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09 Jul 2018 08:21

Seen him riding a couple of times now and he is a decent talent. But people like to forget that cycling is much more than just riding really fast on a bike, since you need some skills as well. Remco doesn't seem to be very 'gifted', rather unexperienced in that department. His bike handling in the peloton is quite dangerous and he should join a team that can mentally support him during his first years in the peloton. Because he's going to crash... a lot, I can tell you. Way to early to see where his limits are. I just expect it's going to be very hard for him
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09 Jul 2018 14:19

Cinemaniak wrote:Seen him riding a couple of times now and he is a decent talent. But people like to forget that cycling is much more than just riding really fast on a bike, since you need some skills as well. Remco doesn't seem to be very 'gifted', rather unexperienced in that department. His bike handling in the peloton is quite dangerous and he should join a team that can mentally support him during his first years in the peloton. Because he's going to crash... a lot, I can tell you. Way to early to see where his limits are. I just expect it's going to be very hard for him


I agree on the bike handeling. Posted about that on the previous page. But calling him a "decent talent" seems disingenious. He's literally obliterating the competition, winning about 85% of races he enters. By minutes.
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10 Jul 2018 22:29

European Championships from Thursday to Sunday. Evenepoel will be riding on Friday between 09:00 and 12:00 for the time trial, and on Sunday between 09:00 and 12:00 for the road race. Profile time trial. Profile road race. His biggest rival in the time trial will probably be the Norwegian Wærenskjold, who already managed to beat him once in Morbihan. Though should be noted that Remco already had an advantage of more than four minutes at that time.
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11 Jul 2018 20:33

DNP-Old wrote:European Championships from Thursday to Sunday. Evenepoel will be riding on Friday between 09:00 and 12:00 for the time trial, and on Sunday between 09:00 and 12:00 for the road race. Profile time trial. Profile road race. His biggest rival in the time trial will probably be the Norwegian Wærenskjold, who already managed to beat him once in Morbihan. Though should be noted that Remco already had an advantage of more than four minutes at that time.


I'm not 100% sure, but it' s possible i saw him training today not far from Mechelen, along the canal. It was a young guy, he looked like Remco, but difficult to tell, rather short as well... he came from the opposite direction so i did get a quick look at his face, but he was beasting against the wind (a section i did half an hour earlier and couldn't go harder than 29 because of the headwind lol), i guess this guy was going well over 40-45 km/h. It was about 40km from where he lives.
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11 Jul 2018 21:52

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:European Championships from Thursday to Sunday. Evenepoel will be riding on Friday between 09:00 and 12:00 for the time trial, and on Sunday between 09:00 and 12:00 for the road race. Profile time trial. Profile road race. His biggest rival in the time trial will probably be the Norwegian Wærenskjold, who already managed to beat him once in Morbihan. Though should be noted that Remco already had an advantage of more than four minutes at that time.


I'm not 100% sure, but it' s possible i saw him training today not far from Mechelen, along the canal. It was a young guy, he looked like Remco, but difficult to tell, rather short as well... he came from the opposite direction so i did get a quick look at his face, but he was beasting against the wind (a section i did half an hour earlier and couldn't go harder than 29 because of the headwind lol), i guess this guy was going well over 40-45 km/h. It was about 40km from where he lives.

Busy times he has. He'll be a guest in Vive le Velo next Wednesday. :D
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13 Jul 2018 09:49

You're looking at the new European champion.
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13 Jul 2018 10:50

That was closer than i expected.
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13 Jul 2018 11:15

Course should be the same for u23 I guess? Let's see how Remco's time compares to theirs, though no idea about the weather conditions.
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13 Jul 2018 11:22

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:That was closer than i expected.


Although the gap was somewhat similar at Nationals where the course was 3km longer and Ilan lost 49s.

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U23 doing the same course indeed.
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13 Jul 2018 13:41

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Remco would've been 2nd.
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13 Jul 2018 16:15

This has nothing to do with Evenepoel, but, two questions:

1: Why are the junior and U23 European championships not being held in the same place and time as the elites?

2: Why the double-fuck is it being held parallel with the TdF so there's no TV coverage on mainstream media?
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13 Jul 2018 16:40

DNP-Old wrote:Image

Remco would've been 2nd.


Prettty good for a “decent talent”, eh.
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15 Jul 2018 07:19

First lap has just come to an end and he's already on the attack.
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15 Jul 2018 07:30

DNP-Old wrote:First lap has just come to an end and he's already on the attack.

Best of the rest Rodriguez Cano, who supposedly is still in his wheel. :eek:
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15 Jul 2018 07:41

janraaskalt wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:First lap has just come to an end and he's already on the attack.

Best of the rest Rodriguez Cano, who supposedly is still in his wheel. :eek:

Rodriguez just dropped. 100 kilometer solo incoming.
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15 Jul 2018 07:44

Yeah, game over for everyone else.
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15 Jul 2018 07:50

Hes gonna make this a protest ride to the UCI for not allowing him in the U23 ranks and just massacre the entire field in the most humiliating way.
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