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Old 02-21-20, 08:06 AM
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Remco Evenepoel shows some real class

There are more important things than this victory

Been a fan of his for a while, but this cements him as near the top of my list. Huge talent and looks to have a good heart and good head on his shoulders as well.
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Old 02-21-20, 09:28 AM
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It's pretty amazing what he's doing... and yeah, he seems like a nice guy. There's a lot of talk about how this new generation is going to be great, but I'm starting to wonder if anyone will be able to seriously challenge him going forward.
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It's pretty amazing what he's doing... and yeah, he seems like a nice guy. There's a lot of talk about how this new generation is going to be great, but I'm starting to wonder if anyone will be able to seriously challenge him going forward.
I think it depends on the amount of pure climbing in the GTs. If they keep having them be simply a show of a couple of sprint stages and a bunch of mountain top finishes, pure climbers like Bernal or Yates will be hard to beat. But if they move back toward a parcourse that favors and strong all-rounder, Remco will be hard to control. Especially if TTs make a comeback.
Can't wait to see what Remco can do in the Giro this year. And MVDP in the spring classics and world champs. Not to mention Oly MTB. Good times to be a cycling fan.
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Originally Posted by Riv-Lantis View Post
I think it depends on the amount of pure climbing in the GTs. If they keep having them be simply a show of a couple of sprint stages and a bunch of mountain top finishes, pure climbers like Bernal or Yates will be hard to beat. But if they move back toward a parcourse that favors and strong all-rounder, Remco will be hard to control. Especially if TTs make a comeback.
Can't wait to see what Remco can do in the Giro this year. And MVDP in the spring classics and world champs. Not to mention Oly MTB. Good times to be a cycling fan.
IIRC his power to weight ratio is very good. I'm not sure he'll be distanced by the pure climbers, but I agree if he's going to be beaten, that seems to be the way to do it.
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Should be fun watching Remco and Van Der Poel race 👍
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Should be fun watching Remco and Van Der Poel race 👍
Someone with more racing expertise can tell me if I'm wrong, but I feel like Van Der Poel will be more of a classics type rider while Evenepoel will be more of a GT rider. VDP isn't likely to ever be an elite climber. Evenepoel beat him by 3 minutes up the cat 1 climb yesterday while Van Der Poel has shown to be a very good sprinter, particularly at the end of a hard ride. I will be curious to see how Van Der Poel does in the time trial on Sunday. Van Aert showed he was pretty good at those.
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Should be fun watching Remco and Van Der Poel race 👍
apples, oranges. To some people, it's all just fruit.
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Someone with more racing expertise can tell me if I'm wrong, but I feel like Van Der Poel will be more of a classics type rider while Evenepoel will be more of a GT rider. VDP isn't likely to ever be an elite climber. Evenepoel beat him by 3 minutes up the cat 1 climb yesterday while Van Der Poel has shown to be a very good sprinter, particularly at the end of a hard ride. I will be curious to see how Van Der Poel does in the time trial on Sunday. Van Aert showed he was pretty good at those.
I think you just might be correct with your thoughts. We are just fortunate to have such great young talent coming along in the sport.
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Originally Posted by OBoile View Post
Someone with more racing expertise can tell me if I'm wrong, but I feel like Van Der Poel will be more of a classics type rider while Evenepoel will be more of a GT rider. VDP isn't likely to ever be an elite climber. Evenepoel beat him by 3 minutes up the cat 1 climb yesterday while Van Der Poel has shown to be a very good sprinter, particularly at the end of a hard ride. I will be curious to see how Van Der Poel does in the time trial on Sunday. Van Aert showed he was pretty good at those.
Van der Poel next Peter Sagan
Evenepoel next Eddy Merckx
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