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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

09 Dec 2018 19:24

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:The best of them are then invited to the Grand Ballon d'Alsace, a climb of 25 minutes. "It was on this Ballon d'Alsace that we discovered Remco Evenepoel, who was a first year Junior. His time was almost equal to that of Bjorg Lambrecht, a second year Espoir (U23), one of the best of his generation," said Juniors coach Carlo Bomans.

Evenepoel was 15 seconds slower, for reference.

https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/65992/carlo-bomans-arretons-de-faire-de-remco-evenepoel-une-vedette
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

09 Dec 2018 21:43

18-Valve. (pithy) wrote:
Logic-is-your-friend wrote:The best of them are then invited to the Grand Ballon d'Alsace, a climb of 25 minutes. "It was on this Ballon d'Alsace that we discovered Remco Evenepoel, who was a first year Junior. His time was almost equal to that of Bjorg Lambrecht, a second year Espoir (U23), one of the best of his generation," said Juniors coach Carlo Bomans.

Evenepoel was 15 seconds slower, for reference.

https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/65992/carlo-bomans-arretons-de-faire-de-remco-evenepoel-une-vedette


Thanks. Also interesting in light of the fastest climbs in Innsbruck as reported here:
viewtopic.php?p=2318439#p2318439

Here a quick translation of the article (from some months ago) linked by 18-valve:

Carlo Bomans: "Stop making Remco Evenepoel a star"

The 47th edition of the Peace Race was a good one for Belgium. Indeed, the national team won the overall ranking for the first time thanks to Remco Evenepoel. A unique performance for the men of Carlo Bomans, who focuses on the collective rather than the individual. "We put three guys in the top eleven in the general standings, with Ilan Van Wilder 9th and Xandres Vervloesem 11th and that's the most important." The national coach looks back on the performance of Remco Evenepoel in the Czech Republic for DirectVelo.

DirectVelo: Remco Evenepoel seems to have a lot of potential. Does he also have the soul of a leader?

Carlo Bomans: Yes and no. He keeps a certain modesty compared to others. He only started cycling since last year while some started at the Aspirants. He respects everyone. On the other hand, he was captain in his age category in Anderlecht when he played football. This is also reflected in the race. He does not hesitate to show personality, but he is not that authoritarian guy who demands that we ride for him.

He took the habit of winning by performing long solitary raids. This is his style?

He likes to show that he is good. Sometimes you have to slow it down a bit. What's great about this boy is that he dares to take initiatives and therefore make mistakes. And he doesn't make many. He surprises me every week with his nerve. This is one of his strengths.

TWO STRONG POINTS: MUSCLE MASS AND ENDURANCE CAPABILITIES

What are his other strengths?


There are two things. He has endurance abilities out of the ordinary. In football, some can run all day. He's the same on a bike. In addition, even though he lost weight to ride a bike, he kept some of the muscle mass gained in football.

Is Remco Evenepoel a potential candidate for the world title in Innsbruck?

You have to let him do his sport with pleasure because it is the most important at this age. I see him is compared to Eddy Merckx in the press. Let's stop making him a star. That's the best way to burn a talent. Everyone is aware of his potential. As soon as the road rises, it is to his advantage. We understood it right away when testing in the Vosges last year. On the Ballon d'Alsace, he climbed just 15 seconds slower than Bjorg Lambrecht, Espoir 2 at the time, a guy four years older than him. That says a lot about the boy.


Just one error in that article, Lambrecht is only 3 years older (2 years and 9 months), not 4 years.
If you look at this picture (Evenepoel, Lambrecht & De Plus) you would think it's Lambrecht who is 4 years younger, lol

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19 Dec 2018 21:58

Unsurprising, but Evenepoel has to say goodbye to his (former) trainer, who worked with him already during his football years. Vandervennet was a key factor in his success as a junior cyclist. Evenepoel's parents didn't feel comfortable with the situation, but from now on, Koen Pelgrim will train Remco.

