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‘I made a mistake’ – Remco Evenepoel suffers first Giro d’Italia setback

'I made a mistake' – Remco Evenepoel suffers first Giro d'Italia setback

Past the finish on Fossombrone’s Viale dei Martiri della Resistenza, Remco Evenepoel‘s frustration was palpable. The time lost to Primož Roglič on stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia didn’t appear to annoy him nearly as much as the manner of its concession.

When Roglič attacked on the steepest portion of I Cappuccini, his rear wheel seemed to flicker invitingly within Evenepoel’s grasp. The Belgian couldn’t fight his instinct to reach out and touch the flame, but instead of snuffing out Roglič’s attack, he only burnt up his own resources.

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