Remco Evenepoel has not but confirmed his probably participation within the Tour de France subsequent season, however the Belgian star dropped his largest trace but at a debut within the race after logging a 100km coaching trip on Strava.
Having taken half in a number of days of Soudal-QuickStep conferences and team-building actions in Belgium final week, Evenepoel is in Calpe in south-east Spain and again in coaching for the 2024 season.
On Monday he logged a hilly 100km coaching trip with 1,229 metres of elevation, titling the trip ‘Right here we go! En path to La Grande Boucle’ with Italian and French flag emojis.
Whereas Evenepoel has been tempted by the potential for combining the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France subsequent season, the mixture of emojis may simply as effectively be referring to the Tour alone, which kicks off in Tuscany on June 29.
Evenepoel seems to be sure to debut in France subsequent summer time, taking over an atypical Tour de France route which crosses the Alps early, includes a mountain-packed remaining week, and concludes with a remaining day time trial in Good because of the Paris Olympic Video games.
He is set to do battle towards reigning champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), two-time winner Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates) and Bora-Hansgrohe’s new man Primož Roglič in what might be probably the most thrilling battles for the yellow jersey in current reminiscence.
Soudal-QuickStep workforce boss has beforehand warned Evenepoel towards taking over the Giro-Tour double and has additionally expressed doubts that his cost can match the extent of the likes of Vingegaard and Pogačar simply but.
“He nonetheless has an account open with the Giro and he was contemplating combining the Tour and the Giro,” Lefevere informed Sporza in October. “However with what comes subsequent, with the Olympic Video games, for instance, the Giro-Tour mixture doesn’t appear to be one of the best concept to me.”
Earlier this month, the veteran workforce boss informed La Dernière Heure that, “because of this, we nonetheless have doubts concerning the actual degree he can attain within the Tour de France towards guys like Vingegaard and Pogačar.
“We’d have most popular if he may have loved the  Giro for 3 weeks earlier than discovering the Tour de France. However due to all these setbacks this 12 months, he instantly has to find himself within the Tour.”