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Old 02-22-13, 18:37
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So.. Nibali does now what most other serious contenders already did years before him? (testing TT position on track or in tunnels)..?

Bit late with that
Does it say that this is the first time he does so? That cyclist tries new tt positions is interesting in itself, doe not mean that they never tried have t before
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Old 02-22-13, 18:47
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Does it say that this is the first time he does so? That cyclist tries new tt positions is interesting in itself, doe not mean that they never tried have t before
True, Contador does it pretty much every year again. Same with VDB2.
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Old 02-22-13, 18:51
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So.. Nibali does now what most other serious contenders already did years before him? (testing TT position on track or in tunnels)..?

Bit late with that
wait. Are you telling the sky fans that other teams use wind tunnels too ?
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Old 02-22-13, 19:03
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So.. Nibali does now what most other serious contenders already did years before him? (testing TT position on track or in tunnels)..?

Bit late with that
indeed very very late, at 28 he is about one year away from retirement so why even bother

by looking at the pictures and comparing them to the tour ones his position does look different, the elbows are further inside and his body is more ahead on the bike which makes his back flatter.

let's hope he improves enough to stay within a minute and a half of wiggins at the giro
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Old 02-22-13, 19:10
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indeed very very late, at 28 he is about one year away from retirement so why even bother

by looking at the pictures and comparing them to the tour ones his position does look different, the elbows are further inside and his body is more ahead on the bike which makes his back flatter.

let's hope he improves enough to stay within a minute and a half of wiggins at the giro
Wait, is this really his first time?

That would be pretty bad especially knowing what last year's tour route was.

He should have started it at least in 2010. I hope he did that.
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Old 02-22-13, 19:25
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Except for Jrod and Andy you mean?
You really don't think Purito worked on his TT at all for 2012?
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You really don't think Purito worked on his TT at all for 2012?
Of course he did; dilgently at age 32...wow it is indeed never to late to work on your weaknesses!
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Wait, is this really his first time?

That would be pretty bad especially knowing what last year's tour route was.

He should have started it at least in 2010. I hope he did that.
no, he had already worked on this during last years off-season, there is plenty speculation on weather he had improved or not his itt with his new position.

according to an interview with the specialized guys a few months ago, they said that cannondale's team had done a bad job with his position because while they made him more aero, his new position wasn't using nibali strongest muscle groups so it didn't give him any improvement in performance. of course since it came for the specialized guys i would take it a grain of salt as its probably just a PR stunt.

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no, he had already worked on this during last years off-season, there is plenty speculation on weather he had improved or not his itt with his new position.

according to an interview with the specialized guys a few months ago, they said that cannondale's team had done a bad job with his position because while they made him more aero, his new position wasn't using nibali strongest muscle groups so it didn't give him any improvement in performance. of course since it came for the specialized guys i would take it a grain of salt as its probably just a PR stunt.
well, we shall see in the Giro. If indeed he does improves, then it's not merely a PR stunt.
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Old 02-23-13, 08:28
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wait. Are you telling the sky fans that other teams use wind tunnels too ?
Pretending all teams are equally professional is about as stupid as saying everything Sky do is revolutionary.
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