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Evenepoel says decision on 2023 Giro d’Italia or Tour de France ‘already taken’

Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) has already decided whether he will race the Giro d’Italia or the Tour de France in 2023 but will not reveal his…

Wednesday, Oct 19

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Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) has already decided whether he will race the Giro d’Italia or the Tour de France in 2023 but will not reveal his Grand Tour choice until the New Year.

“I’ve made up my mind,” Evenepoel told Het Nieuwsblad, “but the decision won’t be announced until next January. I can simply say I’m happy with my race program, calm at the start but gets more and more intense. The opposite to this year, in some ways.”

Evenepoel was speaking after he was voted Flandrien of the Year, another top Belgian cycling award after the Kristallen Fiets prize he won last week. Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) was equally successful in both awards, taking the equivalent women’s category prize after winning the Kristallen Fiets.

This is the first time that Evenepoel has received the Flandrien of the Year award, which he took ahead of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Arnaud De Lie (Lotto Soudal) .

Evenepoel has hinted he would ride the Giro d’Italia and the 2023 Corsa Rosa includes 70.6km of time trials. However he is also hungry to take on his Grand Tour rivals in France and news team sposo Soudal is keen to see him in the sport’s biggest race next July.

Evenepoel had said earlier this year that his sole regret race-wise about 2022 was not taking part in Milano-San Remo but he told Het Nieuwsblad it has yet to be decided if the Italian Monument will form part of his 2023 race programme.

“That weekend is still unclear,” he […]

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