You were the one who said to anyone who tried to bring any realistic view of Evenepoels chances in his first GT should eat crow
you decided about the whole crow eating rubbish
no one else
Yeah I am sure I said that 'anyone who brings a realistic view of Evenepoels chances in his first GT should eat crow' lmao. You can't be serious?
You can probably quote me multiple times stating that we should at least wait until his second GT. The people that I mentioned as should-be crow-eaters are those who have continually shifted goalposts on when they would take Remco seriously as a prospect. Wait until he goes pro, wait until it is WT, wait until it goes uphill etc. . And until his crash he had often proved them wrong. But instead of admitting they would shift the goalposts.
Therefore I wanted to say that those who were willing to put an explicit claim out there
that Remco would be crushed on Zoncolan, or because of a lack of recovery etc. should - this time at least - admit to being wrong if Evenepoel actually did do well.
In this thread the overwhelming sentiment even by the fanboys (like me) has been that we want to see Evenepoel confirming our hopes in the mountain stages and concerning recovery. But that because of preparation and it being his first GT we should be careful with the expectations we put on him. And unless the situation is crystal-clear wait until he does a GT with proper preparation. I feel like the people here mostly just belief in Remco's potential and that he can do well in the GC even now. Winning it has always been a different story.
What we did not
do was blankly state that Evenepoel would crush or get crushed on the Zoncolan or anything like that. Because we don't know. But if you are going to put claims out there you need to be willing to admit when you are wrong. The benefit of being able to say 'I told you so' comes with the caveat of 'I was wrong'.
Your argument is probably that you think that the thought of Evenepoel being good for three weeks and finishing high up in the GC is a completely unrealistic view of his chances in his first GT. And yes then I will admit that I believe that I think it is realistic that Evenepoel will do well in the GC over three weeks. I am willing to admit that that was too optimistic if Evenepoel completely tumbles out of the GC in the third week. But I really have zero problems with figuratively eating crow. But it has to be because of something I actually said.
But if that is your view you will also have been too pessimistic if he does stay high up in the GC. Also, you could have made all these remarks before today lol. Now it just feels like waiting until you smelled blood. This is really just such a specific stage too lmao. I think almost everyone expected that this would not be a strength of his.