# The Remco Evenepoel is the next Eddy Merckx thread

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#### yaco

Merckx turned pro in 1964 and for the first four years focused on one-day races and short stage races - Think it was year 4 before he started a GT.

#### Leggitte

Merckx turned pro in 1964 and for the first four years focused on one-day races and short stage races - Think it was year 4 before he started a GT.
Merckx finished 9th in the 1967 Giro.

#### yaco

Merckx finished 9th in the 1967 Giro.
Which was his fourth year - Believe Hinault first started a GT in his fouth year - Though in these two cases they were ready to win.

#### Walter1234

Merckx finished 9th in the 1967 Giro.
And finished all stages in the top 10 says procycling stats (is it then possible to only finish 9th overall?).

#### GuntherL

And finished all stages in the top 10 says procycling stats (is it then possible to only finish 9th overall?).
They didn't list all the stages. I count nine missing stages.

#### Walter1234

Ok that makes sence. I don't believe it is mathematically realistic that if always finishing in top 10 you only end up 9th overall (I know a rider who ended in a stage race always between 10 and 20 and was 8th overall: that is logical ;-)).
Seems like bug in procycling stats to only list the stages if they have the results of the rider. Maybe they should list a NK result -Not Known ;-).

#### Hugo Koblet

Ok that makes sence. I don't believe it is mathematically realistic that if always finishing in top 10 you only end up 9th overall (I know a rider who ended in a stage race always between 10 and 20 and was 8th overall: that is logical ;-)).
Seems like bug in procycling stats to only list the stages if they have the results of the rider. Maybe they should list a NK result -Not Known ;-).
Not likely, but possible. I believe theoretically you could end up in N*9+1 position, where N is the number of stages if you finish 10th in each stage.

Red Rick

#### yaco

Pello Bilbao finished 6th in the 2018 Giro, yet never finished higher than eight in a stage.

#### Andre

When is Remco next schedule race?

#### Andre

Found this on the preview: Deceuninck-QuickStep's Remco Evenepoel faces the biggest GC test of his short career. The 20-year-old won the Vuelta a San Juan, but this is a step up considering the strength of the field.

#### Andre

The last stage is against the clock

#### tobydawq

Not likely, but possible. I believe theoretically you could end up in N*9+1 position, where N is the number of stages if you finish 10th in each stage.
You could even go N*18+1 if there are three bonus sprints on each stage with bonus seconds for the first three

Also, George Bennett ended 6th in Paris-Nice last year but his best stage result was a 14th, then one 19th, then worse than 30th. But that is the opposite situation of course.

#### Rik Van Looy

The last stage is against the clock
The last stage is against the clock
I notice that the bookies are not taking a risk. Evenepoel is the overwhelming favorite to win the Volta ao Algarve.

Remco : 7/4 and 13/8, G. Thomas : 6, Schachmann : 8, Rohan Dennis : 10, Kwiatkowski : 14, Van der Poel : 16, ....

#### ppanther92

And finished all stages in the top 10 says procycling stats (is it then possible to only finish 9th overall?).
Procyclingstats only lists top10s for the early years like 1967.

#### Joelsim

Lòpez needs to win this stage today and take time to have any chance of winning the GC.

#### kiszol

I think Remco won't lose more than 10 seconds today.

#### Logic-is-your-friend

Also, Remco was feeling bad in the San Juan ITT which he won dominantly:

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#### Bakkie

Kid did it again.

Andre

#### kiszol

So this was a quite decent opposition I guess and still he won. Instead of losing 10-20 sec in the last km he gained a bit. Impressive! What a powerful final attack.

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#### Wvv

Phenomenon. Each time more impressive, and it already was so incredible. Wondering what, of rather when, the next step will be.

Andre