'If there is an opportunity I will not let it go' - Remco Evenepoel ready for big weekend at the Vuelta a España

The race leader will look to defend his red jersey on two testing stages

Remco Evenepoel on stage seven of the Vuelta a España
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Ahead of two tough days in the mountains at the Vuelta a España, race leader Remco Evenepoel has said that if he sees an opportunity to attack, he will not let it go.

Both Saturday and Sunday's stages feature more than 3500 metres of climbing, and therefore could be crucial in the battle for general classification. Evenepoel of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl currently has 28 seconds over Enric Mas (Movistar), his nearest GC challenger and 1-01 over Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), the three-time defending champion.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.