Remco Evenepoel says Belgium Tour win is a 'big relief' as return to top-level nears ahead of Tokyo Olympics

The Belgian showed form reminiscent of before his crash as he took the overall victory at the Tour of Belgium

Remco Evenepoel
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Remco Evenepoel says his first victories of the year at the Belgium Tour is confirmation of him nearing his previous top-level not seen since his Il Lombardia crash last year.

In 2020, the 21-year-old Belgian won all four stage races he competed in before his terrible fall in the Italian Monument in August, and although his return to racing at the Giro d'Italia didn't necessarily go as planned, his performance on native Belgium roads is an important step forward ahead of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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