Teams & Riders The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

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Regarding what people say about Remco. In a Norwegian podcast before tour of Norway one of Ineos DS (Rasch) casually said that Remco struggles with efforts over 15 minutes. So Ineos maybe got surprised yesterday.
Tbh, I don't understand where that idea comes from. What evidence is there to support it? Why would a TT powerhouse also known for his long solo attacks "struggle with efforts over 15 minutes"?
 
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Hilarious.
What difference is there between pushing 400 watts for an hour in an ITT / solo break or pushing it uphill, unless they thought Stavsro was at 3k altitude or that Evenepoel was still 68kg. lol
Guy got a silver WCC medal in a 65 minute ITT at the age of 19. For a team that is so advanced in the medical department, they didn't think him struggling last year had anything to do with the lack of base due to what had happened? DO THEY NOT READ THIS TOPIC???

Maybe covered already but is there a chance he will go to the Tour if Ala is not back in condition?
They have stated repeatedly he will not be going to the Tour and stick to the original plan, even if Alaphilippe doesn't make it.
 
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Hilarious.
What difference is there between pushing 400 watts for an hour in an ITT / solo break or pushing it uphill, unless they thought Stavsro was at 3k altitude or that Evenepoel was still 68kg. lol
Guy got a silver WCC medal in a 65 minute ITT at the age of 19. For a team that is so advanced in the medical department, they didn't think him struggling last year had anything to do with the lack of base due to what had happened? DO THEY NOT READ THIS TOPIC???


They have stated repeatedly he will not be going to the Tour and stick to the original plan, even if Alaphilippe doesn't make it.
I think they just watched Evenepoel climb this year, and untnil Norway he had done decidedly better on sub 10 minute climbs than 15 minutes or longer.
 
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imagine if the roles were reversed…?

You and others would have totally taken Plapp’s side and complained that Remco was a sore loser raising his hand.

predictable.

note: if Baumann’s move yesterday was not considered illegal then this CERTAINLY was not. Lol!!
Bouwman took the normal lane though a curve and he just got there first. Schmid had to break because he took a dumb line and didn't even get to the apex first.

Evenepoel comes out of a corner into the final straight and then decides to deviate half the width of hte road because ofcourse he does.
 
I'd put him in the Tour without presure. Bar his accident he would have done the Giro in 2020 and the Tour last year, so why not get him back on schedule. It's not like doing the Tour versus doing the Vuelta would be more draining.
 
True, but he needs to get used to it. Let's see after ToS, if his form is really good then they'd be stupid not to. Plus it would do him well to experience the tts and climbs against the best.
i am of the mind that he needs to exorcise the bad experience of the Giro first. I don’t think hoping to do that at the TDF is the best idea. He needs to have a positive 3 week experience to build upon. The Vuelta provides the best possibility of that happening (and after all that’s what Pog did… ;-) ).
 
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i am of the mind that he needs to exorcise the bad experience of the Giro first. I don’t think hoping to do that at the TDF is the best idea. He needs to have a positive 3 week experience to build upon. The Vuelta provides the best possibility of that happening (and after all that’s what Pog did… ;-) ).
That's one way of looking at it, although he went into the Giro underprepared after a horrific accident. I thus don't see why, if he is in great shape and performs with the best in Switzerland, he should have to exorcise anything going into the Tour. If he is at the right level then just let him race.
 
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