Time Trial

by letsgoup   May 22, 2011  

Don't all be shy... Who are the best TT'S left in the race then? Everyone is going to ask at some point so I might aswell be first. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!(plan that is). Confused

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2010 Giro Mountain ITT (stage 16)
Stage 16 Result Rider Team Time
1 Stefano Garzelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone 41' 28"
2 Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 42"
3 John Gadret (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 54"
4 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas-Doimo + 1' 01"
5 Michele Scarponi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli + 1' 07"
6 Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas-Doimo + 1' 10"
7 Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 1' 36"
8 Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 1' 37"
9 Dario Cataldo (ITA) Quick Step + 1' 41"
10 Evgeni Petrov (RUS) Team Katusha + 1' 46"

2008 Giro Mountain ITT (stage 12)
Stage 16 Result Rider Team Time
1 Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas 40' 26"
2 Emanuele Sella (ITA) CSF Group-Navigare + 6"
3 Gilberto Simoni (ITA) Diquigiovanni-Androni + 17"
4 Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana + 22"
5 Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval-Scott + 30"
6 José Rujano (VEN) Caisse d'Epargne + 49"
7 Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) Lampre +1'04"
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) CSF Group-Navigare +1'43"
9 Danilo Di Luca (ITA) LPR Brakes-Ballan +1'45"
10 Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank +1'49

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
22nd May 2011 - 22:29

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Thanks for the good info.
Sella could be a good buy. . . .ironic eh!

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1220 posts]
22nd May 2011 - 22:38

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Well as above, you have in those 2 lists most of the top riders in this years Giro, but before making transfers i'm waiting till tomorrow night

I have a feeling one or two have killed themselves over the last couple of days and even a rest day wont help, could be seeing a couple decent riders leave to get ready for the TDF now they have no chance of winning the Giro

With only the top 11 being within 10 minutes of the lead, i can see some outwith that thinking, no thank you, the only flat stage is the final one and the rest still have serious climbs

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
22nd May 2011 - 22:48

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Useful information. I was thinking of droping top climbers and replacing with people like Weening, Meyer and Hoogerland. Think I'll stick with my climbers now. Thinking

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
23rd May 2011 - 3:15

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Quote from Garzelli on the Gazzetta Giro website after Sunday's Queen stage:

"It was quite an undertaking! The only one to arrive in front of me was a young racer who is a great climber. I had this stage on my mind along with the Nevegal (on Tuesday, editor's note). Try it again? I don't think I have any energy left after today..."

So, does that means he wouldn't want to try Sunday's stage again, or that he's too pooped to give it a go in the Mountain ITT?

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
23rd May 2011 - 13:57

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letsgoup wrote:
Useful information. I was thinking of droping top climbers and replacing with people like Weening, Meyer and Hoogerland. Think I'll stick with my climbers now. Thinking

Just noticed someone no1 is mentioning, David Millar is still in the race, Just switched him for Le Mevel and with having Wilson in, i can see a extra few points that way Smile

Not to mention Marco Pinotti and Richie Porte's time trial abilities, So Contador could be in for an extra 5 points in Porte storms or the other way round

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
24th May 2011 - 0:08

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I'm not sure how "vanilla" time trial specialists such as Millar, Pinotti etc will deal with the particular demands of a mountain TT. The last two Giro mountain TTs (see my earlier post up-thread) weren't exactly bulging with straight TT'ers, more climbers and GC contenders, which suggests to me that it's the ability to climb, rather that time trial, that will come in more useful here.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
24th May 2011 - 10:24

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Yeh this time trial is for the ones that can climb. But all rounders pinotti came in 25th, and porte 17th last year, ive gone for arroyo (16th last year). However neither seem on form, especially porte. Miller didnt race however if you were to say he is a similar time trialist to wiggins, he came 67th.

All in all contador should have this in the bag, and time trial and climb, and has the legs on everyone

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3862 posts]
24th May 2011 - 11:04

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Agree with all of TERatcliffe26 analysis, Contador will have the win! He is making it look sooo easy at the moment Surprise . I was looking at Miller Thinking , but he is not much of a climber, I think he will struggle in this TT.

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posted by Argy [147 posts]
24th May 2011 - 13:40

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Pinotti came in 5th, so did well in a climber's paradise.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
24th May 2011 - 16:28

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Timbo13 wrote:
Pinotti came in 5th, so did well in a climber's paradise.

Pinotti was 5th at 1st check point, finished in 8th, i'm gutted i didn't put him in now, went for the outside bets, Millar (24th) and Porte (95th)

But on a bonus, i kept Rujano and Sivtsov

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
24th May 2011 - 16:33

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Yeah, my bad. I had Bertie, Scarponi, Rujano, Pinotti and Kruijskwick (sp?) for the stage, with Nieve bringing in some GC and Verde points and Wilson for the Lanterne Rouge.
Only Cataldo let me down today.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
24th May 2011 - 16:49

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Well i switched out a couple i knew i could switch again after today, so wasn't a huge risk, Cataldo let me down aswell

Contador Scarponi Millar Porte Cataldo Rujano Sivtsov Wilson

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posted by Gkam84 [8798 posts]
24th May 2011 - 16:56

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