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Evenepoel faces questions after Pogacar takes flight at Tirreno-Adriatico

Evenepoel faces questions after Pogacar takes flight at Tirreno-Adriatico

The winner takes it all in professional cycling; the losers are just left with the pain of defeat and have to face the questions. Remco…

Friday, Mar 11

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The winner takes it all in professional cycling; the losers are just left with the pain of defeat and have to face the questions.

Remco Evenepoel ( QuickStep-AlphaVinyl ) is a natural born winner and often enjoys success but at this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico he is competing against Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) for the first time and so is being forced to learn the taste of defeat.

While Pogačar was celebrated on the podium after stage 4 , Evenepoel who also lost the best young rider’s white jersey to his young rival, had to explain what happened during the hilly stage in the Abruzzo Hills and on the three climbs up to the finish in Bellante.

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He tried to spark a move with Pogačar on the first climb with 40km to go, perhaps trying to isolate him with help from Julian Alaphilippe. But the Tour de France winner smelled a trap and waited for the final 600 metres of the stage before jumping away to win the stage and take the leader’s jersey.

Evenepoel could only finish fourth, 20 metres behind and two seconds down on his rival. Thanks to a ten-second time bonus, Pogačar jumped past Evenepoel in the overall classification and now leads him by nine seconds.

After recovering from his effort, Evenepoel tried to wave away the small huddle of […]

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