It’s interesting to me because while it is accurate with regard to any potential GT rider, it seems to be said about Evenepoel with dramatically more frequency than other potential GT riders, as if for some reason folks are looking for reasons why he might not succeed, where with others they are simply willing to let it play out. And everything we’ve seen from Evenepoel seems to indicate high stamina and recovery.Is it interesting to you because of the accuracy of that POV, rendering it indisputable? In any case, I do agree that every potential GT rider should be held to the same standards. Remco is a super talent, only an ignorant would state the opposite. With that being said, @perico has a point as it is an indisputable fact that Remco has yet to translate his elite recovery displayed in 1-week races into 3-week races.
This year's Giro isn't a proper parameter for gauging this attribute for obvious reasons. So we'll have to wait until the next GT he contests, hopefully fully recovered and in-form, in order to make a proper assessment.
We shall certainly see, but I think if I have concerns about his potential they’re linked to his lack of sprint and his poor bike handling, not his engine.
it’s kind of an obvious one that applies to anyone, and sort of odd that it gets brought up so often.