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

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Just noticed remco has switched too laced shoes joining the likes of Pog, Ayuso and Tarling.
 
Well technically Cian is still under contract too. And would Remco choose Visma or Ineos if merger would to occur? As then Remco would technically be free to choose. And i guess with Cian now Belgium has another potential GT winner. It will be interesting to follow this dynamics.
No clue what Remco would have preferred . I only make assumptions purely based on their responses in interviews.
 
No clue what Remco would have preferred . I only make assumptions purely based on their responses in interviews.
I think he'd prefer not to be the 2nd or 3rd rider on the GT teams right off the bat. He could certainly "earn" his GT results like Jonas attempted in the Vuelta but that all ended up terribly. IMO he's better off trying to make it on his team and recruit any needed help.
 
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Remco Evenepoel won "Sportman van het jaar", which is the award for best athlete of Belgium in 2023. He won it for the third time.

After the award show there was an interview with him. He said the complete focus is on the most important month of his life thusfar, with the TDF and Olympic Games. At the TDF he's going for top 5, a stage win to complete his triple, and beating one of Pogacar/Roglic/Vingegaard would be the cherry on the cake.

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Remco Evenepoel won "Sportman van het jaar", which is the award for best athlete of Belgium in 2023. He won it for the third time.

After the award show there was an interview with him. He said the complete focus is on the most important month of his life thusfar, with the TDF and Olympic Games. At the TDF he's going for top 5, a stage win to complete his triple, and beating one of Pogacar/Roglic/Vingegaard would be the cherry on the cake.

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Why De Bruyne didn’t won the award?
 
Anyway Remco said he start the season at Algarve and his main spring goal is LBL, but he won't go to an Altitude training camp until May to prep Le Tour. Seems therefore Giro is categorically not part of his calendar in 2024

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In the interview he doesn't say where he'll start the season. He actually says that he can't confirm it yet because it has to be a surprise.

Algarve would make sense though and was already reported earlier but I'm not sure where those reports came from because I don't think there has been any confirmation by rider or team about his first race yet.
 
Algarve would make sense though and was already reported earlier but I'm not sure where those reports came from because I don't think there has been any confirmation by rider or team about his first race yet.
I thought it was also Het Nieuwsblad that reported this, based on news from the race itself, but I can't find that news anywhere. The only thing I can find is SQS participating, but Evenepoel isn't mentioned yet.
 
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all the 'best' are not targeting top 5s

lame from Remco, trying for a result of a Ben O'Connor, David Gaudu, Alex Vlasov, Wilco Kelderman
He sees Vingegaard/Pogacar/Roglic as riders that have proven more and seen as better riders, so next spot it #4. He said he still wants to beat one of them, which would get him on the podium, he's just being realistic.
 
In the interview he doesn't say where he'll start the season. He actually says that he can't confirm it yet because it has to be a surprise.

Algarve would make sense though and was already reported earlier but I'm not sure where those reports came from because I don't think there has been any confirmation by rider or team about his first race yet.
Oh wow a surprise first race for Remco???

Maybe he will do Omlopp, Le Samyn, Strade Bianche, GP Denain, Milan Sanremo, e3, gent welbelgem, tour of Flanders, sheldeprijs and amstel gold race on route to LBL. That would be more fun than Algarve and cataluña. Keep the stage race from secret until summer, keep Vinhegard awake at night
 
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Oh wow a surprise first race for Remco???

Maybe he will do Omlopp, Le Samyn, Strade Bianche, GP Denain, Milan Sanremo, e3, gent welbelgem, tour of Flanders, sheldeprijs and amstel gold race on route to LBL. That would be more fun than Algarve and cataluña. Keep the stage race from secret until summer, keep Vinhegard awake at night
IIRC, a few weeks/months ago Lefevere hinted at the Tour Colombia as possible first race for Remco but that does not align with Remco's current statements where he says that before Liège he wants to spend as much time as possible with his family and thus train (and race?) in Spain where he lives most of the time.
 

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