There are interviews with both his old trainer (Vandervennet) as well as his new trainer (Pelgrim) in this topic.You can do a topic search if interested.
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20 Dec 2018 18:26

Pelgrim developed guys like Kwiatkowski, Alaphilippe, Mas, ... I think Evenepoel will be just fine with him as trainer.
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

24 Dec 2018 17:48

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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

24 Dec 2018 18:11

Gigs_98 wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/EvenepoelRemco/status/1077105603254865920

Looks like evenepoel just won the forum :D

Yeah :D they met a few days ago in Valencia
Contador appears to be quite a fan as well
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

24 Dec 2018 18:59

Gigs_98 wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/EvenepoelRemco/status/1077105603254865920

Looks like evenepoel just won the forum :D

He won the WRR in juniors.

Too mas Juan day racing
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26 Dec 2018 16:24

I'll admit that I'm starting to warm up to him. Now this is the kind of cockiness I like:

https://sporza.be/nl/2018/12/23/remco-reax-belofte/

Makes me wonder which one(s) he wasn't able to drop..
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26 Dec 2018 20:10

Before we get carried away, let's see how things go next year.
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26 Dec 2018 23:00

Seriously everything is news with this guy innit?

The egg story makes my eyes roll
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04 Jan 2019 16:16

a change of his program

https://www.hln.be/sport/wielrennen/koers-kort-evenepoel-trekt-naar-nieuwe-uae-tour-eerste-zege-is-binnen-voor-ploeg-van-avermaet-viviani-kopman-met-dienst-voor-deceuninck-quick-step-in-australie~a7ebbde00/

after San Luis he'll ride the UAE tour , no Algarve, no Catalonie either it seems he'll ride some races in Flanders like Nokere Koerse
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04 Jan 2019 16:28

All bets are off on him touching a wheel and crashing in the UAE TTT.
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04 Jan 2019 17:39

Lexman wrote:a change of his program

https://www.hln.be/sport/wielrennen/koers-kort-evenepoel-trekt-naar-nieuwe-uae-tour-eerste-zege-is-binnen-voor-ploeg-van-avermaet-viviani-kopman-met-dienst-voor-deceuninck-quick-step-in-australie~a7ebbde00/

after San Luis he'll ride the UAE tour , no Algarve, no Catalonie either it seems he'll ride some races in Flanders like Nokere Koerse

Patrick Lefevere "The program of Remco will be announced on Tuesday 8 January "
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04 Jan 2019 22:51

One TTT and two MTF's in the UAE Tour: https://www.cyclingstage.com/uae-tour-2019/
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04 Jan 2019 23:11

The guy is still 18 (he's 19 on Jan 25th) so taking it easy is smart.
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05 Jan 2019 07:43

Lexman wrote:a change of his program
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it seems he'll ride some races in Flanders like Nokere Koerse
I know it's not official (yet), but if true, what would be the point of that? Strictly for commercial reasons?
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

05 Jan 2019 11:29

https://twitter.com/nokerekoerse/status/1080938912229609472
Aiming for revenge after DNF in our Junior Race: @EvenepoelRemco is coming to 74th @nokerekoerse! #cycling #DNK #nokere

Men Elite (1.HC), 20/03/2019 - or is he doing the Juniors again? :)
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

05 Jan 2019 16:31

Robert5091 wrote:https://twitter.com/nokerekoerse/status/1080938912229609472
Aiming for revenge after DNF in our Junior Race: @EvenepoelRemco is coming to 74th @nokerekoerse! #cycling #DNK #nokere

Men Elite (1.HC), 20/03/2019 - or is he doing the Juniors again? :)


Didn't he age out of Juniors?
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Re: The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

06 Jan 2019 07:23

I was attempting to be "humorous" (therefore the smiley) - under 19 is Junior - if I remember correctly - so he's just too old.(He'll be 19 on the 25th Jan)
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