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Old 07-31-20, 10:33 AM
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It's official, he can also climb. Pretty solid performance, left the likes of Carapaz, Yates, Landa in the dust (Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 3).
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Old 08-01-20, 10:56 AM
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It's official, he can also climb. Pretty solid performance, left the likes of Carapaz, Yates, Landa in the dust (Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 3).
Remco wins Vuelta a Burgos!

The kid is the real McCoy!
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Old 08-01-20, 05:52 PM
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strong statement. When he rides the tour and has the yellow, polka dot, and green jersey's for the entire tour, THEN he will be the next Eddy Merckx!
He will not be allowed the same help.
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Old 08-08-20, 03:46 PM
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He is truly amazing. Times are different, but wow!
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Another GC win on his resumé with the Tour of Poland. Just absolutely obliterating the field with a well planned attack on stage 4 to take a commanding lead.

I think everyone put their money on the wrong Poel. It should have been on Evene instead of van der.
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Old 08-09-20, 06:21 PM
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Looking at ProCyclingStats . this was his 1st WT race and attacked and held from 50K?! Then his other 3 Po.2 races he won. I know cyclists are measured on what they win, not what they DNF or don't do so well on but I have not see a start to the season line this by anyone.

The real real hard call is what to do for that race that starts Aug 29. I don't know when the roster closes.
5 day stage races and 20+ Grand Tours are different, but we have not seen anything yet to say his results will be different. I'd love to see it.

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yah...stage 4 in the top was impressive. you don't see many attacks from that far out stick.
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Old 08-10-20, 03:24 AM
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Looking at ProCyclingStats . this was his 1st WT race and attacked and held from 50K?! Then his other 3 Po.2 races he won. I know cyclists are measured on what they win, not what they DNF or don't do so well on but I have not see a start to the season line this by anyone.

The real real hard call is what to do for that race that starts Aug 29. I don't know when the roster closes.
5 day stage races and 20+ Grand Tours are different, but we have not seen anything yet to say his results will be different. I'd love to see it.
He will start the Giro and most likely how it looks right now Deceunic will go for GC with him. He is not planned for the tour and at 2.5 weeks out it seems an odd call to put him in that so shortly with serious GC aspirations.

One must also remember this year is so condensed it provides opportunities for others to win Giro / Vuelta because of the overlap and all.
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He will start the Giro and most likely how it looks right now Deceunic will go for GC with him. He is not planned for the tour and at 2.5 weeks out it seems an odd call to put him in that so shortly with serious GC aspirations.

One must also remember this year is so condensed it provides opportunities for others to win Giro / Vuelta because of the overlap and all.
Being odd is because his results are odd. Wisdom says don't attack with 50K to go. We have no data on him not winning. Even a year ago is too long to look at for his age. Using normal logic and planning with him does not work. I expect they will stick with the plan. Is Alaphilipe Quick Step's GC guy for the (shorter) TdF?
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