Tour of Spain – Evenepoel: “I hope it was my bad day!”

Tour of Spain – Evenepoel: “I hope it was my bad day!”

Tour of Spain – Evenepoel: “I hope it was my bad day!”

This is perhaps one of the big turning points of this Tour of Spain. While we were thinking Remco Evenepoel unbeatable and en route to his first Grand Tour success, the leader of the Fast alpha vinyl showed its first signs of weakness this Saturday on stage 14. Pushed into the final climb by a bloody 4-terminal attack from above by a Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) Reinvigorated, the Belgian could not keep up and for a while he even seemed in great difficulty, perhaps due to the crash on Thursday. Finally limiting the damage to 48 seconds on the Slovenian and 20 on Enrico Mas (Movistar), the bearer of the red jersey saw his two rivals rise respectively to 1’49 “and 2’43” overall. Despite everything calm after the arrival, Evenepoel thinking back to that bad day: “My legs were a little heavy in the last five kilometers. This is life, but I think I managed the waste of time well. In the end, only Roglic and Lopez took me 48 seconds. Mas takes only half a minute, it’s not huge in such an arrival. I think Roglic was the strongest of the favorites today. For the rest I managed it well. I’m still 1’50 “ahead of Roglic, so he’s not lost at all”.

Video – Remco Evenepoel lost 52 “to Roglic this Saturday

“I’m still 1’50” ahead in the overall standings, so there’s nothing to worry about. “

I think I’ve already spent more time on other finishes like Les Praeres. It was definitely not my best day, I didn’t have the best legs, I couldn’t accelerate when Roglic left. I’m still 1’50 ” ahead in the overall standings, so there’s really nothing to worry about. I will try to recover as much as possible and survive tomorrow (Sunday). I have muscle pains (after the fall of the 12th stage, ed) but they should go away tomorrow or after the rest day. Of course, it’s the second day after fall and it’s often the day you’re not feeling very well. I won’t use it as an excuse. I just didn’t have my best legs today (Saturday). I hope it has been my bad day these three weeks“, he concluded Remco Evenepoel.

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