Evenepoel, best Belgian cyclist of 2019 with witness Merckx

At 19, the young cyclist of the Deceuninck Quick-Step received the award from Eddy Merckx and Tom Boonen, two great legends of Belgian cycling.

The great 2019 season of Remco Evenepoel allows the Belgian cyclist to continue adding recognition despite his youth. At just 19 years old, the Deceuninck Quick-Step rider has been chosen as the best Belgian cyclist of the 2019 season.

Evenepoel received the award accompanied by two legends of Belgian cycling: the legendary Eddy Merckx, already recovered from the hard fall he suffered last October; and Tom Boonen. The three posed for a photo that is already Belgian cycling history.

Evenepoel's achievements to win this award have been numerous. He premiered his record as a professional in the Tour de Belgium, where in addition to a stage he won the general and finished third in the absolute category of the National Time Trial. Evenepoel also showed his performance in the Adriatica Ionica Race, winning the Monte Quarin stage and being Top-10 in the overall.

Evenepoel's uncovering before the general public came in August, after winning his first race at the UCI World Tour with the conquest of the San Sebastian Classical, where he reached the finish line alone. Five days later, Evenepoel took the exit in the absolute category of the European Time Trial, where he won the gold medal.

After a solo exhibition in the second stage of the Tour de Germany, where he put the platoon in check for more than 100 kilometers, Evenepoel put the finishing touch on his great 2019 with a great performance at the Yorkshire World Championships, where he surprised everyone with the silver medal in the absolute chrono and where he was sacrificed by Philippe Gilbert in the demanding route test. Everything seems to indicate that this will be the first glass bike of many for Evenepoel, which in 2020 hopes to continue with this meteoric progression.

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