'Evenepoel's success depends on how he handles it mentally' says Peter Sagan

The three-time world champion says he has been impressed with the Belgian, but adds he's need to handle the mental pressure of turning pro

Remco Evenepoel at the Vuelta a San Juan (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Remco Evenepoel's success depends on how he handles the mental challenges of racing as a teenager in the WorldTour, says Peter Sagan.

Deceuninck - Quick-Step signed Evenepoel at 18-years-old after a junior campaign that included winning the World Championships time trial by over a minute and escaping solo at 20km out for the road title. Now 19, Evenepoel just finished his first professional race in Argentina's Vuelta a San Juan alongside Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.