Excluded in 2021 in Ronde van Vlaanderen, now world champion promises with Vuelta in the legs

Yevgeny Fedorov has not stolen the world title, but his world title will not be welcomed by everyone. For example, he drove as a professional of Astana de Vuelta in preparation and was excluded from the Tour of Flanders in 2021.

“I wanted to anticipate to survive the last climb”

Yevgeny Fedorov was ubiquitous in the U23 World Cup final. The Kazak did not look at an effort and was eventually rewarded for it. Together with the Czech Vacek and Alec Segaert he drove away before Mount Pleasant.

“I had to make the race hard, because I didn’t have much confidence in it uphill. I’m not a real climber, so I wanted to anticipate to survive the climb,” Fedorov said in the interview with Astana boss Alexandr Vinokurov after the finish. interpreter.

“After the last climb, the two of us came to the top and I knew we had a chance to hold out until the finish. I wasn’t sure I would be the fastest, but at the end the freshness of the legs definitely decided. “

My form was good after the Vuelta a España. During the Vuelta everyone in the team also said that I could become world champion.

Yevgeny Fedorov

Fedorov turns 23 in February. “I knew it was my last chance to become world champion in the U23 class. I am very happy that it worked out.” Federov is thus following in the footsteps of his leader at Astana, Aleksej Lutsenko won the 2012 World U23 Championship in Valkenburg.

Fedorov has been a professional at Astana for two years and was able to “prepare” for the World Cup in the Vuelta. “My form was good after the Vuelta a España. During the Vuelta everyone in the team also said that I could become world champion. I also believed in my chances, but there were also plenty of other contenders.”

“Interpreter” Vinokurov added in his own name that “Fedorov’s world title is also important for Astana Qazaqstan Team”. In a particularly lean year for the Kazakh WorldTour team, this victory is a boost.

In 2021 Fedorov was excluded from the Tour of Flanders

The new U23 world champion will also ring a bell with Otto Vergaerde. He was excluded together with Fedorov in last year’s Tour of Flanders after they clashed together.

According to Vergaerde, Fedorov wanted to overthrow him when he refused to cooperate in the pursuit and tried to deal a blow. Vergaerde then went to gaudy redress from the Kazak by handing out a quack at the head of the pack. View the images below.

Source: Sporza

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