The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

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En tête : Remco EVENEPOEL (Acrog-Pauwels Sauzen Juniors);

à 1'42", 12 poursuivants : Jarne VAN GRIEKEN (Van Moer Logistics CT), Milan FRETIN(Van Moer Logistics CT), Liam SLOCK (Van Moer Logistics CT), Jarno BELLENS (Acrog-Pauwels Sauzen Juniors), Witse MEEUSSEN (Callant-Doltcini CT), Maxim DEWULF (Callant), Joren THYS (PIE-Optiek Theorie-Blokken CT Glabbeek), Milan PAULUS (PIE-Optiek Theorie-Blokken CT Glabbeek), Aaron VAN DER BEKEN (Onder Ons Parike), Vito BRAET(Forte U19 CT), Nathan DECUYPERE (CT Soenens-Booom), Robbe CLAEYS (Isorex CT Junior).

à 2'20", le peloton;
It's over.
 
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What a talent.

Hopefully he can break through quickly, like Nafi Thiam did in Track and Field (21 years old when she became Olympic Champion).
 
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El Pistolero said:
What a talent.

Hopefully he can break through quickly, like Nafi Thiam did in Track and Field (21 years old when she became Olympic Champion).
I would find that quite amazing but don't forget women tend to peak earlier if we're talking about using your full potential.
 
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Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
Yeah. I guess the team he goes to next year rides 2.2 races?
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
His time to win the Belgian TT Championships was also faster than the fastest time at the Espoirs. Same course of course.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
His time to win the Belgian TT Championships was also faster than the fastest time at the Espoirs. Same course of course.
That's pretty impressive if the weather was comparable.

And if it was the same length ofcourse :D
 
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Red Rick said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
Yeah. I guess the team he goes to next year rides 2.2 races?
He will ride the Tour of California and Tour of Utah next year.

He has a lot of adoration for Contador, a climber with a good TT (that's what he wants to become).
 
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Red Rick said:
El Pistolero said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
His time to win the Belgian TT Championships was also faster than the fastest time at the Espoirs. Same course of course.
That's pretty impressive if the weather was comparable.

And if it was the same length ofcourse :D
Obviously. The article a few pages back also mentions it. He rode a smaller gear and was 8 seconds faster.

It's also the first time i've known Merckx to be this interested in a young rider (that wasn't his son). It might have something to do with the fact that he (Merckx) is an Anderlecht supporter, and Evenepoel is an ex-Anderlecht youth, but still.
 
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Red Rick said:
El Pistolero said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
His time to win the Belgian TT Championships was also faster than the fastest time at the Espoirs. Same course of course.
That's pretty impressive if the weather was comparable.

And if it was the same length ofcourse :D
Yes, he was 8 seconds faster (43 km/h was his average speed over a difficult course of 27.4 KM)

Faster than Froome at age 26.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Red Rick said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
Yeah. I guess the team he goes to next year rides 2.2 races?
He will ride the Tour of California and Tour of Utah next year.

He has a lot of adoration for Contador, a climber with a good TT (that's what he wants to become).
Those seem like great races to be the big calendar points for a great talent of his age.

El Pistolero said:
Red Rick said:
El Pistolero said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Red Rick said:
Yeah junior races aren't giving any new information anymore.
True. It is pretty clearly established that this kid is in a league of his own as a junior right now. Whether he hammers everyone once more or a hundred times more, nothing really changes. The sooner he is up against espoirs with a few years advantage the better.
His time to win the Belgian TT Championships was also faster than the fastest time at the Espoirs. Same course of course.
That's pretty impressive if the weather was comparable.

And if it was the same length ofcourse :D
Yes, he was 8 seconds faster (43 km/h was his average speed over a difficult course of 27.4 KM)

Faster than Froome at age 26.
#neverforgetwhenariderisbetterthanfroomeat26
 
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