• The Cycling News forum is looking to add some volunteer moderators with Red Rick's recent retirement. If you're interested in helping keep our discussions on track, send a direct message to @SHaines here on the forum, or use the Contact Us form to message the Community Team.

    In the meanwhile, please use the Report option if you see a post that doesn't fit within the forum rules.

    Thanks!

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

Page 41 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.

Should we change the thread title?


  • Total voters
    116
Re: Re:

King Boonen said:
Valv.Piti said:
King Boonen said:
Isn't the Hammer Series the race where Betancur destroyed the field and everyone thought he was back on track for world domination..?
It was and Betancur went on to ride a very decent Tour before the Vuelta where he finally showed his 2013 shape on the same day he crashed out.

I think for someone of his talent his tour performance was fairly average.

Basically, great Remco is winning, but lets not get too carried away with this particular result.

I think nobody is expecting him to win the TDF 2019 here. It was a great performance... in the Hammer climb.
 
Re:

tobydawq said:
He did completely school the likes of Van Avermaet and Wellens, but yes, let's just keep pretending it's no big deal...
Yeah, its a bit too easy just to dismiss the performance because of that. But its some of the best riders in the world to ride in this terrain he outclassed - that means something.

Still needs more endurance. This race is more like a junior race than a pro road race in terms of distance and how they are riding.
 
Re: Re:

Breh said:
Why was Jakobsen complaining?
Something about asking a bottle and not getting a bottle. And there was also a squable with Wellens who wasn't happy that Jakobsen was trying to mess up the chase and sprinting for the boni seconds.

But the most hilarious scene of the day was Van Hooydonck not getting a wheel from the neutral mechanic.

Evenepoel now leads GC with over 50 seconds. Tomorrow ITT.
 
Re: Re:

red_flanders said:
Bonimenier said:
Impressive ride. Campenaerts seemed to be dying in his wheel. Wouldn't be surprised if he wins the time trial as well.

Yeah, that crash was odd. Tired explains it.

The corner before the one where Campenaerts crashed, Evenepoel had to correct his line. I think Campenaerts didn't feel comfortable following Evenepoel's wheel into the next corner. He followed a different line but obviously not the right one.
 
Re: Re:

Logic-is-your-friend said:
Breh said:
Why was Jakobsen complaining?
Something about asking a bottle and not getting a bottle. And there was also a squable with Wellens who wasn't happy that Jakobsen was trying to mess up the chase and sprinting for the boni seconds.

But the most hilarious scene of the day was Van Hooydonck not getting a wheel from the neutral mechanic.

Evenepoel now leads GC with over 50 seconds. Tomorrow ITT.
He was angry with Evenepoel for going that hard that early. "You were killing me, and I couldn't grab any bidons". A bit strange to complain to a 19-year-old who just won his first pro-race, but OK.