The phenomenon from Belgium, who was only 22 years old when he won the world championship, did so via the expenditure of a significant amount of individual work. He replaces Julian Alaphilippe in the role.
Phenomenal Remco Evenepoel. This Sunday in Wollongong, the young cycling phenom will become the world champion, making him the youngest rider ever to achieve this feat. He is only 22 years old (Australia). Starting by himself 25 kilometers from the finish line, the Belgian used his abilities as an exceptional rider to race towards the title and thus succeed the reigning double world champion, his teammate at Quick-Step Julian Alaphilippe, who came to greet him warmly. The finish line was reached by the Belgian. after the conclusion of the competition.
Evenepoel celebrates a little more the exceptional year 2022 on a personal level and therefore establishes itself at the top of the hierarchy of planetary cycling by winning the Vuelta two weeks earlier and also winning a Monument at the start of the season (Liège-Bastogne-Liège). The “little Cannibal,” as he is affectionately known, becomes the first Belgian to wear the iridescent jersey since Philippe Gilbert, who was crowned in 2011. Philippe Gilbert was king of Belgium in 2011.
Christophe Laporte in silver
Behind Evenepoel, while the Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko, Evenepoel’s breakaway companion until his solo flight, appeared to be headed for the silver medal, it was the Frenchman Christophe Laporte who crossed the finish line in second place. Alexey Lutsenko was Evenepoel’s breakaway companion until his solo flight. The Various, who benefited from a general regrouping in the final hectometres of the race, was the quickest to settle the sprint in front of the Australian Michael Matthews, who was the regional winner of the stage.