After an introduction to the World Tour in 2020 which was a bit spectacular but didn't deliver a spectacular result (FW), Mauri Vansevenant impressed in the Tour de la Provence this year, got third against Bernal and Mollema last week and won the GP Industria & Artigianato today against more than decent competition.
His style on the bike also beats Bauke, Pierre, Dan Martin and Schachmann, in my eyes it's the worst in the WT right now, but whatever works, works. Wouldn't want to change it! His father is Wim Vansevenant, so he knows a bit about cycling, anyway. He also did some cross as a teenager.
I'm expecting a lot more from this youngster, let's see how he does. Some might already dream of him as a strong domestique for Evenepoel, but I have a feeling he's a very ambitious guy who wants to win races. Next race: Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali. He's also going to do Basque Country, the Ardennes, Romandie and Tour de Suisse.
Son of former professional rider Wim Vansevenant, 21-year-old Mauri – who is named after 1991 Vuelta a España winner Melcior Mauri…