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Teams & Riders The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

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In that case Evenepoel is also not a tempoclimber and similar to Roglic. Both have a punchy sprint. But when i see both Evenepoel or Roglic climb on their own, i can't really recall either climbing like Contador or Pantani. When they climb on their own, they climb from the saddle and at a steady pace. For me the fact that they both have a punchy sprint, doesnt change how they climb. But if you guys want to use a different label, that's totally fine. The point is that they are similar.
Roglic doesn't resemble Evenepoel (and Indurain) at all in terms of physique, metabolism, riding style and attacking spirit. He specializes in sitting very low in the wheel of others and thus staying out of the wind. He rarely takes the lead. Finally, to attack during the last few hundred meters, aided by his natural explosiveness. Without Ciccone, he would have lost the dauphiné. When he has to ride alone for a long time (in pursuit), he gets into trouble.
Evenepoel has not the natural explosiveness. But he has trained on it. Not having the legs, he will not succeed to outsprint the opponents in an uphill sprint. Roglic, even not being at his best, is able to win an uphill sprint when he sees the finish.
So, Roglic not at all similar to Indurain. We are still curious about the current rider (outside Evenepoel) who resembles Indurain in terms of qualities, riding style, weight (considering the lenght).
 
How would you describe him? He spends most of his time in a train and usually attacks in the final 1k.
A punchy climber. He's very good on steep and uneven climbs, best with shorter efforts and packs a mean sprint. He dealt much better with the accelerations on Lo Port than Evenepoel did.

Purito also usually attacked in the final km, and he too was no tempo climber. Basso was a tempo climber.
In that case Evenepoel is also not a tempoclimber and similar to Roglic. Both have a punchy sprint. But when i see both Evenepoel or Roglic climb on their own, i can't really recall either climbing like Contador or Pantani. When they climb on their own, they climb from the saddle and at a steady pace. For me the fact that they both have a punchy sprint, doesnt change how they climb. But if you guys want to use a different label, that's totally fine. The point is that they are similar.
Evenepoel does not thrive with many changes in tempo. Rogla does.
 
A punchy climber. He's very good on steep and uneven climbs, best with shorter efforts and packs a mean sprint. He dealt much better with the accelerations on Lo Port than Evenepoel did.

Purito also usually attacked in the final km, and he too was no tempo climber. Basso was a tempo climber.

Evenepoel does not thrive with many changes in tempo. Rogla does.

This is true about Roglič.

G Thomas explained some of this during one of his Giro 2023 podcasts, i.e. where he described how Rog was changing pace on the climbs like a pure climber in order to disrupt his own rhythm.

He said it was annoying.
 
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A punchy climber. He's very good on steep and uneven climbs, best with shorter efforts and packs a mean sprint. He dealt much better with the accelerations on Lo Port than Evenepoel did.

Purito also usually attacked in the final km, and he too was no tempo climber. Basso was a tempo climber.

Evenepoel does not thrive with many changes in tempo. Rogla does.

Purito launched fairly frequent long range attacks, nearly as many as Contador did.

He was the one who attacked first on the Giau stage of the 2011 giro, and he also attacked on the Finestre, nearly dropping Contador
 
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