Remco Evenepoel will race Giro d'Italia 'with no ambitions or expectations'

The 21-year-old says his first step is to not be gasping for breath on the short climb by his house

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Remco Evenepoel has ruled himself out of contention for this year's Giro d'Italia, his debut Grand Tour coming too soon into his recovery from his serious crash last year. Instead, he will be focusing his ambitions for the season on the Olympic Games.

The 21-year-old won't even recon a single stage of the three-week stage race, the full route having been unveiled this week, putting his time into improving his condition as much as he can before the start in Turin on May 8.

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