Evenepoel set for support role in sprint-heavy Tour of San Juan

“We think six of the seven stages will be sprints,” says world champion, who will be part of Fabio Jakobsen’s lead-out train

Remco Evenepoel 2023
(Image credit: Maximiliano Blanco / Getty)

 World champion Remco Evenepoel has played down his prospects of victory as he gets his 2023 campaign under way at the week-long Vuelta a San Juan on Sunday. 

Overall winner of the Argentinian event in 2020, the 22-year-old Soudal-QuickStep leader has said that his main focus will be on supporting teammate Fabio Jakobsen in the bunch finishes that are expected to dominate the seven-stage race.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.