Remco Evenepoel crowned Vuelta a San Juan champion

Remco Evenepoel crowned Vuelta a San Juan champion

Sunday 02 February 2020 - 23:33

Our team has racked up six wins in the first month of the season.

Remco Evenepoel continued to add to his rapidly growing palmares, which before the start of the season counted five victories, including Clasica San Sebastian and the European ITT Championship. Just 20 years of age, Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s prodigy enjoyed a quiet Sunday in the peloton and became the youngest rider in history to seal the win in the general classification of the Vuelta a San Juan, where he captured also a stage and the best young rider’s jersey, one year from his pro debut at the same event.

Overall, it wasn’t quite a straightforward week for the Belgian, who had to overcome a late crash on the opening leg and a scare in the echelons on the queen stage, but each time, helped by his strong team and driven by a huge ambition, he prevailed, and courtesy also of his stunning ride in the stage against the clock, where he proved his credentials as one of the best time trialists in the world, he wrapped up the GC.

“First and foremost, I want to thank the entire team, it was a great week and with their help I could have this perfect start to the season, which serves as a big confidence boost. I am proud to win this race and be the youngest rider to sew up the general classification at the Vuelta a San Juan. It’s an amazing place, with superb fans, and it’s always a pleasure to be here, that’s why I hope to return in the future”, a beyond excited Evenepoel said at the press conference.

Remco, who on the last stage of the race was part of the lead-out train that helped Alvaro Hodeg notch up his second podium of the year, was quick to stress out that he won’t rest on his laurels after this success – the seventh since debuting in the pro ranks – but continue to work hard and progress as part of the Wolfpack: “I always try to be in good shape and give my absolute best, I am always motivated and ready for a new challenge. This is who I am. I am fortunate to have an extraordinary team around me and I want to stay with my feet on the ground and be the same Remco you know.”

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
2:58:03
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Manuel Belletti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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5 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
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6 Rudy Barbier
Israel Start-Up Nation
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7 Davide Appollonio
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8 Sebastián Mora Vedri
Movistar Team
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9 Nelson Andrés Soto Martínez
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
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10 Marco Benfatto
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
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20 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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35 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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73 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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149 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:13:59
2 Filippo Ganna
Italy
0:33
3 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin
1:01
4 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
1:21
5 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2:11
6 Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team
2:27
7 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2:28
8 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Team Medellin
2:36
9 Gavin Mannion
Rally Cycling
2:53
10 Juan Pablo Dotti
Sindicato Empleados Públicos of San Juan
3:05
53 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:49
88 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:14
92 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:19
93 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:27
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:13:59
2 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
1:21
3 Diego Andres Camargo
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
4:53
4 Iñigo Elosegui Momene
Movistar Team
4:56
5 Vinicius Rangel Costa
Brazil
5:45
6 Yeisson Ferney Casallas Rincon
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
7:42
7 Oscar Nehuen Bazan Claveles
Argentina
8:31
8 Leonardo Henrique Finkler
Brazil
11:50
9 Tomas Contte
Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito
25:08
10 Renzo Obando
Argentina
29:38
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
22 pt
2 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Team Medellin
20 pt
3 Mattia Bais
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
17 pt
4 Gerardo Atencio
Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito
14 pt
5 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
13 pt
6 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
7 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin
11 pt
8 Nelson Andrés Soto Martínez
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
11 pt
9 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
10 pt
10 Francisco Montes
Argentina
6 pt
1 Movistar Team 69:54:14
2 Team Medellin 0:50
3 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 1:17
4 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 3:38
5 BORA - hansgrohe 4:01
6 Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas 4:10
7 Venezuela 6:09
8 Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito 7:15
9 Rally Cycling 7:35
10 Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima 12:20

Top results

1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
2:58:03
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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