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Old 02-17-13, 20:49
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so who do you think will beat him?
There's several guys who certainly wouldn't be crushed for a 1 min+ in 35km. Wiggins, Froome, Contador, Cancellara, Phinney, Evans, hell even Tejay.
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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...
yeah whatever hater. just look at the names around them, says enough
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Old 02-17-13, 21:00
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Just caught up with the highlights and a very decent showing from Josh Edmonson. 7th up the mountain yesterday and 16th overall.

Seems to be out of the blocks better than JTL. Is JTL still in training mode?
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Old 02-17-13, 21:09
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There's several guys who certainly wouldn't be crushed for a 1 min+ in 35km. Wiggins, Froome, Contador, Cancellara, Phinney, Evans, hell even Tejay.
fair enough, not crushed agree. And I also agree with everybody that these can beat Martin in the 2nd TT in the tour, but what about longish power routes? Imo only Wiggo has a chance and only if he has the same form as last year. I think Cancellara will focus on other targets, Phinney just that little too "young" and everybody else are one step below in general. Anyway time will tell.

(note chance means no mishaps for anybody)
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Just caught up with the highlights and a very decent showing from Josh Edmonson. 7th up the mountain yesterday and 16th overall.

Seems to be out of the blocks better than JTL. Is JTL still in training mode?
JTL on twitter. Looks like he was TOLD to be bottle carrier...sounded a bit miffed that he,s being held in the blocks.
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Old 02-17-13, 21:28
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I'm not so sure Tony is going to smoke everybody in the time trials this year. Cancellara, Wiggins, Phinney and Froome can perform at the same level, I think. In the Tour there'll probably be even more guys able to somewhat match him like AC, Evans and Tejay.
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Tony says his performance today was supported by a new position on the bike. He says they worked in the wind tunnel and found a few watts.
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There's several guys who certainly wouldn't be crushed for a 1 min+ in 35km. Wiggins, Froome, Contador, Cancellara, Phinney, Evans, hell even Tejay.
Hmm don't know about Alberto in a flat 35 km tt. I would say he'd lose 1'30"-2'00"
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Hmm don't know about Alberto in a flat 35 km tt. I would say he'd lose 1'30"-2'00"


More like <1 min
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It's a perfect ITT for Contador though.
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He will beat Froome. He will beat everyone.


What if Froome shows up in alien mode though
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