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Win 28 puts Evenepoel ahead of Belgian cycling legend
Briek Schotte (1939-1959) (27 wins)- 2x world champion, 2x RvV winner for wins

Ties him at 46th place for Belgians in wins with Belgian legends
Andre Dierickx (1968-1981) 2x winner La Fleche Wallonne, 2x stage wins Dauphine, 2nd RvV, 2nd Paris Roubaix, 2nd LBL
Jean Aerts - (1927-1936) 1x world champion, 12 stages TDF, 1x Belgian RR champion, 3rd RvV, 3rd Paris Roubaix
Raymond Impanis (1946-1963) - 2x GC Paris-Nice, 1x winner Paris Roubaix, 1x winner RvV, 1x LaFleche Wallonne, 2x winner Gent-Wevelgem, 4x runner-up LBL, 3 GC La Vuelta
 
Win 28 puts Evenepoel ahead of Belgian cycling legend
Briek Schotte (1939-1959) (27 wins)- 2x world champion, 2x RvV winner for wins

Ties him at 46th place for Belgians in wins with Belgian legends
Andre Dierickx (1968-1981) 2x winner La Fleche Wallonne, 2x stage wins Dauphine, 2nd RvV, 2nd Paris Roubaix, 2nd LBL
Jean Aerts - (1927-1936) 1x world champion, 12 stages TDF, 1x Belgian RR champion, 3rd RvV, 3rd Paris Roubaix
Raymond Impanis (1946-1963) - 2x GC Paris-Nice, 1x winner Paris Roubaix, 1x winner RvV, 1x LaFleche Wallonne, 2x winner Gent-Wevelgem, 4x runner-up LBL, 3 GC La Vuelta
This post makes it look like all these guys died before 20 (and achieved a surprising amount in their short lives).
 
You also can't compare their victories like that. Schotte and Aerts, for instance, have won many smaller Belgian races which were worth a lot more to them back then.
Sure but we don't have relaible kermesse records for older riders, and ultiamtely we can only compare across similar/same races.

Also, I would love to get a good valuation system to rate riders that does an excellent job of rating the value of a win.


I wsa jsut posting what appears to be the win totals in races that currently count as pro wins.
 
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Sure but we don't have relaible kermesse records for older riders, and ultiamtely we can only compare across similar/same races.

Also, I would love to get a good valuation system to rate riders that does an excellent job of rating the value of a win.


I wsa jsut posting what appears to be the win totals in races that currently count as pro wins.
Sure, but I don't think it tells you that much. If these riders had been riding today, they would probably have had more pro wins than that.
That doesn't take anything away from Remco's performances though.
 
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If Remco wins Suisse, QS HAS to let him race the tour then. He'd be in shape to contend. Plus, more TT km

If he lays an egg, stick with the Vuelta plan
Sometimes a good result in Dauphine/Suisse can also mean the rider has peaked too early and will burn out during the Tour. But if he could win a few stages before then it obviously wouldn't be bad for the team.
 

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