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Old 10-25-12, 11:39
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It's a beautiful discipline. It's the hardest discipline in the sport and it's - unfortunately - often a bit too decisive which is why it should be used in moderation.
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This is not a team sport, so get rid of them.
Now that's a wrong statement in many ways.
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A really technical TTT, preferably ending with a climb!
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IT's a team sport
IT's the most beautiful discipline of the sport.
However, thse gimmick 25km TTT are simply pathetic.
No one needs that.
So either make a real 60km TTT or just leave it.
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IT's a team sport
IT's the most beautiful discipline of the sport.
However, thse gimmick 25km TTT are simply pathetic.
No one needs that.
So either make a real 60km TTT or just leave it.
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I like TTTs.


....As one day events.

In GTs and other stage races no thanks
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A TTT has a place in GTs and it should be used more often. Its distance should be proportional to the GT parcours, so it's not to be too decisive for the overall.

It allows the whole team to contribute to their GC leader.

It allows for opportunities for some, however it could doom others. Same thing as an ITT or a MTF would do. Another variable of many variables that would enrich GTs.
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I don't like them at all. I wish they would disappear.
same here

all right, that is too harsh. just keep 'em short. + i don like one as the 1st stage of a GT

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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
And what happens when the best climbers are the ones who gain time - often the case as they have the best teams.

You clearly haven't thought this through
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It allows for opportunities for some, however it could doom others. Same thing as an ITT or a MTF would do. Another variable of many variables that would enrich GTs.
That doesn't make any sense.
An mtf if my team is **** and im about to be "doomed" i dig deep and limit my losses.

In a ttt it doesn't matter what i do because i get measured on the time of the 4th weakest rider of my team.
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