Marion Rousse and Julian Alaphilippe send big messages
Posted on September 12, 2022 at 8:35 p.m. by Dan Marciano
At only 22 years old, the Belgian prodigy, Remco Evenepoel, won his first Grand Tour. The Belgian raised his arms to the skies this Sunday to celebrate his victory at the Vuelta. After climbing to the top step of the podium, he spoke about his impressions, but also received congratulations from several of his teammates such as Julian Alaphilippe.
The curtain has fallen on this Vuelta 2022.A Madridthe riders closed this edition, won by Remco Evenepoel. Presented as a prodigy for several years, the Belgian has confirmed expectations. Too strong for his competitors on the Spanish roads, the rider of the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl succeeded in repelling the threat Enric Mas, finally relegated to more than two minutes. Wearer of the leader’s red jersey on the podium, Evenepoel did not hide his emotion when commenting on his race.
“When I got on the podium with the red jersey, I started to realize”
“ It was a rather special and unique start for this last stage. Coming back to Madrid was special with all the team members in the front row. Until the end I really enjoyed it but when we got back on the circuit it wasn’t really fun anymore because I was still nervous with the short turns and the uphill false flat which was very hard. I’m glad it’s over. When I got on the podium with the red jersey, I started realizing. When I got on the podium with the team, it really clicked in my head. The emotions were still great, especially when hearing the Brabançonne on the podium. I feel a lot of pride. I hope that in Belgium they sang with me. Already here they sang with me. It was something special. It’s very nice, it’s really a pride that has returned to my body and I will remember as an image, the last, on the final podium with the red jersey. For me, it’s time for this Vuelta ” said Evenepoel.
Alaphilippe congratulates his teammate
The young Belgian received congratulations from several runners, in particular from Julian Alaphilippe, his teammate. Forced to retire at the start of this Vuelta, the French world champion posted a message on his account Twitter. “ What about this boy. Congratulations on this victory. The work pays, the sacrifices too. This is not the first time and nor the last that you will surprise us. On a personal level, I took great pleasure in helping you a little in this feat » can we read on the account ofalaphilippe.
What about this boy A big congratulations for this victory. Work pays off, sacrifices too. It’s not the first time and nor the last that you’re going to surprise us. Personally, I took great pleasure in helping you a little in this feat. Congratulations to all the team! pic.twitter.com/cuTyKU3QC0
— Julian Alaphilippe Official (@alafpolak1) September 11, 2022
Marion Rousse also reacts to the victory of Evenepoel
Director of Women’s Tour de France and companion of Julian Alaphilippe, Marion Rousse also sent a message to Remco Evenepoel. ” Strength and mastery. Well done Remco “published the former cyclist in one of her stories Instagram. A message accompanied by a photo showing the Belgian runner in tears at the finish. Julian Alaphilippe will have to be wary of the Belgian, who will be a strong competitor in the nexts World Championships.