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Is Pordoi gonna be the first Mountain >2000m raced on European soil for 2012?
I think so...
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Giro del Trentino (17-20 April): Bono, Cunego, Lloyd, Malori, Marzano, Niemiec, Possoni and Scarponi.

A strong team with Cunego & Scarponi... No Fleche Wallonne for them
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Giro del Trentino (17-20 April): Bono, Cunego, Lloyd, Malori, Marzano, Niemiec, Possoni and Scarponi.

A strong team with Cunego & Scarponi... No Fleche Wallonne for them
Another clear hint they're both heading to the Giro
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Short TTT in short stage races really make no sense
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Is Pordoi gonna be the first Mountain >2000m raced on European soil for 2012?
It's basically a false flat from that side, though
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Short TTT in short stage races really make no sense
Why do you say that: Is it because of the extra work that the teams have to put in, with bikes, mechanics etc?
Otherwise, 15kms against the clock seems more than adequate in a 4 stage race............except perhaps one with these parcours.

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It's basically a false flat from that side, though
While the Pordoi is one of the more gradient friendly Dolomite climbs, I'd hardly call it a false flat.
Stands to reason, if they intend going over 2000m in April, they select a more accessible road.
Good for the bigger engines, more like.
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Looking at the profile for the Pordoi stage again, it essentially looks like a 177km false flat.

I'm pleased to see Pordoi included. Not as difficult as some of the more recently used/discovered Dolomite climbs, but legendary and essential to Italian cycling nonetheless.
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Why do you say that: Is it because of the extra work that the teams have to put in, with bikes, mechanics etc?
Otherwise, 15kms against the clock seems more than adequate in a 4 stage race............except perhaps one with these parcours.



While the Pordoi is one of the more gradient friendly Dolomite climbs, I'd hardly call it a false flat.
Stands to reason, if they intend going over 2000m in April, they select a more accessible road.
Good for the bigger engines, more like.

Exactly i mean bringing all those TTT bikes equipment ect siply seems like a lot of work and organization. Especially in such a climbers race this really seems like a waste. If they have a TTT they should do it on normal road bikes. At least this would make things easier.

Well it's below 6% average . So compared to that othe rmountain there it's a false flat.
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Exactly i mean bringing all those TTT bikes equipment ect siply seems like a lot of work and organization. Especially in such a climbers race this really seems like a waste. If they have a TTT they should do it on normal road bikes. At least this would make things easier.
You do realise that TTT bikes are just TT bikes. One for every rider. So the work is just the same as if there was a individual time trial.

Funny I never though I see you argue to remove TT's from races altogether
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Maybe organizers intentionally put TTT to course as a chance for riders to test it towards upcoming Giro d'Italia TTT.
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