VIDEO: World Champion Remco Evenepoel receives warm welcome at Zaventem

The new World Champion in road cycling, 22-year-old Remco Evenepoel, arrived at Brussels Airport around 1:30 this afternoon. He received a warm welcome from the big crowd that had gathered at the arrivals hall. Many had seized the opportunity to make it a special welcome - taste the atmosphere in this video. Last Sunday, Evenepoel claimed the rainbow jersey in Australia after also winning the Tour of Spain, triggering cycling madness in Flanders. 

"I had expected something, but not this", Evenepoel said. He did not have a lot of time to talk to the press. Later today, he will have to choose a wedding suit as he is getting married with Oumi in two weeks' time. "It will be more stressful than Sunday's race. But I will let my mother do the choosing." 

Next Sunday, Evenepoel will show his rainbow jersey at the Brussels Grand Place, where sports heroes are only honoured on special occasions. But he first returned to his home in Schepdaal, a town just west of Brussels in Flemish Brabant. 

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