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Contador tips Evenepoel for ‘great season’, praises decision to ride Giro


Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) has actually made a “excellent choice” to ride the Giro d’Italia in 2023 instead of the Tour de France, seven-time Grand Tour champ and Eurosport specialist Alberto Contador has actually stated. Evenepoel, presently in action at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, provided an astonishing maiden Grand Tour title at La Vuelta in 2015, sustaining enjoyment over a possible face-off with Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) this summer season. He has actually chosen to race for the maglia rosa rather in 2023 and will heading a stacked field together with Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) in May. Volta a Catalunya Roglic edges Evenepoel in Stage 1 drag race after nasty crash 20 HOURS AGO “I believe he is going to have an excellent season. I believe it was a great choice to go to the Giro d’Italia this year and not go to the Tour de France right now,” Contador informed Eurosport. “And in the future we will see whether he can measure up to Pogacar and Vingegaard on the Tour de France. “Only time will inform, however with Evenepoel’s age, he still has a great deal of margin for enhancement. I believe we still require to provide him a bit of time. “I’m sure he found out a lot in 2015 on the Vuelta a Espana. He did have the odd bad day which might assist him evaluate what he may have done incorrect or what he might have done much better.” The Belgian ended up being the very first rider in 40 years to win a Monument (at Liege-Bastogne-Liege), Grand Tour and World Championship roadway race in the exact same season in 2022. He won the UAE Tour in February and is presently contending versus Roglic and Thomas at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, where he ended up second behind the Slovenian on the opening phase. Asked what he wished to see from Evenepoel at the Giro and beyond, Contador continued: “Who is Remco Evenepoel? Remco Evenepoel is a rider that can assaulting on the flat and putting the entire peloton in check, and winning in design. “He can assaulting on a phase on the Giro and riding solo to win in design. “He will continue flying in the time trials and what I am likewise excited to see is how he does on the climbs up at the Giro. They are climbs up with truly high gradients so let’s see how he handles those circumstances. Roglic beats Evenepoel in sprint after nasty crashVan der Poel wins Milano-San Remo” And for the remainder of the season, the very same thing. Let him continue riding insane. He actually goes all out and you do not understand whether what he has actually done will exercise or not since he has actually assaulted up until now from the goal. “But these things keep us glued to the tv screen and keep us taking pleasure in biking.” This year’s Giro is most likely to favour Evenepoel with 3 private time trials on the menu, consisting of a possibly definitive penultimate phase ITT that ends up with a bruising reach Monte Lussari. The race begins on May 6. – – – Stream the 2023 biking season live and on-demand on discovery+ and eurosport.co.uk Milano – Sanremo Exclusive – Contador backs ‘huge preferred’ Pogacar for Milano-San Remo magnificence 16/03/2023 AT 07:57 UAE Tour Evenepoel wins UAE Tour as Yates surfaces in very first on Stage 7 26/02/ 2023 AT 14:05

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