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

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McNulty is consistently very good in medium mountains. I'm not sure why we blindly assume he just collapses.

Evenepoel wasn't putting big time into him for fun.
Yeah, but he has a target on his back since he is in the lead and his team is not riding very convincingly here. He will have to be very good tomorrow.

He lost a similar stage in Basque Country, while being in the lead.

Dropped today and had to dig deep.

It seems more sensible to back Jorgenson or someone else for the overall win, than McNulty being able to hold on for me.
 
Time to face facts, remco is never going to podium another GT if he stays with SOQ, they don't have the budget to attract the best climbers and even if they did, the best climbers would rather sign else where. Typical sunk-cost fallacy!
Van Wilder was good today, but AWOL yesterday. Today Cattaneo went MIA. There is still Landa, so let's see. You don't need a super strong team to podium a GT. I think there are other problems he will face at SQS.
 
Time to face facts, remco is never going to podium another GT if he stays with SOQ, they don't have the budget to attract the best climbers and even if they did, the best climbers would rather sign else where. Typical sunk-cost fallacy!
Simply put you can't, or it's highly unlikely, in today's cycling win the Tour on a second-tier budget team. It's disagreeable, but this is the blunt reality.
 
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But BORA wasn’t trying that tactic of having the team at front to wear down the bunch, so that’s not a comparison that’s relevant. As for the Tour, Roglic having Hindley (who looked great today in T-A) is a bigger help to Roglic than Landa will be for Remco.
Rogla has the exactly same situation as Remco. Neither team can pace hard enough to drop or hurt UAE and VLAB key domestiques.
 
Maybe time to switch trainer? Pelgrim's fine tuning is just not cutting it.
This has been my concern for some years now. Lodewyck sitting in the car, and Pelgrim seemingly not being able to get the most out of him. I also wonder why everybody is going on altitude camps (most of his competitors in PN seem to have been) but he will only go after Liège according to what i've heard.
 
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This has been my concern for some years now. Lodewyck sitting in the car, and Pelgrim seemingly not being able to get the most out of him. I also wonder why everybody is going on altitude camps (most of his competitors in PN seem to have been) but he will only go after Liège according to what i've heard.
Yup, boyo needs to change training.

I might add, with some of the clinical precision of his competitors ;)
 
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This has been my concern for some years now. Lodewyck sitting in the car, and Pelgrim seemingly not being able to get the most out of him. I also wonder why everybody is going on altitude camps (most of his competitors in PN seem to have been) but he will only go after Liège according to what i've heard.
He decided this himself because it’s better for his mental state to be home more often. But without altitude I don’t see him beating Pogacar at Liege