Remco Evenepoel expressed some disappointment after losing Itzulia Basque Country to Daniel Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) on the final day of racing at the six-day event. The QuickStep-AlphaVinyl rider started stage 6 in the overall lead but was distanced on the finale Usartza climb into Arrate. 

“I dropped back, and there are no regrets. We had to chase back. What can I say? I tried everything to come back, also when the guys started to attack. I only dropped when I attacked, and then the gap remained the same. It was not a bad day. It was just that some percentages to be up there with the best, fight with the best, and keep attacking – I missed that today. It’s a bit sad to miss the podium by seconds.” Remco Evenepoel said in a post-race interview.


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