WORLDS ITT

by silas chime   September 18, 2012  

The most open ITT I can remember with no Wiggins,Cancellara,Froome,Evans etc.

Martin's form not the best and the course is not really the best for him but class is permanent or can Contador recover after his Vuelta exploits?I doubt anyone will have both with the quality DS' involved.

At least 2 and probably 3 of Chavanel,Kessiakoff,Pinotti and Tejay will most likely be in all teams and that may well be where the scoring splits occur.

Velits may be worth a go? Are we getting 5pt team-mate bonuses for trade teams?

Then the plethora of high priced DS' all with good claims to place highly.

Phinney is always a threat

Larsson may find it too lumpy

Westra will like the terrain and have home advantage

Meyer may be t-o-o-o expensive

Grabsch can destroy anyone on his day

Gretsch rounds out a good German team

Tuft took the ENECO ITT

Castroviejo is in ahead of some other decent Spanish TT'ers so must be in form

Plus a couple of real secret weapons with the right research.

Anyone looking at anyone outside of those mentioned?

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1 Martin
2 Phinney
3 Kiryenka
4 TJVG
5 Kessiakof
6 Gruzdev
7 Barta
8 Dowsett
9 Conrador
10 Malori
11 Grivko
12 Tuft
13 Kangert
14 Zoidl
15 Chavanel
16 Meyer
17 Koren
18 Roy
19 Larsson
20 De Gendt

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:26

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ray silvester wrote:
I'll Name and Shame

Martin
Kessiakoff
VanGarderen
Chavanel
Castroviejo(last minute swap for Kelderman)
Westra
Tuft
Durbridge
Phinney

Looking forward to this!!

1/2/4/5 +minor placings for Tuft and Chavanel

Not bad at all

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:27

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Last man :- Lengyel
2 DNF, Pinotti and Borgersen

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:28

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Top 20

Martin
Phinney
Kiryienka
Van Garderen
Kessiakoff
Gruzdev
Barta
Dowsett
Contador
Malori
Grivko
Tuft
Kangert
Zoidl
Chavanel
Meyer
Koren
Roy
Larsson
De Gendt

21+
Durbridge
Castroviejo
Sergent
Vandewalle
Kelderman
Bodnar
Gretsch
Tamouridis
Fisanov
Jurco
Bewley
Oyarsun

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:28

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What happened to Westra?! Thought he had a live chance of a podium.

posted by veseunr [282 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:28

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Roll on Sunday...

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:29

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1,2,4,5 and 15 for me. I also had 21, 22, 23 Sick

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:29

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Puncture or bear attack then! Liar

posted by veseunr [282 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:32

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Westra was 38th, Velits was 34th.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:32

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So my first team 2,4,5,9,12 +5 for winning country, also had 21,21,DNF and somewhere else

My reserve team was reserve for a reason then 3,19,23,25,27 and NONE of the stars to be seen Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:34

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posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 14:36

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Has somebody got Luke Durbridge and Alex Dowsett mixed up? I seem to have 14 points I don't think I should have.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 15:59

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Seems that the above comment is right. Durbridge seems to have all Dowsetts points Sad

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posted by Huffy [16 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:07

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Gkam84 wrote:
I think so, Durbridge should have nothing Thinking

Also, Bert Grabsch not got the +5 for the winner??


Fuglsang's got his points - must have passed him Big Grin

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:16

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I think so, Durbridge should have nothing Thinking

Also, Patrick Gretsch got a bonus for Martin winning, but Bert Grabsch not got the +5 for the winner??

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:17

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I think there are a few mistakes.

How can 3 riders have 5 points but two are not German??

Gretsch gets for the winner, Meyer gets for being 16th home. But Fugly should have 0

Jakob Fuglsang RadioShack-Nissan 5
Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEDGE 5
Patrick Gretsch Argos - Shimano 5

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:20

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Oh dear, my expensive ds' did nowt Crying

Back to the drawing board, need a bloody marvellous road race to get anywhere near top fifty for comp.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:23

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I think a big shout out should go to Riccardo Zoidl, just because I like the team he comes from.

