Remco Evenepoel explains confusion over his overshoes during elite time trial at Yorkshire 2019 World Championships

The silver-medal finisher was seen rearranging his overshoes early in his ride

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Remco Evenepoel has explained the problem with his overshoes during the elite time trial at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships, amid speculation it involved the UCI sock rule.

When asked whether the issue had involved the controversial UCI sock rule, 19-year-old Evenepoel said that was not the trouble, despite the fact that he had tried to pull up his socks after being told by officials to lower them.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.