Evenepoel sets sights on 2022: 'I still have some steps to take before I can challenge Pogačar, Bernal and Roglič'

The 21-year-old understands he needs to find another gear to challenge for Grand Tour wins next year

Remco Evenepoel
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Remco Evenepoel has signalled his intentions to challenge Tadej Pogačar, Egan Bernal and Primož Roglič at Grand Tours in  2022 but understands patience is required to reach their level.

The Belgian, who started his season late due to his serious Il Lombardia crash last year, says he managed to return to a high level in 2021 but still expects more from himself moving forwards. Evenepoel suffered a fractured pelvis and a right lung contusion from the crash and only managed to return to competition in the 2021 Giro d'Italia. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.