RC ARBÖ Gourmetfein catfish Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:24

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Gkam84 wrote:
I think there are a few mistakes.

How can 3 riders have 5 points but two are not German??

Gretsch gets for the winner, Meyer gets for being 16th home. But Fugly should have 0

Jakob Fuglsang RadioShack-Nissan 5
Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEDGE 5
Patrick Gretsch Argos - Shimano 5


All fixed now - 14 points down Sad Leagues still need updating

posted by simon F [994 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:33

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yeah dream team still has Durbridge in with 14!! Nerd

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:37

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Not convinced about Martin. seeing how he's supposed to be having an operation closed season Wink

How stupid do i feel!! Rolling On The Floor Loser

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:39

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My problem was thinking Martin wouldn't win, I thought he'd be 3rd home today, So I chose to leave him out in favour of having a couple of lower value stars and higher value DS's.

It nearly worked if Marco Pinotti had not gone down. Thats where my team failed. He was on for a top 3 Sick

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:49

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Martin has been shite all year so never thought he would get anywhere near top 3 never mind win.

Not that i believe he has been on something but if he is going in for an op everyone else must have been really poor Thinking

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
19th September 2012 - 16:54

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Gkam84 wrote:
My problem was thinking Martin wouldn't win, I thought he'd be 3rd home today, So I chose to leave him out in favour of having a couple of lower value stars and higher value DS's.

It nearly worked if Marco Pinotti had not gone down. Thats where my team failed. He was on for a top 3 Sick

Kept Martin after nearly taking him out for Contador but decided this would be the one he'd be aiming at. Had Pinotti as well (looks like collar bone but let's hope not, nasty crash) but still got 1,2,4,5 + 12 and 5 points for Grabsch (had him in for a place but 5 still useful). Think I was one of the highest of the teams with Pinotti on 149. Lucky some of the other stars around that price didn't do so great; Velits, Chavanal, de Gendt all scoring low. Changed Velits for Kessiakoff fortunately.

Roll on road race. That's going to be very difficult to predict, could be another Amstel Gold with very low scores.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
19th September 2012 - 17:06

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stumps wrote:
Martin has been shite all year so never thought he would get anywhere near top 3 never mind win.

Not that i believe he has been on something but if he is going in for an op everyone else must have been really poor Thinking

Did you watch the Olympics?

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
19th September 2012 - 17:10

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Yep i did and he was blown away by Wiggo and nearly Froome as well despite them having buried themselves in completing the TdF and the Olympics road race.

There was no Cancellara either. I stick by my opinion he has been poor all season, but well done to him, you can only beat whats in front of you.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
19th September 2012 - 17:22

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I agree he's had a poor year, but he was always going to finish in the top 3 today (especially with no Wiggins/Canc/Froome).

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
19th September 2012 - 17:36

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Poor all season??

He won the Tour of Belgium, 2nd ahead of Wiggo at Algarve and 5th behind some big names at the Tour of the Basque Country.

Not bad going, considering in the TdF he broke his wrist and still kept going for 9 stages before retiring to let it heal a bit before the Olympics. Where it was just a factor in his riding as he could not grip well. So I think he's done not bad.

Contador was shocking today though. I take it his meat products have stopped arriving in special packages Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 17:47

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Marco Pinotti ‏@marcopinotti
Broken collarbone confirmed and operation required. Off to Herentals, Belgium tomorrow. Lots of time to think from now on.

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
19th September 2012 - 21:41

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veseunr wrote:
What happened to Westra?! Thought he had a live chance of a podium.

He thought so too! Apparently, he cannot TT in the rain or in wet conditions. He chickened out in the corners and couldn't find his mojo on the straights. So much for his nickname "the Animal"...

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posted by Debarrio [78 posts]
20th September 2012 - 9:25

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