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Old 01-16-13, 23:19
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Who do you think will win the time trial?
Tuft, Castroviejo, Malori or perhaps Chavanel.
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Good question. Id guess some of the better time trialists wont have it form wise and an ok tter who comes in with form like Nibali maybe, could take it.
maybe, yes, but with Peraud, van Garderen, Kwiatkowski, Malori, Castroviejo, Tuft, Chavanel and so on there are plenty of guys which are capable of beating Nibali in a ~20km timetrial, you would expect at least one of them to have the form to do so.
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maybe, yes, but with Peraud, van Garderen, Kwiatkowski, Malori, Castroviejo, Tuft, Chavanel and so on there are plenty of guys which are capable of beating Nibali in a ~20km timetrial, you would expect at least one of them to have the form to do so.
Chav is as good as any of them and he lost to Nibali last year.
cant see the others bringing it. 17k suits TUFT well, but he sucks without Augusterone.
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Old 01-17-13, 03:51
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Why mention nibali and not Contador?

Granted I don't think Contador willl win it but Contador is a way better TT'er than Nibali, and i doubt his form will be so much better than Contador's.
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Why mention nibali and not Contador?

Granted I don't think Contador willl win it but Contador is a way better TT'er than Nibali, and i doubt his form will be so much better than Contador's.
It is funny because I think on top form Alberto beats all of them and no one even mentions him
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Why mention nibali and not Contador?

Granted I don't think Contador willl win it but Contador is a way better TT'er than Nibali, and i doubt his form will be so much better than Contador's.
Last year Nibali did beat Contador in that San Luis TT.
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Last year Nibali did beat Contador in that San Luis TT.
In the tour 2011 Rolland also dropped Contador, but that doesn't change the fact that in 99% of the times he'll be destroyed
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Chav is as good as any of them and he lost to Nibali last year.
...and did beat him in every other timetrial in 2012.
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...and did beat him in every other timetrial in 2012.

January has different rules to the rest of the season. Of course chav is a much better tter but the point i was making is that its more about.form and nibali does like to bring the form, even in January.


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It is funny because I think on top form Alberto beats all of them and no one even mentions him
That's because no.one expects contador to be "top form" since he clearly said he doesn't intend to be. But he has a good chance at winning the tt nonetheless, if that gives you comfort.
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In the tour 2011 Rolland also dropped Contador, but that doesn't change the fact that in 99% of the times he'll be destroyed
If you.reset the circumstances back to what they were on alpe d hiez then rolland probably could drop contador again.

Well with this tt we are resetting the circumstances. So.nibali.might beat The Great One like he did last year.
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