Remco Evenepoel ready to work for Wout Van Aert in Tokyo


The first Belgian Olympic athletes set foot on Japanese soil and among them was Remco Evenepoel, accompanied by coach Sven Vanthourenhout.

“How do I feel when I leave? Healthy tension. It will undoubtedly be a great experience”, said Evenepoel. “I did long endurance rides and of course trained a lot uphill. For example, I simulated the Mikuni Pass on the Mortirolo, a climb with comparable gradients.”

“I got a few percent better in Livigno and I feel fresh again. Now I have to do a few good training sessions in Tokyo, then we’ll see what it happens.”

“I think that Wout [Van Aert] has an edge, as I saw him riding up the Mont Ventoux. He’s in good shape. If we go to the finish with a select leading group in the road race and there are still two of us there, I will definitely work on the sprint for Wout. But until the foot of that last climb we will each ride our own race. I have also worked hard”.

The Olympic road race will take place on July 24, while the  the time trial is on the calendar four days later (July 28).


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