Gilbert: "At first Evenepoel seemed arrogant to me"

In an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws, the Belgian cyclist applauded his partner in the Deceuninck Qucik-Step, who helped him in the Yorkshire World Cups.

Philip Gilbert will change the air next season after three seasons at the Deceuninck Quick-Step to compete in the ranks of the Lotto-Sodal in search of Milan-San Remo, the only monument missing in his extensive record.

In an interview with the Belgian media Het Laatste Nieuws Gilbert had words of praise for Remco Evenepoel, of which he acknowledged that he had his doubts until he saw him compete. "At first, I didn't take him seriously. I thought he would be a little crazy. He said things before the races and I thought 'Eh, uncle, what are you saying? Calm down a little.' I thought he was arrogant until, a few hours later, he put it into practice. Awesome ".

Gilbert also thanked the gesture Evenepoel had with him in the substantive test of the past Yorkshire World Cups, when Gilbert suffered a mishap that delayed him in the group and Evenepoel worked for him in order to reintegrate him into the platoon. "The youngest of the team had this great gesture. This surprised me. That also shows its rich potential. Think and act tactically. What he did in Yorkshire was super professional. He will go far in the future."

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