Deceuninck – Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team (Belgium) - Press Release: Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 19-year-old neo-pro became the youngest ever rider to triumph at the race created in 1908.
One of the oldest stage races in the world, which came to life one year before the Giro d’Italia was born, has now landed in Remco Evenepoel’s palmares, after the talented teenager – a double Junior World Champion – etched his name in the history books following a mighty performance which he pulled off in a truly spectacular fashion.
“Being the youngest winner of the race is a great achievement, but it hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m thrilled and at the same time extremely grateful to the entire team, who continued to protect me today and make sure I seal this beautiful victory”, said Remco moments after the finish.
What the Belgian prodigy has done over the past week hasn’t been anything short of impressive, from his stage 2 superb and spirited ride, when he zipped clear of the peloton – making winning races look simple – to the composed display on the tough penultimate day, when he remained cool as a cucumber, despite being put under pressure, and all but sealed the overall victory.
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