Remco Evenepoel abandons Benelux Tour with stomach issues

The Belgian is aiming to recover in time for the European Championships next week

Remco Evenepoel
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Remco Evenepoel has been forced to abandon the 2021 Benelux Tour with ongoing stomach issues.

The Belgian had first reported suffering from stomach problems after stage one on Monday, when he said he was unable to eat anything before the short stage two time trial the following day.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).