Remco Evenepoel's Giro d'Italia Covid withdrawal reshapes entire race

Ineos Grenadiers are now in the ascendancy, but Primož Roglič is looking good

Remco Evenepoel at the 2023 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Remco came, Remco saw, Remco got Covid. 

Remco Evenepoel testing positive for Covid and going home from the Giro d'Italia was the news that no one - Soudal Quick-Step, the Giro's organisers, fans, and maybe even his rivals - wanted. The news, which broke late Sunday night, was a shock, as it came hours after the young Belgian had won his second stage of the race and climbed back into the pink jersey.

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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.