Remco Evenepoel: 'The most important thing is not to lose too much time'

The Belgian narrowly trails race leader Egan Bernal, who says he needs over a minute's advantage before the final time trial

Remco Evenepoel in the white jersey at Giro d'Italia 2021
(Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel had not ridden a race since his crash at last year's Il Lombardia but still came into the Giro d'Italia 2021 as one of the favourites, and has since backed that up with some excellent displays so far in the race.

Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) sits second overall just 14 seconds behind the race leader Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) as the race headed into the first rest day.

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