"Now we've seen that I'm fast too" - Remco Evenepoel turns the tables on Primoz Roglic as he conquers La Molina

Remco Evenepoel has won with a great superiority the third stage of the Volta a Catalunya with finish in La Molina. The Belgian from Soudal Quick-Step broke away with 4.5 km to go and took Primoz Roglic on his wheel. He carried all the weight of the climb and then beat him in the sprint.

"I feel amazing, I had super good legs, I was feeling better and better and better, every day better, I had a lot of confidence in my team, that they were going to be able to do the job they have done," Evenepoel said in a post-race interview. "We saw that the previous climb to La Molina was long and hard. We wanted to make it as hard as possible from that climb. It's a shame I was wearing the youth jersey, I would have loved to have a photo with the rainbow here, in the next race maybe."

Soudal - Quickk-Step took responsibilities on the day and made it possible for the peloton to fight for the stage win. In the climb to La Molina the work continued and Evenepoel launched his attack with four kilometers to go. Primoz Roglic managed to follow and then did not collaborate, making it a very difficult situation for the World Champion. However today he had the best legs, and in the steep pitch to the line he managed to outsprint the race leader.

"I've shown for a long time that I can be very fast, I made a mistake on the first day by being too far back but I think now we've seen that I'm fast too," he stated. Evenepoel cut the difference to Roglic by 2 seconds on the road, and 4 in bonifications. Roglic remains in the lead but now both are tied in time. The stage finishing up Lo Port will likely be decisive for the overall classification battle.

"I expect a nice battle. I hope to recover as much as possible tomorrow and that it will come down to the sprint and for Friday we have to save our strength. Today we showed that we are a very strong team and that we are in good shape. On Friday we will take the responsibility again and try to win," Evenepoel concluded.

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