Robyn’s Extraordinarily On-line Spherical-up #32: Remco Evenepoel’s alter ego

Robyn’s Extraordinarily On-line Spherical-up #32: Remco Evenepoel’s alter ego

Howdy and welcome again! I’m typing this from our fancy London workplace like an actual skilled; just one that simply by accident despatched an electronic mail with no content material – solely the topic line.

At Bike owner this week, we stated goodbye to the UCI World Championships by proposing three other ways you would resolve how the rainbow bands are one. And talking of the Worlds, we additionally checked out the kind of soccer participant Remco Evenepoel was earlier than the biking world was fortunate to have him.

The brand new Marco Pantani movie The Pure, in the meantime, acquired a 3½ star ranking from Will, whereas simply as we speak the newly up to date Wahoo Elemnt Roam was launched. 

Final however not least, we checked out how bicycle helmets are examined and licensed in our newest purchaser’s information.

Now let’s get into one other version of my Extraordinarily On-line sequence!

New profession path?

Ought to Remco Evenepoel really feel the necessity to seek for a brand new job (unlikely given the curiosity from swarming groups regardless of his contract lasting till the tip of 2026), maybe forging a path within the music world might be on the playing cards.

Evenepoel returned to Brussels final weekend to have a good time his Vuelta a España success, and located himself showered in awards resembling an honorary citizenship of the Dilbeek municipality, whereas his celebrity standing attracted a swelling crowd.

Throughout celebrations, the 22-year-old took over the DJ stand on the balcony of Brussels’ metropolis corridor. All he wants is an effective title, but he’ll need to take care of the #1 DJ on this planet: Paris Hilton.

Embrace the beards

Annemiek van Vleuten and successful. Robert Förstemann and his calves. Simon Geschke and his beard. Some issues are simply intrinsically linked to a bicycle owner, woven into their DNA and perpetually related to their title.

Geschke’s beard has, for a few years, been a comforting sight within the peloton. He’s a secure determine that by no means adjustments with the seasons.

Twitter account CyclingWhatIfs posted a thread of riders with superimposed beards. Starting with Romain Bardet, the listing expands to incorporate Mathieu van der Poel, Tadej Pogačar and Mads Pedersen.

None in fact stay as much as the OG Bearded Icon, who noticed the thread (full with a picture of himself, lol.)

World Animal Day

Ever the supportive teammate, Thomas de Gendt confirmed some like to Arnaud De Lie on World Animal Day and – on the time of writing – ratio’d Lotto Soudal within the course of.

I’m nonetheless ready for Thibaut Pinot to submit some goats.

Mine is called Marianne Vos.

My consumer is harmless, your honour

Extra animals!

Former skilled bicycle owner Phil Gaimon is understood for being outspoken in opposition to doping. On his arm is a Battle Membership-inspired cleaning soap tattoo with the phrase ‘clear’ engraved.

When he’s not speaking about anti-doping, he’s posting about his canine on Twitter. Fortuitously, this week he mixed the 2.

I don’t know what Doping Management Officer could be looking the fridge, however I’d like to be a fly on the wall for that dialog. Canine and doping? Now that’s a Piti. Anyway, much less about Alejandro Valverde.

No context wanted

I’m Jasper Philipsen. Jasper Philipsen is me.

Particular shoutout: Lorena Wiebes

I’ll have to start out paying Dan Lloyd at this level, however in fact, Lorena Wiebes wins once more as a result of it’s a day ending in a -Y.

Her current victory at Binche-Chimay-Binche notches a formidable whole of 23 wins (!!!) for the 2022 season to date. 

To cite Elle Woods: What, prefer it’s onerous?

See you subsequent week!

Major picture credit score: Pool Laurie Dieffembacq through Getty Photos

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