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

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To get it completely right:

Figueira Champions Classic (10 feb)
Volta ao Algarve (14-18 feb)
Paris-Nice (3-10 mar)

Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco (1-6 apr)
Amstel Gold Race (14 apr)
La Flèche Wallonne (17 apr)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (21 apr)

Critérium du Dauphiné (2-9 jun)
BK TT Binche (19 jun)
BK Road Zottegem (23 jun)

Tour de France (29 jun – 21 jul)

Olympic TT Paris (27 jul)
Olympic Road Paris (3 aug)

WC TT Zürich (22 sep)
WC Road Zürich (29 sep)

+ possibly Lombardia
Not completely right. He won't ride the BK TT in Binche, and he said that they shouldn't expect too much for the BK RR because he won't be home from altitude until the evening of 22/06. Also he wants to do Flèche
but if Pais Vasco was too exhausting he will skip it.
 
Bit disappointed he's not racing Sanremo. That would have been interesting.
His explanation for it was:
The aim was to give that program breathing space and to keep the number of transfers to a minimum. Riding Milan-San Remo would mean that I would have to stay on site for one week after Paris-Nice to recover for just one single race. Then I would rather include a solid training block.
 
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Visma never thought of that for Vingo
Evenepoel's 2024 programme

Figueira Champions Classic
Tour of the Algarve
Paris-Nice
Tour of the Basque Country
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
Olympic time trial
Olympic road race
World Cup Zurich
this is a good programme that allows him to rest before 2025. Early season is a little heavy unless they can restrain him a bit
 
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I am little surprised Vingo isn't trying some of these races
He said liege bastogne liege and milan san remo are not ruled out.

In my opinion, he should try in the future fleche wallone, classica SanRemco and try to do Il lombardia in better shape. There's no reason for him to do bad in those races, because those races have climbs that suit him.
 
Evenepoel's 2024 programme

Figueira Champions Classic
Tour of the Algarve
Paris-Nice
Tour of the Basque Country
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Critérium du Dauphiné
Tour de France
Olympic time trial
Olympic road race
World Cup Zurich

I am surprised to see the World Cup Zürich (Züri Metzgete) return to the calendar.
 
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I am surprised to see the World Cup Zürich (Züri Metzgete) return to the calendar.
Yes, coming World Championships in Zurich will give us memories of classic autumn race Zuri Metzgete. Looking forward to that…

In the last editions of the Metzgete, it rained almost every time. I hope at the WCs of 2024, in Zurich, we‘ll see rain, wind and cold, and I hope van Aert wins the RR.
 
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It would be a nice battle of the World Champions but I have not seen Van der Poel mentioning that race in his interviews and its the weekend after the CX Worlds, so I don't expect him to ride there.
I can also imagine depending on how hard they make it, that it'll be a bit too difficult for MVDP.

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