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I’m glad to get the updates on how he’s doing and hoping for the best for him. But the steadily rendition of “if he was there he would be ____(fill in blank re:how far ahead he would be)” sounds like, I don’t know, working at the same table as some who loudly sighs all day long (I have experienced this).
 
Currently he can't stand watching the Giro. Not being there hurts too much. He's doing training rides of 70km already, he seems to have the right "feeling" on the bike (not afraid in corners etc).

He's scheduled to resume competition end of January (i assume that would be San Juan, where he started the past two seasons).

PS: he again said riding the TDF would depend on the Olympic games.
Well since we are less than 10 months away from the Olympics and covid is surging again, I won't be surprised if they are cancelled so that would give more freedom for Remco to ride the Tour.
 
He's scheduled to resume competition end of January (i assume that would be San Juan, where he started the past two seasons).
Not specifically about Evenepoel, but what is the chance that European riders will be flying across the world (San Juan, TdU) again in January? That's only 3 months away from now, and it still seems so 'unreal' that the racing calendar will be fully back to normal. Many people have kept saying that we have to be patient and have made all kinds of plans for 2021, from race organisers, festival organisers, travel agencies,... But it still seems many of those plans are just wishful thinking.
 
Not specifically about Evenepoel, but what is the chance that European riders will be flying across the world (San Juan, TdU) again in January? That's only 3 months away from now, and it still seems so 'unreal' that the racing calendar will be fully back to normal. Many people have kept saying that we have to be patient and have made all kinds of plans for 2021, from race organisers, festival organisers, travel agencies,... But it still seems many of those plans are just wishful thinking.
Yes, @Bonimenier already made the same point. Doesn't matter where, i must have been thinking wishfully. Simply made the connection to the last two years, end of January.
 
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Of course he could be riding the pre-season friendlies in Spain - There is no certainty the TDU will go ahead with the strict quarantine regulations in Australia.
I would be very suprised if it didnt go ahead, South Australia has opened its borders the earliest to the rest of australia and we have been letting in sports stars from other countries already, plus people like Tom Hanks for films. When it comes to cash our Govt will do it.
 
I would be very suprised if it didnt go ahead, South Australia has opened its borders the earliest to the rest of australia and we have been letting in sports stars from other countries already, plus people like Tom Hanks for films. When it comes to cash our Govt will do it.
The South Australian Government definitely wants the race to ahead in some shape or form - The fact is even though riders stay at one hotel a 14 day quarantine where you can't train outdoors will not wash with the teams, the riders or the UCI - You only have to look at how SA is treating the Victorian sheffield shield cricketers - Must quarantine for 14 days - Can train each day in groups of only four with a police escort from the venue to the hotel facility - Possibly a soft quarantine could work for the cyclists if they can train outdoors each day with no coffee stops - You also have the issue that many Aussie cyclists will stay in Europe over the winter because they dont want to pay 15K for airfares and do 14 days quarantine which means the Aussie Nationals will probably be delayed in 2021 - There is lots to play out.
 
This is delusional.
The average age of Corona victims in Belgium is 83 years, which is even higher than the average life expectancy. It's a valid question whether it's worth shutting down society, compromising kids educations and ruin a country's finances for. I'm not even talking about the mental health of many isolated individuals. I hope the consequences won't be too bad in the next few years.
I won't go further into this.

Take care and stay healthy.
 
The average age of Corona victims in Belgium is 83 years, which is even higher than the average life expectancy. It's a valid question whether it's worth shutting down society, compromising kids educations and ruin a country's finances for. I'm not even talking about the mental health of many isolated individuals. I hope the consequences won't be too bad in the next few years.
I won't go further into this.

Take care and stay healthy.
The average age globally from studies so far into Long Covid i.e. suffering serious symptoms for many months post infection is 43. Just because you don't die from it doesn't prevent it from having a significant debilitating effect on your health in the long term.
 
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If you mean the article Evenepoel didn’t write it. He’s hardly the most disliked rider in the peloton. The most disliked riders don’t do what Remco did in the 2019 WC RR in trying to bring Gilbert back to the peloton l.
No, he's trying to match what happened to his agenda. Evenepoel was verbally aggressive on twitter towards the motorcyclist Alaphilippe crashed into.
 
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Meh, sure he should be more level headed. Probably misplaced frustration about missing the Giro.

DQ will talk with him to tone it down.
Yes, but there have been instances like this in the past as well, and they are not talking to him. As far as these outburst go, he isn't in the best team to calm him down i'm afraid.

It’s an overly emotional reaction to the injury to a teammate not an incitement to murder. Yes he should have been a lot more level headed but to use a British phrase don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
In Dutch it's to make an elephant out of a mosquito.
I agree with your post, but somebody really should tone him down, or at least teach him to wait 5 minutes before tweeting in a response to events that stir his emotions.
 
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