Ten after the coronation of Philip GilbertBelgium have a good chance of winning the world title with two favorites in the road race: Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). But will the two stars manage to get along during the world championships of Wollongong? why yes, ohn recalls that in 2021, in Leuven, they had not managed to live together, thus putting sticks on the wheels The situation now seems to be different this year… or so it was announced Remco Evenepoel who took 3rd place in the time trial during these worlds. “I know Wout’s qualities, he knows mine. We can work perfectly together in the end.“, explains the Schepdaal native at a press conference on Thursday.
Video – Remco Evenepoel before the World Cup and the meeting on Sunday!
“Situations like last year’s must be avoided”
“I have a little more more energy in my body than last week and I am also sleeping better. My body has finally acclimated to the time difference. Now I am totally focused on a good result with the team.“, completes the resident of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team. The recent winner of Back to Spain He also mentioned the tactical aspect of the road race that will take place this Sunday: “The French team riders seem to me to be our biggest opponents. Michael Matthews is also one of the favorites and there are always guys like Mathieu van der Poel and Tadej Pogacar, but we are not looking specifically at one rider. We are not the only ones who have to control the race. I’m thinking of Italy, France, Holland… All eyes will be on our team, but we have to stay calm and work together as a team. You have to avoid situations like last year.“