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View Poll Results: best time trialist of 2013
Martin 56 47.46%
Wiggins 16 13.56%
Cancellara 27 22.88%
Phinney 13 11.02%
Froome 2 1.69%
other 4 3.39%
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Old 12-15-12, 08:55
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None of all these have the class of a Cancellara. No one can take a corner as fast as he can.
Martin and Wiggins can ride straight very hard, but that's it. If all on top form (which I hope will be the case), Canc crushes them all.
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None of all these have the class of a Cancellara. No one can take a corner as fast as he can.
Martin and Wiggins can ride straight very hard, but that's it. If all on top form (which I hope will be the case), Canc crushes them all.
Martin bested Cancellara's avg speed record (for WC TT's) in Copenhagen '11 which was beaten by Wiggins in the London Olympic TT I believe. Looks like Cancellara will have to go even faster moving forward.
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The olympics were an anomaly, both cancellara and Martin had bad luck years, and how do you explain froome's medal? Is Frome a better tt.rider than phiney?
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The olympics were an anomaly, both cancellara and Martin had bad luck years, and how do you explain froome's medal? Is Frome a better tt.rider than phiney?
Froome was a better TT'er in London than Phinney. Don't know if that will continue. If Cancellara was 100% he would have been beaten by Wiggins in London imo. I think Wiggins will take a step back in 2013 TT wise. Time will tell.
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Kelderman to show another glimmer of TT prowess as well, possibly in the Giro.

and Martin for overall best TTer of next year. Cancellara to focus even more on the monuments.
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Phinney's progress from begining of the season to the end indicates that next season he could become a real, real force.

Considering how he so narrowly lost out to a Martin who was obviously in superb form (as shown by his subsequent Beijing performance etc) and as we know that he is bound to improve.. it is not too hard to see him encroaching and even overtaking Martin. The question is just, when?
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I thought Martin looked to be struggling. He did not go well in the Vuelta ITT (even though it was very hilly) too so maybe he was not great in the ITT area but was in the climbing department.
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remember that martin had been out with a hand injury and he had problems with tires during the whole year. it was just a bad luck year for martin.
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I thought Martin looked to be struggling. He did not go well in the Vuelta ITT (even though it was very hilly) too so maybe he was not great in the ITT area but was in the climbing department.
He dominated the Chrono des Nations as far I recall with a totally dominant performance so I would say that his TT was pretty good at the time..
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