Remco Evenepoel to ride Giro d'Italia in 2023, begins season at Vuelta a San Juan

2023 will be an important year for Remco Evenepoel, off the back of a wildly successful season where the expectations put on him for several years have been accomplished. It is difficult to gauge how well he'll be able to sustain his consistency now, but he will be riding the Giro d'Italia in 2023 with almost complete certainty.

According to a report from Het Laatste Nieuws, his presence at the Corsa Rosa is certain, only not publicly confirmed. This has been always assumed as the main scenario, specially accentuated by the Giro's much more time-trialist friendly route in 2023. Despite this, there are many beliefs that he may race the Tour in 2023, mostly because of his newly-acquired rainbow jersey.

Jan Hirt, who has signed with Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team into 2023, has said in a recent interview that "I will start the season in San Juan and then I will probably go to the Giro d'Italia to help Remco Evenepoel, who wants to win the Italian Grand Tour after his victory in La Vuelta." The Belgian team, including riders and staff, have not yet confirmed any plan, but that is scheduled for the 6th of January - day of the team's presentation.

The Czech climber - 6th at the Giro d'Italia this year - was signed to be a part of the support team for Evenepoel who severely lacks support in relation to some of the wealthier teams in the mountains, and all signs point towards a return to the Giro.

Furthermore, as was the case in his first seasons as a pro rider, Evenepoel will return to Argentina and is said to be making his debut in the year at the Vuelta a San Juan. The race is returning after several years following the Covid-19 related travel restrictions, but a star-studded field including Peter Sagan, Filippo Ganna and Egan Bernal is expected in January.

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