Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta 2020, Portugal, February 19 - February 23

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I thought Remco might have gone too deep yesterday, but to win against a fresher ITT world champion shows he can recover and be at his best.

I'm not totally convinced he'll be able to hang with the best climbers in the toughest GT stages but knowing he can take back minutes in an ITT is going to win him a lot of stage races.
 
Dominance is not good for the sport.
On one hand I really agree with this sentiment. On the other hand, I'm not gonna wait until he roflstomps high mountain stages before I call boredom for the next 15 years.

Evenepoel is an elite ITTer, that bit is nothing new. However, the gaps aren't actually as big as you'd might expect and if his presence means others have to attack, it could be good for the races.
 
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Times for the best youngsters:

1.1.41EVENEPOEL RemcoDECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEPSub230:24:07.814
11.2.111BJERG MikkelUAE TEAM EMIRATESSub230:24:59.26901:00:51.455
20.3.167LEKNESSUND AndreasUNO - X NORWEGIAN DEVELOPMENT TEAMSub230:25:06.78701:00:58.973
22.4.44ALMEIDA JoãoDECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEPSub230:25:10.25301:01:02.439
24.5.97VAN WILDER IlanTEAM SUNWEBSub230:25:12.91201:01:05.98
37.6.94EEKHOFF NilsTEAM SUNWEBSub230:25:35.38401:01:27.570
46.7.75VAN MOER BrentLOTTO SOUDALSub230:25:48.38401:01:40.570
48.8.52GENIETS KévinGROUPAMA - FDJSub230:25:49.00201:01:41.188
52.9.166SLEEN TorjusUNO - X NORWEGIAN DEVELOPMENT TEAMSub230:26:04.69801:01:56.884
62.10.7TEJADA CANACUE Harold AlfonsoASTANA PRO TEAMSub230:26:16.43001:02:08.616
 
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Did Dennis have some sort of problem early in the TT, or was he just riding very conservatively at the beginning? After 5.7km, he was 12 seconds behind Kung, and 21 behind Evenepoel, and made up 21 and 12 seconds respectively thereafter.

Lost by Dennis rather than won by Evenepoel?
 
I've just had another look at the profile of stage 20 in the Giro and was wondering if Remco could smash em all in the ITT the next day? If he has given up early in the race on GC to concentrate on stage wins then yes. This Giro should be a learning curve for him, not to be involved in GC just because he can TT like a god. I don't think he could make up enough time against seasoned GT climbers to defend in the high mountains but I look forward to being proved wrong.
 
Did Dennis have some sort of problem early in the TT, or was he just riding very conservatively at the beginning? After 5.7km, he was 12 seconds behind Kung, and 21 behind Evenepoel, and made up 21 and 12 seconds respectively thereafter.

Lost by Dennis rather than won by Evenepoel?
I would think he planned to start rather slow. Definitely won by Evenepoel.
 
Evenepoel is really really strong. He will be fun to watch, especially because he doesn't win the sprints against the best punchers. So will probably animate the races. (LBL for example)
 

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