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Giro d’Italia makes play for Remco Evenepoel with time trial-heavy route


It was extra of a affirmation than a presentation. Outlines of the broad brushstrokes of the 2023 Giro d’Italia had already been circulating for weeks, and there have been no surprises when the curtain was formally raised on Monday night. With some 70km of whole time trialling, together with two flat assessments within the first week, this can be a course that appears to be pitched squarely at encouraging Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) to return to the race subsequent Might.

Evenepoel, at the moment having fun with his honeymoon within the Maldives, was not among the many riders suited and booted for the event in Milan’s Teatro Lirico on Monday, however the World Champion’s was the identify on all people’s lips. When a bunch of reporters gathered round race director Mauro Vegni after the lights went up, the difficulty of Evenepoel’s potential (possible?) participation was raised virtually instantly.

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