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

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Lol, just seen that clip, and remco always has some random cyclotourist sitting on his wheel in every training video I see. Probably dying a million deaths whilst remco is doing z2 spinning.

I bet that he used to get really annoyed at these random guys following him, but now he surely must see it as a great preparation for racing against Roglic in Paris Nice, Itxulia and le tour.
I loved the story a few years back in Colombia about a “regular” guy on a clunker bike who was able to stay on Uran’s wheel mile after mile of a training ride. Uran’s response? He gave the guy a racing bike from his bike shop :)
 
Lol, just seen that clip, and remco always has some random cyclotourist sitting on his wheel in every training video I see. Probably dying a million deaths whilst remco is doing z2 spinning.

I bet that he used to get really annoyed at these random guys following him, but now he surely must see it as a great preparation for racing against Roglic in Paris Nice, Itxulia and le tour.
Gotta love the constant wheelsucking references and whining. If Remco has a problem with it he can simply turn the pedals harder.....No? Yuk yuk.
 
What's the story behind "Bambi"? I don’t know honestly, why they call him "Bambi".

From his crashes on descents and slowing down whenever the road went downhill in the past.
Early on in his career Remco showed some less than able dexterity on his bike including his bad Crash. He has come miles on those abilities, but as a late arrival to cycling racing there will be doubts on how far he can improve, though we haven't seen any problems for a couple of years.

NOW as to the reference Bambi, it comes from the animated movie where Bambi in on the Ice with the rabbits and he keeps having his hooves slide out from under Bambi in several funny ways. :)
 
From his crashes on descents and slowing down whenever the road went downhill in the past.
False.

EDIT: and searching for the few posts where you have mentioned it before, it's noticeable that you gave a similar answer a few weeks after I corrected you before.

This was the first time I called Evenepoel Bambi. I think I posted an image of Evenepoel on the gravel next to an image of Bambi on ice before that, but I can't find that post.

It's not exactly an unheard of way to unflatteringly describe a rider:
Watching riders on the initial cobbled roll out looking like Bambi venturing onto the ice...
Realistically though I see this as being one that the break will have some leeway but the GC contenders will probably take just because the length of the climb, while nothing on Zoncolan or Gerola Alta, will be sufficient for the big name climbers to pull a lot of them back. Annemiek will manage the race, Ash may or may not try something as a final hail mary, and we will get to see if Eider has learnt any descending skills in the last 14 months, seeing as she was as stereotypically Basque as they come in her breakout at home, going uphill like a gazelle and going downhill like Bambi on ice.
Will the Tourmalet descent be significant for the likes of Nibali and Contador and other accomplished descenders over King Bambi legs?
Finnish commentator said that Zakarin is like Bambi on ice on descent.
 
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False.

EDIT: and searching for the few posts where you have mentioned it before, it's noticeable that you gave a similar answer a few weeks after I corrected you before.

This was the first time I called Evenepoel Bambi. I think I posted an image of Evenepoel on the gravel next to an image of Bambi on ice before that, but I can't find that post.

It's not exactly an unheard way to unflatteringly describe a rider:
Fair enough, that’s just what I had remembered it as. My bad.
 
Hmmm. Read that as a pretty solid burn. Seems to me the only whining is your response.
I've got thicker skin than the fans that spend time repeatedly denigrating another rider and suggesting that a Solid Player like Remco actually would refer to his adversaries in that way. Particularly when they outsprint him. It's a weak and disrespectful characterization just like Bambi.
IMO Remco is well within his right to be irritated about circumstances when riders sit on him but he certainly knows it's their way of accommodating his strength. It's also bike racing and suggesting it's less than sporting is usually a naive response at best. It's a painful way to lose a race, to be sure.
 
High optimism is back. I see him winning Liege-Bastogne-Remco again. A la Fleche victory is very possible also. Itzulia: why not? San Sebastian...I guess he's skipping that one. So it's full speed ahead and great preparation and a successful Tour de France. Could this be the year that Belgium gets it back? He's hungry, he's very hungry. Edge of the seat anticipation for....Go Remco Go!!!
 
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High optimism is back. I see him winning Liege-Bastogne-Remco again. A la Fleche victory is very possible also. Itzulia: why not? San Sebastian...I guess he's skipping that one. So it's full speed ahead and great preparation and a successful Tour de France. Could this be the year that Belgium gets it back? He's hungry, he's very hungry. Edge of the seat anticipation for....Go Remco Go!!!
Things don't work like that, it will be liege-bastogne-Remco when he wins three times the race, until then he just gives his name to Classica de San Remco.

Everybody will be angry for sure.
 
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High optimism is back. I see him winning Liege-Bastogne-Remco again. A la Fleche victory is very possible also. Itzulia: why not? San Sebastian...I guess he's skipping that one. So it's full speed ahead and great preparation and a successful Tour de France. Could this be the year that Belgium gets it back? He's hungry, he's very hungry. Edge of the seat anticipation for....Go Remco Go!!!
Let’s start by winning Algarve should be very feasible, and then hopefully Paris-Nice
 
Already posted in the Roglic thread, but still:

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