"I hope to continue that for as long as possible" - Remco Evenepoel on current run of form

With wins at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Tour of Norway, Remco Evenepoel has returned to the very highest level of the sport. He's in a good place mentally which is helping him, and has discussed his changes in training and ambitions for the coming weeks.

"I am partly obliged here, but it also works out well. I wanted to do a block of 8 days. After the Tour of Norway on Monday I trained for 4 hours and today I will do a last stage, so to speak," he told Sporza this Tuesday. He was the big favourite to win the recent Tour of Norway, and he's not only succeeded, but also taken three stage wins - all in different circumstances.

He will be riding the Tour de Suisse and Belgian national championships to conclude his second block of the season. "Since my victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a lot has changed, especially mentally. I live very positively at the moment and I hope to continue that for as long as possible," he said.

"I feel completely relaxed on and off the bike. I have been able to feel for many months in a row that my level is stable, that I am growing to the level before the fall in Lombardy - and even better - and that ensures that I am be more relaxed," Evenepoel pointed out. 2022 is so far being quite a successful year for the 22-year old, but he's looking to improve on his results so far.

Having taken two sprint wins in Norway, and with a piercing attack the key to his Liège-Bastogne-Liège win, it had seemed clear that Evenepoel had been working on his explosivity. He confirmed that "I did put some extra emphasis on it during the camps and training sessions by inserting endurance training with some sprints every x number of days."

And as for the upcoming Tour de Suisse, where is set to be one of the main favourites, he's set the bar: "I felt uphill that my values ​​were right. With those values ​​I should be able to compete for a podium and why not a final victory. But if it doesn't work out, the difference is that I won't worry about it," he concluded, referring to his climbing values on the ascent to Gaustatoppen.

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