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Remco Evenepoel loses Giro d’Italia lead but not as smoothly as planned – Analysis

'The ideal situation' - Remco Evenepoel loses Giro d’Italia lead but remains focal point

In the end, Remco Evenepoel got more or less what he wanted from the first mountain rendezvous of the Giro d’Italia by conceding the pink jersey to the breakaway at Lago Laceno, but the manner in which it was achieved left something to be desired.

Evenepoel, of course, looked as comfortable as ever on the climb of the Colle Molella, but his isolation in the finale of stage 4 will surely be a concern. He crossed the line in a group of 24 that featured five riders from Ineos and three from Jumbo-Visma – but none from Soudal-QuickStep other than the world champion himself.

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