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Remco Evenepoel at Anderlecht
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At the Lotto Park in Brussels last night, Remco Evenepoel was cheered onto the pitch before Anderlecht played West Ham in the Europa Conference League. The World Champion and Vuelta a España winner received a hero's welcome from the club he played for as a child. 

An Evening Standard journalist tweeted: "Cyclist Remco Evenepoel, who was once a youth player at Anderlecht, paraded in front of the home fans after his road race world title in Australia last month. Weirdly, they seem to have a series of Remco chants prepared."

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Adam Becket
News editor

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.