Remco Evenepoel had an absolute off day in stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana. The Belgian lost 27 minutes and fell from third place to 19th in the GC.
“It was just one of those days where my tank was empty. We gave it everything and I have no regrets. I want to thank my teammates who stayed with me the whole day and left everything out there for me. We will discuss and look at where we go from here for the rest of La Vuelta”, said Remco Evenepoel.
“Not much can be said about this stage. It was just a bad day for Remco – he was not sick or injured. It’s unfortunate and it can happen. Cycling is not racing on a simulator and we are all human beings. We will sit down as a team tonight, assess what happened and look at our goals for the rest of the race”, added Soudal Quick-Step sports director Klaas Lodewyck.