Remco Evenepoel's form 'is not what he had hoped for' but will still aim for top 10 at Giro d'Italia

The Belgian lost time again on the Monte Zoncolan, now conceding the GC battle, but will continue to fight for a top 10 in his debut Grand Tour

Remco Evenepoel
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Remco Evenepoel has declared himself out of contention for the overall victory at the Giro d'Italia, having lost more time on stage 14 and admitting his form hasn't recovered as well as he had hoped, adding that he no longer needs protected rider status from Deceuninck - Quick-Step this Italian Grand Tour.

"Maybe my body is not what we had hoped before," Evenepoel said after slipping further down the GC, now eighth and nearly four minutes behind Egan Bernal, on the Monte Zoncolan.

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