Remco Evenepoel wins the cycling World Championship!
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Remco Evenepoel won the men's world championship title at the Cycling World Championships in Australia. The Belgian cyclist took the title back to his country 10 years after Philippe Gilbert's 2012 victory. The cyclist had already won the Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Clásica San Sebastián and the Vuelta a España this season.
He won more than two minutes ahead of France's Christophe Laporte, second, and Australian Michael Matthews.
Remco Evenepoel's 2022 and his amazing wins
Evenepoel opens the 2022 season at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: he wins the first stage, but manages to keep the lead in the general classification only up to the third stage, during which he is detached from the Bora-Hansgrohe rider Aleksandr Vlasov.
He concludes the race by winning the second place in the general classification and the youth classification. On February 16 he kicks off at the Volta ao Algarve, aiming for the second success after the victory in 2020. Evenepoel does not disappoint his team's expectations: he wins the time trial of the fourth fraction by 58 seconds ahead of the European specialty champion Stefan Küng.
He then reaches the finish line of the fifth and last stage in the leading group, securing the first place in the overall standings and the young standings. In March Evenepoel opens its World Tour calendar presenting itself as captain of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl at Tirreno-Adriatico.
He retains the second place in the overall standings and the jersey of best youngster from the first to the penultimate stage. However, he reaches the finish line of the latter with a delay of four minutes compared to the winner of the stage Tadej PogaÄar and drops to eleventh place in the general classification, a position that he occupies until the end of the competition.
I In April he takes part in the Tour of the Basque Country: during the fifth stage he manages to overtake the race leader PrimoÅ¾ RogliÄ and to conquer the provisional first place in the general classification, a record which he loses the following day during the last stage.
He ends the competition in fourth place in the overall standings and in first place in the youth standings.