It was a dominant performance that will see Remco Evenepoel in the rainbow jersey for the 2023 season. With a successful solo breakaway.
Remco Evenepoel : world championship | Height | Ftp
Remco Evenepoel is a Belgian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team.
|Born||25 January 2000
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb; 9 st 8 lb)|
He is the son of Patrick Evenepoel, a former racing cyclist who won the 1993 Grand Prix de Wallonie.
Remco Evenepoel started his sport career in association football, playing for the youth teams of R.S.C. Anderlecht and PSV Eindhoven, as well as being featured in the youth national teams of Belgium.
Realising that his physical abilities made him more suited for cycling, he switched to the discipline in 2017.
After winning the road race and time trial in the junior categories at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, Evenepoel turned professional with Deceuninck–Quick-Step, skipping the under-23 rank.
Evenepoel won the 2022 Vuelta a España and the 2022 UCI World Road Race Championships 2 weeks later.
Four years ago, at the 2018 Road World Championships in Innsbruck, a young Belgian cyclist named Remco Evenepoel announced himself to the cycling world with a remarkable solo victory in the junior road race.
Having already won the junior time trial earlier that week, the 18-year-old attacked with 20km of tough Austrian terrain remaining.
On Sunday, Evenepoel repeated himself on an even grander stage. With barely 30km to go in the elite men’s road race at the 2022 world championships, at the tail-end of a gruelling 266.9km course, Evenepoel and Kazakhstan’s Alexey Lutsenko went off the front of a strong lead group.
A few kilometres later, on the penultimate ascent of the short but steep Mount Pleasant climb, Evenepoel attacked solo once more.
Having won the bronze medal in the time trial last Sunday, the Deceuninck–Quick-Step rider, now 22, put his head down and time trialled towards the beachside finish.
There would be no catching Evenepoel. A new world champion was crowned in glorious sunshine, cheered on by a boisterous local crowd.
Evenepoel’s first rainbow jersey at senior level caps a remarkable season; he has already won the Vuelta a España red jersey and Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
It was vindication, too, after Belgian tactics cost Evenepoel a chance of rainbows at last year’s world titles. And it will add more fuel to the comparisons with the legendary Merckx, perhaps the greatest cyclist of all time.
“It’s incredible, the things I achieved this year,” Evenepoel said. “A season cannot be better – to win a monument, a rainbow jersey and a grand tour. I think you cannot do better than the year I’m having right now.”
Remco Evenepoel Height
Remco Evenepoel was born on 25 January, 2000 in Aalst, Belgium, is a Belgian cyclist. At 20 years old, Remco Evenepoel height is 5 ft 7 in (171.0 cm).
|Age||22 years old|
|Born||25 January 2000|
|Height||5 ft 7 in.|
Neilson Powless paid tribute to new World Champion Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) after a fast, fraught elite men’s road race in which the 26-year-old US rider eventually came home in 18th.
Powless was in on the action in the last crucial third of the race, for a while forming part of the 26-rider group that subsequently saw Evenepoel take a lone flight for victory.
Powless, fifth in last year’s UCI Road World Championships equivalent event, but who had recently expressed doubts about a repeat ride in this year’s race, said that he could maybe have finished “a few places higher with better legs”.
Remco Evenepoel’s commanding victory on stage four of the Volta ao Algarve yesterday had Belgian cycling fans believing that he could be a match for the Italian double world champion Filippo Ganna at major time trials this year; although it appears Evenepoel and his team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl were less keen to give anything away about how he achieved it, as his power numbers – 392 watts over 38 minutes of riding – were quickly deleted from his Strava upload.
The 22-year-old was in fine form yesterday, finishing 58 seconds ahead of Stefan Küng in second and 1:06 over rising British star Ethan Hayter of Ineos Grenadiers. In blustery conditions, Evenepoel average almost 51km/h over a 32km course, finishing in 37:49.
At the finish line Evenepoel claimed that this was his best time trial ever, with his numbers, feeling and position adding up to a perfectly dominant time trial performance.
The Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws also claims that Evenepoel’s Specialized Shiv has been optimised with shorter cranks and new TT extensions to get his his hands narrower, pushing his CdA (Coefficient of drag multiplied by frontal area) down even lower to improve aerodynamics.
It’s already thought Evenepoel’s position was superior to many riders in the World Tour, with EF Education’s manager Jonathan Vaughters claiming last year that his underwhelming virtual racing performances suggested he was achieving better results on the road by being more aerodynamically efficient.
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