Elated Remco Evenepoel: 'I'm really proud to finally be up there with the big guns'

The Belgian hopes that a breakaway wins stage six so that Dani Martínez cannot take bonus seconds on the line

Remco Evenepoel
(Image credit: Getty)

A delighted Remco Evenepoel said that leading the Tour of the Basque Country with one day to go was evidence that he can compete with the best general classification riders.

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider attacked on a false flat during the latter stages of the penultimate climb on a relentlessly tough stage five, the Belgian bringing seven riders with him but crucially not previous race leader Primož Roglič.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1