Remco Evenepoel has proven off his 2023 Soudal Fast-Step rainbow jersey, choosing black shorts and basic search for his season as world champion. He will even a white Specialised bike adorned with touches of the rainbow bands.
The 22-year-old Belgian gained the Vuelta a España after which took the rainbow jersey in Australia with a 25km solo assault, profitable by over two minutes – the most important profitable margin on the occasion since 1968.
Evenepoel was the youngest rider in historical past to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege, a Grand Tour and the World Championships in the identical season. He’ll hope to comply with up this success on the Giro d’Italia earlier than defending his world title in August in Glasgow.
He’s anticipated to make his season debut on the Vuelta a San Juan Internacional in Argentina.
“I might be actually glad and proud to put on this jersey so early in my skilled profession. I’m wanting ahead to it,” Evenepoel mentioned in a video exhibiting him using in his 2023 colors.
“I do know it’s going to be a particular 12 months, with a number of strain and a special kind of racing with the jersey. However I’m simply going to let every little thing come to me and simply attempt to cope with it as relaxed as attainable and luxuriate in this jersey for the upcoming season. That’s one of the best factor I can do, flow.”
The QuickStep-AlphaVinyl group will turn out to be Soudal-Fast-Step on January 1 however confirmed off Evenepoel’s new jersey early throughout a photoshoot on the group’s coaching camp close to Calpe in Spain.
The world champion’s jersey has to respect particular UCI guidelines and the rainbow bands are on a white background, with the group’s sponsors all positioned on the chest, again and arms. The jersey sleeves and black shorts have rainbow bands, with new title sponsor Soudal and its pink stripe protecting the thigh of the shorts.
The race clothes is made by Castelli.