Soudal Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere counting on Remco Evenepoel to save Classics season at Liège

The world champion is in good shape, but it's not done and dusted yet, the Soudal boss cautions

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Remco Evenepoel is the talisman that can save Soudal Quick-Step's season at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. At least that's the hope of team boss Patrick Lefevere, he revealed in his most recent column for Het Nieuwsblad.

"I spoke to Remco on the phone " Lefevere wrote. "From Teams or Skype I already know enough. He told me he was in good shape. I told him 'Keep it up! "

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.