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Old 08-04-19, 06:27 PM
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The next BIG name in Pro Cycling?

Between these 3...

(1) Remco Evenepoel
(2) Sepp Kuss
(3) Mathieu van der Poel
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Old 08-05-19, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Between these 3...

(1) Remco Evenepoel
(2) Sepp Kuss
(3) Mathieu van der Poel
1 & 3 are possibilities, 2 is only in the list because he's American.
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Old 08-05-19, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
1 & 3 are possibilities, 2 is only in the list because he's American.
Kuss is listed because hes really good and has a lot of potential.

(I only threw in #3 because hes from Belgium )
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Kuss is listed because hes really good and has a lot of potential.

(I only threw in #3 because hes from Belgium )
Kuss is good but as for becoming a 'big name' he hasn't show potential yet. He's 24.

Poel is also 24 but has won Amstel Gold this year and is a very talented rider. Very promising prospect. He's from Belgium but is registered as Dutch.
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Between these 3...

(1) Remco Evenepoel
(2) Sepp Kuss
(3) Mathieu van der Poel
Van der Poel has the most letters and is technically the biggest name.
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Old 08-05-19, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Van der Poel has the most letters and is technically the biggest name.
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Old 08-07-19, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Zviedrs6020 View Post
There's no other answer than: van der Poel
If he stays healthy, I believe Remco will be the most successful of the three.

Speculation, obviously. But, the sure thing is... time will tell.
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Old 08-08-19, 08:30 AM
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Van der Poel if he goes all in for a Grand Tour.
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Brandon has had a couple hard years. Last year crashing - twice, hip, concussion. This year sick. I think that all counts. But I also think ... we shall see.
There is a bigg difference between a few hour power and multi-day GT ability. Like comparing a miler (runner) to a marathon runner. Cycling likes marathon types (I like shorter). As such I don't see our cx guys really making the transition. Brandon is still TBD - but I think my best bet on the new big thing - other than our TdF winner :-)
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Between these 3...

(1) Remco Evenepoel
(2) Sepp Kuss
(3) Mathieu van der Poel
van der Poel is already a big name, but I expect him to be the biggest name in the semi-near future. Didn't he win something like 4 of the 6 road races he entered? And that is without a strong team to support him.

Evenepoel also looks like he could be very, very good. Well, he already is very, very good, but he looks like he could also be among the elite of the next generation.
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Remco is on the charge.
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Egan Bernal.

INEOS team meetings are going to be awkward for a while.
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Wish you would have asked " between these four" with Wout van Aert being the 4th, he's my pick. Maybe not a Froome but more along the lines of Segan.
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I don't know if van der Poel is GC material. Is he too big to be a great climber? If he devotes himself to road racing, he's going to tear up the classics and win some sprints, that's for sure. If he takes the rainbow jersey in Yorkshire and then only does road racing part time, that would be a little strange. Does anybody know when/where he's moving teams? Cause clearly he will be.

He put on a great show today (or yesterday?) in Norway:

Last Km of Stage 1, Arctic Race of Norway (2019/)
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
Brandon has had a couple hard years. Last year crashing - twice, hip, concussion. This year sick. I think that all counts. But I also think ... we shall see.
There is a bigg difference between a few hour power and multi-day GT ability. Like comparing a miler (runner) to a marathon runner. Cycling likes marathon types (I like shorter). As such I don't see our cx guys really making the transition. Brandon is still TBD - but I think my best bet on the new big thing - other than our TdF winner :-)
We'll see how he does now that he's going to ride full time for a UCI world team, but my hopes for him have faded. I wish him well, though.
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Originally Posted by BKE View Post
Wish you would have asked " between these four" with Wout van Aert being the 4th, he's my pick. Maybe not a Froome but more along the lines of Segan.
I didn't include van Aert because I already consider him to be a big name.

I do agree he's in line to replace Sagan when he's done. I believe van der Poel will be in that category also. We'll probably see quite a few battles between the "van" boys.

Remco and Kuss, I think will be more GC type contenders.

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Old 08-30-19, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Egan Bernal.

INEOS team meetings are going to be awkward for a while.
Yup.
When was the last time someone won White & Yellow jerseys?
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Yup.
When was the last time someone won White & Yellow jerseys?
Andy Schleck in 2010.
Contador in 2007.
Ullrich in 1997.
Fignon in 1983.

The jersey was created in 1975. I think quite a few earlier winners would have qualified, Merckx in 1969 for one.
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Pogacar and Bernal.
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Egan Bernal.

INEOS team meetings are going to be awkward for a while.
Bernard Hinault says this guy could wind up being better than him; I'm putting my money on the Badger.
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Egan Bernal.

INEOS team meetings are going to be awkward for a while.
And they just added Carapaz...awkward.
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If he wants it

Van Der Poel
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Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
Kuss is good but as for becoming a 'big name' he hasn't show potential yet. He's 24.

Poel is also 24 but has won Amstel Gold this year and is a very talented rider. Very promising prospect. He's from Belgium but is registered as Dutch.
See any potential in stage 15?
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