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Old 02-17-13, 15:30
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Just a pointless parcours when the race leader can finish 14th on the final day tt and completely drop out of the top 10
Indeed, just ridiculous
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will anybody be able to beat Martin this year (longish TT)?
this will probably be the longest tt Martin will ride this year, with the exception of the world championships.
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Old 02-17-13, 15:38
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Dominant TT from Tony Martin
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Old 02-17-13, 15:44
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It doesn't seem to be a TT where too many riders bothered, given the huge gaps in the top-10 already. Uran is 10th, a minute down on no. 8...
I think Ryo means it is a good TT by Uran's standards. Which it is.
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Old 02-17-13, 15:56
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Why are there hardly any TTers that can climb on such montains like today?
Really, there are like 50 really good climbers in the sport.
But there are almost no Tters who can climb a little bit these days.
Froome, Wiggins, Contador, Evans, van Garderen(not top yet, butalmost).

Better and more complete riders than Tony, who is just a TT beast that on good days survives easy hill stages.
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Old 02-17-13, 16:01
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this will probably be the longest tt Martin will ride this year, with the exception of the world championships.
could be, but the two TT's in the Tour are close.
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Old 02-17-13, 16:40
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could be, but the two TT's in the Tour are close.
close...but no cigar.

What I wanted to say is that it's odd that a 2nd tier preparation race in february includes one of the longest tt's in stage races this year.

Another prove that balance in race design seems to be completely lost.
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Old 02-17-13, 16:53
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close...but no cigar.

What I wanted to say is that it's odd that a 2nd tier preparation race in february includes one of the longest tt's in stage races this year.

Another prove that balance in race design seems to be completely lost.
I see, yes random stages put together, perhaps even the order who knows.
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Old 02-17-13, 18:17
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Here is what Tony Martin has to say about this race ^^

" I have to say this kind of race, with an uphill finish, a TT, and sprint stages in the beginning is perfect for me. It's the kind of race I like and I am always looking for."
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Old 02-17-13, 19:45
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will anybody be able to beat Martin this year (longish TT)?
Is the ITT competition here really that high? Everyone who's worth a cent is racing elsewhere.
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