Remco Evenepoel after crashing at Il Lombardia 2020 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images) Remco Evenepoel says he’s still not ready to return to racing after his awful crash last season.
The Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider has been out of competition since the 2020 Il Lombardia last August, when he suffered a fractured pelvis after crashing into a ravine during the Italian Monument.
Despite making great progress early in his recovery, the 20-year-old have revealed a slight setback in his return to racing, but still hopes to race his first Grand Tour this season.
In an interview with Belgian cycling website Wielerflits , Evenepoel said: “There were minor problems in my recovery.
“Near where the fractures were, I’m still in pain. Sitting in the saddle for a long time hurts. It takes a bit longer before I can get back on the bike 100 per cent.”
Evenepoel was forced to end his season after he hit a low wall on a bridge and fell into a ravine during Lombardia.
His injuries included a pelvis fracture and a contusion to his right lung, as he was kept in hospital overnight for observation.Evenepoel said he has now been back off the bike for a few weeks, instead running and swimming to keep up his fitness.He added: “At the moment I am not training with my team-mates yet. I am working on an individual programme. But I am not panicking. I am not really behind schedule, because from the outset it was said I would not be one […]