The young Belgian has been cleared to return on his bike.

Remco Evenepoel has today undergone a further examination of the injury sustained while crashing at last August’s Il Lombardia, which has revealed that the injuries have healed sufficiently for the 21-year-old to commence on-bike training again.

In the coming weeks his progress will continue to be monitored by the Deceuninck – Quick-Step medical team, who will continue to consult with Remco and the team’s management, before planning his return to racing.

“I am obviously really happy that I can get back on my bike and ride again. For now, I have to take it step by step and depending on my progress we can decide my future program, but the main thing is I am making progress”, a delighted Remco said.

“The recovery process from a crash of the magnitude that Remco had will always have some ups and downs. In the beginning it was all very positive and healing very quickly but then we had a slowing of the process. While this was nothing too severe, we had to pause and we are now happy that Remco can continue training and build towards the start of his season. We will have to proceed with caution and it will still be a long road to him being on the start line of a race, but it is now going in the right direction”, added Deceuninck – Quick-Step team doctor Phil Jansen.


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