The supporters club of Remco Evenepoel visited the town of Pepinster on Thursday, where they handed over a cheque for €5000, raised to help those affected by the floods that devastated the area last summer.
Due to his preparations for this Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Remco was unable to attend in person, and was instead represented by his father Patrick and members of the supporters club. They met several local residents and were able to see the devastation caused. Large areas of the town still remain uninhabitable, with many families living in temporary accommodation. The money was raised with the support of Remco, who has never hidden his affection for the Ardennes region where he often trains. He hopes this can help local people to rebuild their lives.
With a video message Remco tried to show also a bit his presence to the people of Pepinster – as he was sad he couldn’t be there in person – in which he expressed his sincere support: “I’m very happy that I can help you with this support. I hope you can start life again in a good way with a lot of happiness and joy. I’m with you with all my heart. I wish you the best in the future and good luck with everything!”
Everyone at Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl would like to congratulate Remco and the supporters club in their efforts, and join them in wishing the people of Pepinster the very best for the future.