There is no point in taking what Lefevere said too seriously at this moment. He changed his story 3 times in as many days. First it was way too soon to say anything and we needed to wait for Evenepoel to get a medical check up. Less than 24hrs later, there was "If Remco won't do the Tour unless he really wants to himself" and finally "he won't ride Tour nor Vuelta." Yet they snatched Soudal as a leadsponsor, and Soudal wanted to become more high profile than was possible at Lotto, and they wanted to get GT results. And now we're supposed to believe Evenepoel's 2023 GT bid will be 9 days? I don't buy it, it was just his way of telling the press to funk off.
I don't think there are many Evenepoel fans who act like Roglic is close to a puffed up domestique. And i think if you want to go by that hyperbole, the same can be said of some Roglic fans.I don’t disagree with us. I don't think you’ll find a Roglic fan who doesn’t think Remco is an attacking rider, or even that Remco doesn’t have a history of more frequent long range attacks. To me that seems obvious truth. I also think Roglic was way off on the Fred Wright thing.
But Roglic has many, many wins, and he has attacked with panache many times. He has also smartly (and IMO misguidedly) ridden defensively at times and been rewarded (and punished) as a result. But at times Remco fans come across as thinking that Remco is god tier and Roglic a close to a puffed up domestique, fair or not.