2022 Tour of Norway, 2.Pro - 24th to 29th May

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Who will win the 2022 Tour of Norway?

  • Remco Evenepoel

    Votes: 41 70.7%
  • Tobias Halland Johannesen

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Carl Fredrik Hagen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tao Geoghen Hart

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ethan Hayter

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Esteban Chaves

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • Gianluca Brambilla

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Cian Uitjdebroeks

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Other rider

    Votes: 1 1.7%

  • Total voters
    58
  • Poll closed .
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Just bring him to the Tour, he's so strong he can win sprints now, he would destroy Pog/Rog in that 40km TT if not before. This is next level Remco and not even his final form as he's only 22...
 
Just bring him to the Tour, he's so strong he can win sprints now, he would destroy Pog/Rog in that 40km TT if not before. This is next level Remco and not even his final form as he's only 22...
Don't think you can really consider this a sprint. (basically 3 people sprint where freshness can give the edge, and clearly Remco is easily the strongest here).

I would say, because he is 22 and is coming from a bad year, let him do the pre-defined course and preparations for his goals. Doing the Vuelta won't be easy at all.
Besides Pog in the tour is always another animal.. Uness it is 40km TT in the headwind, i don't think he would take significant time on pogacar in his 'tour' form. Don't think i have seen anything from Remco (now) that would indicate he can compete with a 'tour' form Pogacar. (Nobody can tbh)
 
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Just bring him to the Tour, he's so strong he can win sprints now, he would destroy Pog/Rog in that 40km TT if not before. This is next level Remco and not even his final form as he's only 22...
no. Stick with plan.

this is the tour of Norway.

it is exciting to see. It feels like we are picking up where we left off when he somersaulted over that bridge. And THAT is a relief.

he may yet never develop into a GT winner, but he will be a consequential and endlessly exciting rider to watch.
 
Don't think you can really consider this a sprint. (basically 3 people sprint where freshness can give the edge, and clearly Remco is easily the strongest here).

I would say, because he is 22 and is coming from a bad year, let him do the pre-defined course and preparations for his goals. Doing the Vuelta won't be easy at all.
Besides Pog in the tour is always another animal.. Uness it is 40km TT in the headwind, i don't think he would take significant time on pogacar in his 'tour' form. Don't think i have seen anything from Remco (now) that would indicate he can compete with a 'tour' form Pogacar. (Nobody can tbh)
It was also a very fast run-in, which suits riders like Remco. Jan Ullrich once won a stage in the Vuelta in similar fashion, he went with some 500m to go to catch Santiago Blanco, who was alone in the lead, then Olano went around him, then Ullrich went around him again, to take the win.
 
Evenepoel said he spoke to Plapp after the race and Plapp told him he didn't do anything wrong. Plapp said he should have made sure to be first into the corner.

I still haven't seen any heli footage.
None needed, there’s nothing to see. Completely normal sprint. Someone threw up their arms so those looking for a problem react as if they’ve never been in a bike race.

You don’t win a sprint coming the long war around a guy in front of you accelerating out of a corner. Just physics. His line was completely fine.
 

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