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

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Well, I think the level of Horner in the butterfly effect is higher than the level of 95 % of the people on this forum. Even though I don't always agree with him (but's that's ok). Today he said that he believed Evenepoel would be at top form at the start of the Tour. I think he's right. Although I don't think he will be quite at 100 %, but at 99,5 %. Horner also said that the main problem of Evenepoel would be his team (not a surprise). Especially the case of Van Wilder. It has been below par all season. He was still mediocre during the first stages of the Dauphiné, resulting in underperforming in the TT. After which he had to give up due to his crash. It seems impossible that Van Wilders will be in shape at the start of the Tour. Which means Landa is the only climber in the team. The only helper in the final of mountain stages. But not able to support Evenepoel in the final climb after having brought water bottles and food to the front from the team leader's car all the time. Van Wilder's too low level was not predictable. But why did the team let the third climber, Hirt, participate at the Giro. He did well, with an eight place. But he should have been in the Tourteam instead of riding a top 10 in the Giro.
I think Evenepoel is the type of rider who doesn't need that much of a help in the climbs, due to his style of climbing.
 
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I would like to ask "Logic", who seems to know everyting about Van Wilder, what the problem of Van wilder is this season and especially those last weeks (apart from his unfortunate crash). We know he is very irregular. But at least he should have a few good days. Is he overtrained (during altitude training) ?
Side effects from long altitude training just before Dauphiné.
 
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Well, I think the level of Horner in the butterfly effect is higher than the level of 95 % of the people on this forum. Even though I don't always agree with him (but's that's ok). Today he said that he believed Evenepoel would be at top form at the start of the Tour. I think he's right. Although I don't think he will be quite at 100 %, but at 99,5 %. Horner also said that the main problem of Evenepoel would be his team (not a surprise). Especially the case of Van Wilder. It has been below par all season. He was still mediocre during the first stages of the Dauphiné, resulting in underperforming in the TT. After which he had to give up due to his crash. It seems impossible that Van Wilders will be in shape at the start of the Tour. Which means Landa is the only climber in the team. The only helper in the final of mountain stages. But not able to support Evenepoel in the final climb after having brought water bottles and food to the front from the team leader's car all the time. Van Wilder's too low level was not predictable. But why did the team let the third climber, Hirt, participate at the Giro. He did well, with an eight place. But he should have been in the Tourteam instead of riding a top 10 in the Giro.
Maybe. If you can get through his repetitive blather and glean insights, you're a more patient person than I. There are some very good posters on this forum, which is what keeps me coming here. The format is so different I don't see how a comparison makes sense.

I don't think Evenepoel is going to be at 100%, however we define that. Vuelta '22? Giro '23? Something like that. Don't see it. Maybe by the end.

His team definitely sucks, on several levels. Remco will not win the Tour with this team. Leadership, teammates, etc. It's all second rate compared to the other teams. Van Wilder isn't why he lost time in the Dauphine, he's just not fit enough.

Don't get the argument for Horner as analyst. Never heard him say much of interest.
 
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If he hasn't suffered injuries/crashes he should be a strong favorite in both time trials. I'm not sure why people think that either Pog or Jonas would be close.

Ganna/Tarling sure, but anyone else is completely remote.

I also think he may get away for at least another stage so my prediction is 3 stages.
 
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If he hasn't suffered injuries/crashes he should be a strong favorite in both time trials. I'm not sure why people think that either Pog or Jonas would be close.

Ganna/Tarling sure, but anyone else is completely remote.

I also think he may get away for at least another stage so my prediction is 3 stages.
The general line of thinking is, that the last TT is on the last day, after 3 weeks of fatigue build up which people believe suits Vingegaard and Pogacar better, while being almost a mountain TT, with roughly 9k 6% and 1.5k 8% climbs in the middle.
 
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I would like to ask "Logic", who seems to know everyting about Van Wilder, what the problem of Van wilder is this season and especially those last weeks (apart from his unfortunate crash). We know he is very irregular. But at least he should have a few good days. Is he overtrained (during altitude training) ?
I just want to clear up a common myth about the name "Logic", since people sometimes appear to get triggered by it. He's actually the descendant of Serbian immigrants, you see, and that's just his last name.
 
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