Remco Evenepoel narrowly beats team-mate in Belgium Tour time trial

Evenepoel was favourite to take the stage but had to fight hard to best Yves Lampaert

Remco Evenepoel during the 2021 Belgium Tour TT
(Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel delivered an expected victory on in the Belgium Tour time trial, but the young star had to push hard to beat his compatriot Yves Lampaert.

The second stage of the 2021 Belgium Tour was a prime opportunity for 22-year-old Evenepoel to win the day, after he was beaten into second in a three-rider sprint on stage one. 

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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.