Evenepoel Continues His Fast-Track Pro Debut At The Uae Tour

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Remco Evenepoel was not invited to the UAE Tour 'top-riders' photo shoot and pre-race press conference but he is a rider to watch during the seven-day race as he makes his debut at WorldTour level in the Middle East. The 19-year-old Evenepoel turned professional with Deceuninck-QuickStep direct from the junior ranks after winning the world time trial and road race titles in Innsbruck. He made his debut in the recent Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina, finishing third in the time trial, ninth overall and winning the best young rider's jersey. The Flemish media have enthused about Evenepoel's potential and followed his every move. They were waiting for him when he arrived in the UAE on Friday and were keen to discover his ambitions for the UAE Tour. The Deceuninck-QuickStep team is largely built around sprinter Elia Viviani, and that will give Evenepoel and young British climber James Knox a ...

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