One year on from horror crash, Remco Evenepoel returns to Il Lombardia

The Belgian rider said he has had some 'healthy stress' before returning to the roads where his season ended 14 months ago

Remco Evenepoel
(Image credit: Getty)

Nearly 14 months on from his horror crash in the last edition, Remco Evenepoel returns to Il Lombardia as one of the favourites, the young Belgian rider up against tough opposition from the likes of Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar, while his own team-mate Julian Alaphilippe could instead provide Deceuninck - Quick-Step with the best chance of victory in the final Monument of the season.

"We are going to have a spectacular race,” Evenepoel said, the prospect of a number of big guns on the starting line a mouthwatering prospect for fans.

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