A week in the life of Remco Evenepoel

A week in the life of Remco Evenepoel

Sunday 19 July 2020 - 11:57

Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 20-year-old Belgian talked of the day he took on the iconic Muur-Kapelmuur 50 times.

Training, resting and enjoying time with my family – this is what the lockdown was about for me. In the morning I always did some training hours, came back home, had a small lunch, got some rest in the afternoon and then cooked a bit with my girlfriend for dinner. I also played on my PlayStation from time to time and watched some Netflix. I began and completed all seven seasons of “Sons of Anarchy”, a great series which I really liked and I recommend to others to watch.

As you might have heard, I also did the Muur challenge, which popped into my mind when I was thinking of doing something a bit unusual. For me, Muur-Kapelmuur is the most famous climb in the whole of Flanders, those cobbles have so much history and have witnessed many memorable moments, and as it’s not really far away from me, it was pretty easy to organise everything and go there with my Specialized bike and do the 3km loop 50 times.

The day was very nice, I had good weather, no wind, no clouds, just sun. I started pretty early, because I knew it will take me some time to complete the challenge, but fuelled by 6D I managed to achieve this goal. I won’t lie, I had to overcome a tough moment after 30 laps, because it felt like I was getting closer and closer to the end of this challenge, when actually I still had a lot of kilometres to put in. Just so you can make a better picture, it took me about one hour to do the loop eight times, so by the end of the day, I had been in the saddle for six hours and 20 minutes.

In the evening, my parents brought me some tasty fries, and I must tell you that it was one of the best moments of the day and a great way to savour what I had just done.

Photo credit: ©Wout Beel

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