And that’s his week.

And the good news for Belgian fans is that Neuville is fully capable of fulfilling Tenak’s commitment two weeks ago.

Neuville will gently point to the fact that he grew up somewhere south of Ypres, much closer to Trier, home of the former WRC round in Germany. However, he knows what it takes to get the best out of the north country lanes.

After Neuville found a way to keep his glasses on his nose on Friday morning last year, Neuville was completely different for the next two and a half days. The gap he made to the world’s best stage after stage was absolutely incredible, trailing his rivals by four, five and six seconds.

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