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Old 10-25-12, 05:26
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I've had just about enough of them.
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Old 10-25-12, 05:44
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I love watching Team Time Trials, wished there were more of this event. Having them mix the GC standings up a little is a small price to pay. Glad to see it's back in the TdF, pity it couldn't be longer...
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I personally love TTTs! But of course, I love everything about cycling, or at least road-cycling...

As for them favoring riders with strong teams instead of individually strong riders, well; I find that one of the beauties of cycling, that it's at the same time a team sport and an individual sport. Besides; if we're talking TTTs in GTs, where they're usually in the first week, then I just gonna say that quite a lot can happen from the TTT is ridden, 'till the riders reach the final destination, whether it be Milan, Paris or Madrid. Or somewhere else...
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This is not a team sport, so get rid of them.
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This is not a team sport, so get rid of them.
Then how come the riders ride on teams?
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I love the TTT's but in a grand tour they should be used as a prologue, not as a TT that has an impact on the GC. But they are great in a prologue, it's a beautiful way to show every team and the riders you will watch for the next 3 weeks.
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What does everyone think of the TTT in a Grand Tour?

Whilst it's a good spectacle, I don't like it. It gives even more advantage to those riders with strong teams, rather than the strongest rider in my eyes.


Any thoughts?
IMO, GTs need TTT, and a bit longer than nowdays, something over 40 km
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Old 10-25-12, 10:20
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IMO, GTs need TTT, and a bit longer than nowdays, something over 40 km
I like short TTT's for the spectacle but anything over 20k and they have too much bearing on the overall.
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Old 10-25-12, 10:47
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I like short TTT's for the spectacle but anything over 20k and they have too much bearing on the overall.
and its bad? confuse the overall? i think is good
force the climbers to attack, not just in the last 3-4 km in the mountains

with TTT, plus one mountain finish or less ITT km's
can have long TTT, just keep the route balanced, for the racers

edit: 2013 TDF route, is a good example, because the TTT, the ITT is not so long as usual, less than 40km!!
2013 TDF route is balanced, than 2012 was

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Old 10-25-12, 11:33
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I don't like short gimmick TTTs like those RCS and Unipublic love so much, they feel like a waste of a race day. If they are going to throw a TTT in a GT route, it should be long enough to impact the race (>45km) otherwise I don't see the point.

And not every year, of course. One each 3/4 editions seems about right to me.
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