“Today should suit me much better”, Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step) said at the start this afternoon.
“The climbs are longer and more parallel than Tuesday, although it might be a bit steeper for me.”
“Everything will depend on how the race will be on the first long climb and at the start of the final climb.”
“That headwind is announced for the last pass? Only at the end you can expect explosions. Now you can look for shelter in the wheel.”
“If you have a bad day today, you can lose a lot of time”, concluded Remco Evenepoel, who no longer has to think about Mikel Landa and Pavel Sivakov.
“Ineos has the same goal as we do: their shadow leader has also left. But we have spoken well among themselves. Everyone has the same goal: everything on me”, says the leader, who saw teammate Joao Almeida fail on Tuesday.