The kid is only 19 years old. Has a massive future ahead of him. They're talking about him as being the next Eddy Merckx, and this time they just might be right.What a freak talent Evenepoel is. This is only his 3rd year in cycling after being a promising soccer player, representing Belgium U15s and U16s.
I assume the reason why he used a blacked out bike was because he used his own parts that he prefers, and not the ones he's been provided with by the team this year?These blokes are machines, 1hr holding 50kmh. Well done to Dennis but there is still clearly a lot stuff going on with Merida. Their TT bike sales will be shot to pieces.
Yes.I assume the reason why he used a blacked out bike was because he used his own parts that he prefers, and not the ones he's been provided with by the team this year?
National Team trumps Trade Team, so he's well within his rights to use equipment not provided by his Trade Team - at least as far as the UCI is concerned. How well that's going to go down with Merida is another matter.The other thing is he rode with a Kask helmet, which in a TT can improve aerodynamics by a fair bit. Bahrain team helmet sponsor is Rudy Project and BMC used Giro. It's certainly odd for a contracted rider to be doing this, and 9 times out of 10 would see the rider looking for a new job. Aus national team has no affiliation with BMC at any level, so its hard to know where he got the bike from.
Anti-climatic race for me. All the big guns there or thereabouts but they just couldn’t get anything going. Thought Trentin had it in the bag but not to be.Geez Trentin s**t the bed but conditions like that are not for sprinters. Heavy legs got to a lot, I have no idea why Sagan was waving to the crowd as he crossed the line. Remco stopping to help PhilGil get back, MVDP running out gas in the last lap, peloton riding through ankle deep water, wasn't the race many hoped for. Let's hope they give more thought to location choice in the future.