Remko Evenpoel won the Belgian’s first professional title on Thursday, leaving no chance for his rivals in the time trial.
In a relatively flat 11.6 km loop covered three times in Javier, East Flanders, the fast paced young prodigy (22) won in 40 minutes 22.
Last year’s winner ahead of Evenbeuil, fellow Wolfpack, Yves Lambert, finished second with a time of 37 seconds while another Belgian discipline specialist, Yves Campinaarts (Loto Soudal), finished off the podium from a more respectable distance (1):34. ).
«Winning a title is always so much funEvenpole, whose ninth win of the season occurred, made it clear for the third time. “So far, I’ve come very close to that happiness without ever getting to it (third in 2019 and second in 2021, editor’s note) but I’ve gained experience and manage the technical parts better. Sometimes, I feel like I’m flying!»
Wout van Aert, the Belgian time trial champion in 2019 and 2020, was not at the start on Thursday. Fearing knee pain, the Jumbo-Visma rider will not be present during Sunday’s road race in Middelkerke (West Flanders).
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