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27 Sep 2018 14:30

Remco at the moment down at the peloton, 19s behind Vacek and further 56 behind first two riders.
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27 Sep 2018 14:31

Vacek catched, good!
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27 Sep 2018 15:35

One of the most unreal rides you'll ever see. This dude would have won the race even without being allowed to draft behind other riders.
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27 Sep 2018 15:48

If this guy doesn't become a superstar, it's proof that junior's results are entirely meaningless.
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27 Sep 2018 15:54

Congrats Logic-is-your-friend and Flamin. We did it. :D
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27 Sep 2018 16:17

spalco wrote:If this guy doesn't become a superstar, it's proof that junior's results are entirely meaningless.

Or the early talent burn out theory might have some truth
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27 Sep 2018 16:29

DNP-Old wrote:Congrats Logic-is-your-friend and Flamin. We did it. :D


Back at you and hats off for creating the thread :D

Lovely post-race interview from him, like the others I've watched. Enormous self-confidence, very expressive and open, but very down-to-earth. I think his head is at least as strong as his legs.
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27 Sep 2018 16:38

lol DNP-old

I agree, Flamin, he is showing tremendous willpower and heart. He could do without the "goat" sign, but other than that i didn't have any issues with his celebration. Especially given the circumstances.
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27 Sep 2018 16:59

I really don't know what to think. I'm thrilled he won both the TT and the RR.

He has absolutely dominated the field this year but this does very little for his actual professional career except for creating huge expectations.
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27 Sep 2018 17:02

Evenepoel vs. Bernal to become the new Coppi vs. Bartali
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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27 Sep 2018 17:30

So, i handclocked the time from the crash until he got on his bike. This was exactly 1m30s. After that there was a replay of the crash, once this was over, the camera was back on Evenepoel, and it looked like he still had an issue and wasn't on his way yet. No idea what had happened in between (since there was a replay showing) but by the time he eventually got back on track, 2m10s had passed.
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27 Sep 2018 17:49

Absolute madness. Let's see what he can do in the next two years
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27 Sep 2018 17:55

Scarponi wrote:
spalco wrote:If this guy doesn't become a superstar, it's proof that junior's results are entirely meaningless.

Or the early talent burn out theory might have some truth

He's way ahead of the other riders of his age, but that's no guarantee for a major pro career. The Tour has recently been dominated by guys who were nowhere as juniors.

What speaks for him is that he can time trial and climb and has a very attacking style. He might become the first Belgian Tour winner since Van Impe, but he might also be past his peak at twenty-five. He's the most dominating junior in the modern era. We will see how he evolves in the next few years.
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

27 Sep 2018 18:10

I think we're getting a little carried away, here. Evenepoel's RR performance today was fairly mediocre. He was barely hanging on there at the end. ... JK :lol:

Just taking riding styles into consideration (not invoking or suggesting Clinic issues), he reminded me of how Lance Armstrong looked on the Sestriere ride in 1999.
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27 Sep 2018 19:25

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:So, i handclocked the time from the crash until he got on his bike. This was exactly 1m30s. After that there was a replay of the crash, once this was over, the camera was back on Evenepoel, and it looked like he still had an issue and wasn't on his way yet. No idea what had happened in between (since there was a replay showing) but by the time he eventually got back on track, 2m10s had passed.

He went back/ waited for someone to retrieve his Garmin. This is no joke.
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27 Sep 2018 19:43

Watching the replay. It's unreal. Like the Amazing Wilson meets Roy of the Rovers.... meets Merkx, obviously.
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27 Sep 2018 19:56

armchairclimber wrote:Watching the replay. It's unreal. Like the Amazing Wilson meets Roy of the Rovers.... meets Merkx, obviously.


Where the replay is available?
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27 Sep 2018 20:31

boomcie wrote:
Logic-is-your-friend wrote:So, i handclocked the time from the crash until he got on his bike. This was exactly 1m30s. After that there was a replay of the crash, once this was over, the camera was back on Evenepoel, and it looked like he still had an issue and wasn't on his way yet. No idea what had happened in between (since there was a replay showing) but by the time he eventually got back on track, 2m10s had passed.

He went back/ waited for someone to retrieve his Garmin. This is no joke.

lol... ok, so that means he was 2 minutes and 10 seconds behind.

lartiste wrote:Where the replay is available?

Depending on your country, you can watch it in Belgium through VRTnu, or in Europe if you have a Belgian VRT account.

Some countries can watch it here (but not in Belgium), maybe through a VPN:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=k7yeNiqg-Qs

Others, i don't know.

armchairclimber wrote:Watching the replay. It's unreal. Like the Amazing Wilson meets Roy of the Rovers.... meets Merkx, obviously.

As a big fan/believer, sometimes (like today) it's actually scary, and somewhere you start to fear that this might turn out to be a clinic case. But then, his dad quit pro cycling because he didn't want to compete in an EPO era.
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27 Sep 2018 20:55

lartiste wrote:
armchairclimber wrote:Watching the replay. It's unreal. Like the Amazing Wilson meets Roy of the Rovers.... meets Merkx, obviously.


Where the replay is available?


sorry, it was on eurosport in the uk this evening.
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

27 Sep 2018 21:44

Oh, yet another text book example of a guy stuck in a Kids Body already training huge hours. Give him another 3 years and he'll go up in smoke like all the other guys of his type before.
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