Remco Evenepoel showed during the 6th stage of the Giro that he’s in good shape and could be a threat for the final victory.
The Belgian was one of the few riders able to keep pace with Egan Bernal on the final climb, performance which allowed him to gain time on several of his rivals. Evenepoel is now 2nd overall, 11 seconds from the pink jersey.
“I am happy with how I felt on the final climb”, said Evenepoel. “It wasn’t easy out there with the low temperatures we had and all that rain, but I had an amazing team around me, who made things much easier and protected me all the time, for which I am very grateful”.
“Thanks to their effort, I could keep my energy for the final climb, where I got a good result. Now it’s time for some rest, but the good thing is that six days into the race we are up there, which is great for the confidence”.
“In the end, it’s a perfect situation for us, I’m second overall. It was not the biggest goal to take the pink jersey today”.