Clásica San Sebastián report: Evenepoel out-punches Bilbao to take back-to-back wins

Remco Evenepoel shows he's ready for the World Championships next weekend.

Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) wins the 2023 Clásica San Sebastián. Photo © Cor Vos

Kit Nicholson
by Kit Nicholson 29.07.2023 Photography by
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Remco Evenepoel ended his (first) year in the rainbow bands with a record-equalling third victory at Clásica San Sebastián by beating Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) in a two-up sprint. The young Belgian attacked the peloton on the longest climb of the day with 70 kilometres left to race, taking a small group with him including Bilbao and Aleksandr Vlasov, and it proved the decisive move of the day.


Evenepoel was left doing most of the work by his companions in the decisive move of the day.

Brief analysis

Stat of the day

With his San Sebastián win, Evenepoel has not lost a one-day WorldTour or World Championship road race in a year. That’s right: since his 2022 San Sebastián victory, Evenepoel has won Road Worlds, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Belgian national road title, and now San Sebastián again.

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Biniam Girmay had a hard crash but, according to the team, no major damage.

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