Tokyo 2020 - Remco Evenepoel: Wout van Aert is in shape of his life, Tadej Pogacar will be dangerous
The hugely talented 21-year-old is expected to be one of the favourites for the gold medal in the men’s road race on Saturday. He will co-lead Belgium’s team alongside Wout van Aert, who comes into the Games fresh off winning three stages at the most recent Tour de France. Evenepoel also highlighted Tour winner Tadej Pogacar as a real threat.
‘Such a contrast to last year’ – Van Aert puts ghost of La Planche des Belles Filles to bed
Tour of Belgium champion Remco Evenepoel has said that his co-leader at the Tokyo Olympics, Wout van Aert, is in the shape of his life right now.
While Van Aert was unable to challenge for the general classification at the recent Tour de France he did make his mark by winning three stages, which included spoiling Mark Cavendish’s party in the final stage.
The pair will co-lead Belgium for the men’s road race on Saturday and Evenepoel thinks his team-mate will be in great form and shouldn’t be scared of the course, which some are calling the toughest in recent Olympic history.
"Then when you see how Wout flew in the past few weeks, you can say he's in the shape of his life. He has always said he would work towards his goal and that his Tour would be to prepare for the Games. He's done that well. He looks sharp and fresh. This Wout shouldn't be afraid of this course."