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Who would you sign if you had a blank check?

Who would you sign if you had a blank check?

Imagine if you’re Jeff Bezos or Jack Ma, you’re loaded, and you’re a bike geek. And instead of buying yachts or penthouse suites, you instead…

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Imagine if you’re Jeff Bezos or Jack Ma, you’re loaded, and you’re a bike geek.

And instead of buying yachts or penthouse suites, you instead want to spend part of your financial largesse on an elite men’s WorldTour team.

And you’re the lucky person selected to run cycling’s new mega-team.

Price and money are no object — professional cycling could use a few more of these deep-pocketed benefactors right now — so who would you sign if you were the team manager of a team budget with no limit?

What rider, from your imaginary view of the world’s billionaires club, packs more punch, more winning potential, and who better captures the imagination of the wider public?

Who would you pick as your center and face of your imaginary cycling franchise? Since it’s all monopoly money, we dive in:

Also read: Andrew Hood: Remco Evenepoel Evenepoel brought Belgium its first rainbow jersey since Boonen. (Photo: Tim de Waele / Getty Images) AH: If I received a blank check from some tech mogul or crypto-chiseler, I’d put a target on Remco Evenepoel, and give him everything he wants.No rider is as ambitious, focused, or charismatic as the pint-sized Belgium brawler who swings way above his weight.Sure, the likes of Tadej Pogańćar, Mathieu van der Poel, and Wout van Aert all pack more brawn and out-sized palmarès , but it’s Evenepoel who has that something special that sets him apart from the crowd.Just like the stock market, it’s all about buying the future.It’s that rare mix of […]

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