Remco Evenepoel 'too young' for Tour de France so will focus on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Evenepoel will apparently target the time trial after recently becoming European champion

Remco Evenepoel after winning the time trial at the European Championships 2019 (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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Remco Evenepoel has been given the green light by his team to aim for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider has wanted to make the Games in 2020 a goal of his and has now received the blessing to do so from his team boss Patrick Lefevere.

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