'If you start a Grand Tour you can always win it,' says Remco Evenepoel as he sets sights on Vuelta a España

Belgium cyclist says he would give up five championship podiums won in 2021 for one winner's jersey

Remco Evenepoel
(Image credit: Getty)

The first thing Remco Evenepoel wants for 2022 is to have a normal season.

2020 saw him crash hard at Il Lombardia, the cycling world holding their breath until he emerged back up the verge he’d disappeared down. 2021 saw him start late following rehabilitation and figuring out how his body had recovered from serious injury.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.