Remco Evenepoel overcomes nerves to impress on professional debut

The Belgian said Peter Sagan complimented him on his riding as he makes his debut at the Vuelta a San Juan

Remco Evenepoel (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Belgian Remco Evenepoel found his space immediately among the WorldTour teams despite being only 19-years-old and coming straight from the junior ranks for 2019.

Deceuninck - Quick-Step, Belgium's super-team, signed the junior road and time trial world champion after an amazing 2018 season where he won almost every race. He went right to work.

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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.