And the award for easiest Monument win of all time goes to Remco Evenepoel. Soudal-QuickStep’s World Champion breezed his way to a second successive Liège-Bastogne-Liège win, barely breathing as the rest of the field battled for second place.
Young Remco was hot off an altitude camp as part of his preparation for the Giro d’Italia, where he will rekindle his budding rivalry with Primož Roglič in the fight for the maglia rosa.
Of course as part of the Wolfpack he was riding Specialized’s S-Works Tarmac SL7 – as was fellow Liège winner Demi Vollering, congrats to Specialized for the sweep – with his frame in world championship livery, to match his white shorts, which were more of a ballsy choice.
Here are some nice close-ups of Evenepoel’s bike courtesy of Soudal-QuickStep, who said they were having a bad Classics season?
He’s certainly making the most of the rainbow, fair play to him.
It helps when the best riders crash out before TV coverage starts, or only ride the cobbled Classics, but Evenepoel would’ve fancied his chances against Tadej Pogačar, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert if they’d have been there in the finale.
Keep your eyes peeled, it’s almost three years since Specialized released the SL7, so it’s about time for an SL8.
Remco Evenepoel’s Specialized Tarmac SL7 spec
FramesetSpecialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
LeversShimano Dura-Ace R9200
BrakesShimano Dura-Ace R9200
Rear derailleurShimano Dura-Ace R9200
Front derailleurShimano Dura-Ace R9200
CranksetShimano Dura-Ace R9200
CassetteShimano Dura-Ace R9200
ChainShimano Dura-Ace R9200
WheelsRoval Rapide CLX II
TyresSpecialized Turbo Cotton
Bar + stemRoval Alpinist SL
SaddleSpecialized Power Pro with Mirror
PedalsShimano Dura-Ace R9100
AccessoriesTacx bottle cages, Supacaz bar tape
Tags: ClassicsRemco EvenepoelSoudal-QuickStepUCI World Championships