La Vuelta – Remco Evenepoel very close to winning the Tour of Spain: “It’s the best day of my life”

La Vuelta – Remco Evenepoel very close to winning the Tour of Spain: “It’s the best day of my life”

La Vuelta – Remco Evenepoel very close to winning the Tour of Spain: “It’s the best day of my life”

So many expectations, criticisms, doubts, pains… All this and much more went through Remco Evenepoel’s mind as soon as he crossed the finish line of the 20th stage. A day that had to go through hell because Enric Mas and Movistar had promised him and that the chain of passages would have put him in difficulty. Nothing happened and there were so many tears of joy that bathed this youthful face that we must know so much about this Vuelta that he dominated, and that will win on Sunday, sowed promises. But all of this, there will always be time to think about it later. Only the happiness of a superb triumph must remain.

Fear, doubt always comes before joy. Remco Evenepoel did not escape, alone in his hotel room to mull over the probable scenario of this twentieth stage. Transparent as always and freed from the task carried out, the Belgian confided: “This morning I was very stressed, maybe I didn’t show it but I didn’t sleep very well. You know what awaits you and it was a super difficult stepIf Enric Mas had not had the legs to hurt him, the Movistar had done everything for the start of the stage conducted at full capacity. The milestones of the revolution had been laid, only the final assault was missing.

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This was nipped in the bud by a once again too solid Evenepoel. For her part, Mas couldn’t take it anymore. “Legs spoke todayrejoices. I didn’t even think about the stage, I just wanted to win the general classification. I had to follow, control, believe in my strength“The exchange of glances following the attack of the Spaniard and the return of the Belgian had the trappings of an act of submission. The boy had undoubtedly understood that he was about to win the first grand tour of his already brilliant career”.I tried to indulge myself, but on the penultimate climb there weren’t many. Mas went out of his way to let me go, but I was the only one who could follow him“, He confides again in Sporza.

Evenepoel: “I have shown that I can respond to criticism with my legs”

My mission is accomplished. I don’t know what’s going on in my head and body right now, but it’s great“What Evenepoel discovers there seems furiously the culmination of something. This Vuelta is not the first major race he has won, including in 2022 (Liège-Bastogne-Liège), but three weeks of hard work gives your sweat and happiness something special in taste. In the case of the Belgian, there is also something else.

All the reviews I’ve received, the negative comments …

All the reviews I’ve received, the negative reviews especially last year … he remembers. I think I have finally shown that I can answer everyone. You know I’ve worked so hard to get here in the best possible shape. And now winning this Vuelta is incredible. After my first big lap, I will win it …Everything in these sentences refers to his Giro d’Italia 2021. The one he had approached without preparation, or almost, nine months after a terrible crash at the Giro di Lombardia that had almost left him for dead. The one during which he had disappointed those who thought that a boy of just 21 could return to competition on a big tour and win it.

He didn’t doubt, or at least he doesn’t say it. It has set clear objectives for the year 2022: Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Vuelta. Two out of two, one hundred percent, in the mile, perfect shot. With a Monument to his credit and a big tour this season, this 22 year old boy frankly has a big nomination to offer to be the man of the cycling season. But since it is not yet time to look to tomorrow, it is not even time to look back to yesterday. On Sunday, Remco Evenepoel will win the Tour of Spain 2022. Is that enough for his happiness? “Yes, it’s the best day of my life“.

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