Evenepoel will be free to play the Olympic Games

The young Belgian runner is in his sights to play the Tokyo 2020 time trial. The head of the Deceuninck-Quick Step, Patrick Lefevere, has given his approval.


Remco Evenepoel's career advances by leaps and bounds. If two weeks ago he raised his arms in the San Sebastian classic, the Belgian did the same last Thursday in the European time trial championship. Two victories harvested that consolidate him as a runner of the present and the future. And only with 19 years.

Next season, Evenepoel, will have total freedom on the part of his team to decide his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The head of the Deceuninck-Quick Step, Patrick Lefevere, admitted that "if he wants to go to the Games, he can do it. He is still young and in full development. He must be given the opportunity to grow" . After the good role he played in the European Championships time trial, the young Belgian apparently will focus on that modality in the Olympic Games. Preparation will not be a problem. Lefevere does not plan to take him to the Tour de France when he is considered "very young since next year he will be only 20 years old, too early to go. Therefore, he will be free to prepare for the Games" , he confessed. 444444 Evenepoel will continue with his training at Deceuninck

With a handshake between Lefevere and Evenepoel's father, the agreement was sealed until 2021 with the option of extending it until 2022 and 2023. The head of the Deceuninck personally closed the extension of the young Belgian's contract, aware of the enormous potential that the cyclist has, and in order to end the speculation around the corridor, which ended the contract in 2020.



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