Remco Evenepoel's journey from football prodigy to cycling World Champion

How a young footballer went on to become one of the best riders in the world

Remco Evenepoel
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This article appeared in the September 2022 issue of Cycling Weekly

It is summer in Lanzarote and Remco Evenepoel, the 15-year-old footballer and captain of his beloved RSC Anderlecht and Belgian U16 national team, is bored. “Remco came up to me and asked if I wanted to join him on a bike ride,” remembers his team-mate Sebastiaan Bornauw, who by coincidence was at the same hotel with his own family.

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