How many times have you heard an up and coming rider is the next Eddy Merckx? Me, I’ve lost count. Here’s a Top 10 list I compiled 2 years ago in a post where I argued why Remco Evenepoel is not the next Eddy Merckx:
People love to compare great athletes from different eras. What if Bernard Hinault raced against Eddy Merckx? How would that go? Or how would Wayne Gretzky and Valeri Kharlamov go against each other if both played in the NHL?
As historians say, here we go again. Remco Evenepoel asked the media 2 years ago to stop calling him the next Eddy Merckx. Or is it the next next Eddy Merckx?