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

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Remco a bit modest in his Giro goals. Podium plus 2 stage wins
Seems a reasonable goal, not modest. He can win two of the ITTs. The Giro is a real GT, the most recent vuelta was a mickey mouse grand tour with embarrassing route and remco was losing time to an injured Roglic on 2 weeks of training. Remco winning that Vuelta against Mas, unknown Ajuso, and some other teenagers doesn't indicate that he can win toughest GT of the year.
 
Seems a reasonable goal, not modest. He can win two of the ITTs. The Giro is a real GT, the most recent vuelta was a mickey mouse grand tour with embarrassing route and remco was losing time to an injured Roglic on 2 weeks of training. Remco winning that Vuelta against Mas, unknown Ajuso, and some other teenagers doesn't indicate that he can win toughest GT of the year.

He lost time to an injured Roglič after crashing on stage 12 and gaining much more time on the first 10 stages and Mas was the only one staying with Pogačar until the end of Il Lombardia after actually dropping him the weekend before...

Also Ayuso didn't come out of the blue, the kid just had won the U23 Giro the year before at 18...

Still podium and two stages wouldn't be a bad Giro for Remco but I hope for the win. At least Giro 2023 will have a proper route instead of the climbers borefest that we had in 2022.
 
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Seems a reasonable goal, not modest. He can win two of the ITTs. The Giro is a real GT, the most recent vuelta was a mickey mouse grand tour with embarrassing route and remco was losing time to an injured Roglic on 2 weeks of training. Remco winning that Vuelta against Mas, unknown Ajuso, and some other teenagers doesn't indicate that he can win toughest GT of the year.
Winning two TTs, and then work for the leader masnada, seems a reasonable goal.
 
Nah I didn't mean it like that. But he owes them for the help winning the world champs.
Pretty sure he's only allowed to pick guys from Quickstep, so Van Aert, Hermans, Stuyven, Van Hooydonck and Dewulf would probably decline. That leaves Serry and Lampaert. Even if he would pick them, he still has 3 open slots. But i'd think he'd rather pay his gratitude to the guys who helped him in the Vuelta than the Worlds anyway.

As i said before, i think he'll take Van Wilder, Serry and Vervaeke. Then Hirt (unless that's one of the 2 guys management pushes) and Masnada. Personally i'd take Cattaneo over Vervaeke, but given Vervaeke's been a loyal dom all year, i think he'll pick him.
 
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Nah I didn't mean it like that. But he owes them for the help winning the world champs.
Would it not be better to not select them. I mean who would expresss his gratitutde by putting them thru a gruelling 3 week grand tour where they have to literally slave for him going thru the pain barrier every time. How would that be expressing gratitude?
 
Would it not be better to not select them. I mean who would expresss his gratitutde by putting them thru a gruelling 3 week grand tour where they have to literally slave for him going thru the pain barrier every time. How would that be expressing gratitude?
I like you IndianCyclist, and to show my appreciation i will let you mow my lawn.