Remco Evenepoel lives up to hype with first pro win at Belgium Tour

The 19-year-old picked a fitting venue for his first win, as he smashed the field in his home race

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Remco Evenepoel has inevitably lived up to expectation and taken his first pro win on stage two of the Belgium Tour.

The 19-year-old has been on the cusp of victory ever since he joined Deceuninck – Quick-Step in January, and it was only a matter of time before the moment arrived.

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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.