Remco Evenepoel reed Saturday to a fine fourth place in the queen stage of the Tour of Turkey. According to the talented rider, this is a good result.
“This gives my morale a boost,” said Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) Saturday after his fourth place in the queen’s stage of the Tour of Turkey. “Despite the fact that not the best climbers of the world at the start were still strong riders in the race. To a nice result on this climb and close to the stage from the standings in my second WorldTour race, makes me very happy.”
“It was a very tough day and the climb was very steep, with gradients of over 10 percent. The cold, wind and snow made it even heavier. For me, it was the first time that I was in such bad circumstances had to rates. Some of my teammaats told me that it is one of the toughest climbs in their career. I’m happy with the way I have this heavy day. This is a good result.”
At five kilometers from the finish line drew Evenepoel in the attack. Only three riders made it to the neo pro. “The team was great. They made the whole day for me and kept me out of trouble. It is a great advantage to have such a strong team around you. My teammaats made sure that I was in a good position on the final climb began. Then it was up to me to prove it. I’ve done my best. The first two kilometres of fell into it. I moved on to the first ten and found my rhythm. At five kilometers I replied to an acceleration of Conti. Suddenly, I drove alone. I decided my own pace to drive. When I saw that the others had returned, I have them waiting. So, I still had some energy in the legs and I could once again respond to an attack. I had hoped with four to the finish line to drive. A second attack was me, however, to be mighty, then it was very steep, up to 15 percent. The closer to the finish line, the colder it was. It will be close to the freezing point.” .