot
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne Juniores
1st Chrono des Nations Juniores
1st Guido Reybrouck Classic
2019
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour of Turkey
8th Overall Adriatica Ionica Race
1st Stage 3
9th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st Jersey green.svg Young rider classification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torrego, José María (23 December 2018). "El Deceuninck Quick Step busca no sucumbir del cetro mundial del ciclismo en 2019" [The Deceuninck Quick Step seeks not to succumb from the cycling world title in 2019]. La Guía del Ciclismo (in Spanish). Digipress Ibérica SL. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Evenepoel vanaf 2019 al prof bij Quick-Step: "Sky kwam nog met gek bod"" [Evenepoel from 2019: pro at Quick-Step already: "Sky came with crazy bid"]. Sporza (in Dutch). Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Evenepoel reveals schedule for debut with Deceuninck-QuickStep". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Evenepoel will not ride cobbled Classics in 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Vuelta a San Juan Stage 3 Results" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Baloise Belgium Tour: Evenepoel takes overall victory". Cyclingnews.com. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  7. ^ Malach, Pat (3 August 2019). "Evenepoel wins Clasica San Sebastian". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  8. ^ Long, Jonny (4 August 2019). "'In the last four kilometres I had tears in my eyes': Remco Evenepoel emotional after debut classics victory". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  9. ^ Evenepoel wins time trial title at European Championships

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