Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step) takes over from next week Tuesday, the competition in the Round of Turkey (16-21 april). Evenepoel get in the 55th edition of the Turkish WorldTour stage race of the companionship of fast men Fabio Jakobsen and Alvaro Hodeg.
The team manager Patrick Lefevere lap last season, twice touch in the Tour of Turkey, with Maximiliano Richeze and Alvaro Hodeg. Both the Argentinian as the Colombian come this season at the start in a team with the Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen, Wednesday, for the second year in a row the fastest in the Scheldeprijs (1.BC), the Danish champion Michael Mörkov and the Italians Eros Capecchi and Davide Martinelli.
“After the victory of Fabio Wednesday in the Scheldeprijs, Alvaro (Hodeg) eager to also try to win”, explained directeur sportif Rik Van Slycke. “We will start in Turkey with two equivalent sprinters, Fabio and Alvaro. They get the support of Eros (Capecchi), Davide (Martinelli), Michael (Morkov) and Max (Richeze). We start without specific klassementsrenner, but give Remco all the freedom to show what he can offer. It’s a great opportunity for him and we are sure that he is as important an experience for the future.”
Evenepoel was last in action in two Flemish semiklassiekers, Nokere Curonian (20 march) and Bredene, Koksijde Classic (march 22). Previously, he had after a fall, to specify in the UAE Tour.