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Here's the profile for the Time Trial tomorrow:

http://www.steephill.tv/2013/vuelta-a-espana/profiles/profile-11.jpg

Last year's time trial was similar.

http://www.bikeraceinfo.com/images-all/vuelta-images/images12/11-perfil.jpg

Here's last year's results:

1 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:52:36
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:17
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:39
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:08
5 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:09
6 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:15
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:01:16
8 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:01:17
9 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:24
10 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:34
11 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:39
12 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:42
13 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:01:50
14 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:01:57
15 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:02:02
16 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:02:04
17 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:05
18 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:06
19 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:02:16
20 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:20
21 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:21

Tony Martin was 11th?...  39

PS Somebody please tell me how to embed the pictures... I wanted the pictures to show the profile, not the link!  2

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rcorbin [212 posts] 2 years ago
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going with 5 TT specialists plus 4 big gc hitters for tomorrow. Stage hunting for the rest of the vuelta now

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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I believe Martin was not on full form last year, but hoping for better tomorrow

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 2 years ago
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I've picked a rubbish team. Not on purpose though.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Half inclined to leave my team as it is and make no changes. I have seven transfers available and I can't pick anyone who for me is a 'must have' who isn't already in my team.

Obviously there are Cancellara and Martin to consider but Martin didn't do well last year so not sure how high either will end up. Valverde is the only guy I might bring in but then I'd have to drop Rodriguez who actually did ok in the Tour de France mountain TT.

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 2 years ago
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I'll play it safe - I always get TTs wrong, and don't have enough transfers in hand to take risks. 6 guys will score about 70 GC/jersey points between them per day until Sat, and I'll just rotate the other 3.

Had a list of 12 non-GC contenders that could have a good TT - people that pick the right guys will leap up the table but I didn't fancy my chances!

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 2 years ago
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what's chris horner's TTing like?

i mean normally  19

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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I was gonna bring horner in but then decided to go EBH instead with thursday in mind.

I think Horner will finish the TT in 12th and end up 3rd on GC

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

what's chris horner's TTing like?

i mean normally  19

: D

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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northstar wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:

what's chris horner's TTing like?

i mean normally  19

: D

I get it now, I was half asleep earlier d'oh

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Ill be honest that profile doesn't look horrific on that climb ....it's roughly 300m rise over 9000m then effectively downhill or at the worst rolling to the finish .....Martin for the win judging on his 160k+ tt

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 2 years ago
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yeah that climb doesn't look too tough to me. although there looks like a bit of a ramp to get it going.

i've rung the changes, can't see it making any difference really and i'm too far behind now to care

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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4 changes for me will probably make 2 for stage 12 then go back to my climbingteam that gained me a few places with one addition as I think it could pay off , hopefully break top 25 after a poor start in fs league

I'd like to add the vuelta is fast becoming my fav of the three GTs to watch and as I've had such great fun ill be back for more next year in the fs fantasy cycling so thx to all those involved

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 2 years ago
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I haven't picked out my team yet, but with 14 transfers in the bag, I might go TT guys and then back  19

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backflipbedlem [1194 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

I haven't picked out my team yet, but with 14 transfers in the bag, I might go TT guys and then back  19

14! lol, might as well a! Only 2 transfers for me, TT is too unpredictable, in a predictable kind of way! bring on the pyrenees!!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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4 TTers in giving me 3 transfers for tomorrows flat stage  16
Panzerwagon
Spartacus
Pinotti
Kangert

Nibali
Horner
Valverde
Roche
Basso

Would've picked clement too but didn't want to penalty transfer tomorrow!

As long as I get green arrows today I'll be happy, ITT has been my weak point this year.

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 2 years ago
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I've gone with:

Nibali
Majka
Martin
Horner
Roche
Kangert
Valverde
K Vandewalle
Pinotti
A good mix of GC and TTers

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

4 TTers in giving me 3 transfers for tomorrows flat stage  16
Panzerwagon
Spartacus
Pinotti
Kangert

Nibali
Horner
Valverde
Roche
Basso

Would've picked clement too but didn't want to penalty transfer tomorrow!

As long as I get green arrows today I'll be happy, ITT has been my weak point this year.

This was the team I was going to pick, but then decided to go EBH instead of Horner (with tomorrow in mind), it may be a mistake if Horner does well, but it may not, we shall see

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:

4 TTers in giving me 3 transfers for tomorrows flat stage  16
Panzerwagon
Spartacus
Pinotti
Kangert

Nibali
Horner
Valverde
Roche
Basso

Would've picked clement too but didn't want to penalty transfer tomorrow!

As long as I get green arrows today I'll be happy, ITT has been my weak point this year.

This was the team I was going to pick, but then decided to go EBH instead of Horner (with tomorrow in mind), it may be a mistake if Horner does well, but it may not, we shall see

Yeah sure not which sprinters for tomorrow, keeping Sparta anyway but difficult to know which riders will be up for tomorrow-fenn/howard or matthews/meersman?

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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Id say Meersman/Matthews looking at the profile, but not sure myself

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mtm_01 [195 posts] 2 years ago
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I wouldn't bother picking Fenn.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 2 years ago
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My team  41

Alejandro Valverde
Tony Martin
Vicenzo Nibali
Daniel Moreno
Lieuwe Westra
Stef Clement
Marco Pinotti
Andriy Grivko
Ivan Basso

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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I also have this as a five-fold bet

Martin to beat Cancellara
Basso to beat J-Rod
Kangert to beat LL Sanchez
Majka to beat Pozzovivo
Valverde to beat Roche

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 2 years ago
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Westra a minute and a half down at the first checkpoint

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

4 TTers in giving me 3 transfers for tomorrows flat stage  16
Panzerwagon
Spartacus
Pinotti
Kangert

Nibali
Horner
Valverde
Roche
Basso

Would've picked clement too but didn't want to penalty transfer tomorrow!

As long as I get green arrows today I'll be happy, ITT has been my weak point this year.

This is my team except I have J-Rod instead of Valverde. I've also got 5 transfers in the bag for tomorrow  4

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Crap, I forgot about Rasmussen  14

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm half preparing for future stages, but hopefully this team doesn't do too badly.

Martin
Cancellara
Nibali
Valverde
Moreno
Roche
Basso
LL Sanchez
Horner

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Cracking ride from Westra, to turn a 1'30" deficit on Urtasun into a 3 min lead at the end is impressive. Shame he's not in my team though.

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't trust the live timing on the Vuelta site.  39

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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Back in the USUK....

I suppose that now I can give it my full attention I will start going backwards as usual.

went TT today with 5 changes

Barta
Martin
Cancellara
Clement
EBH

stuck with Konig, His Nibs, Kangert and Horner.

next few days are tricky, wish I had 14 transfers.  19 103

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Nice call on Barta, he's currently sitting 2nd, think you may extend your lead on me in the Forum Scorum again today unless Basso/Rodriguez/Roche do something impressive.

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