Valv.Piti wrote:Escarabajo wrote:Valv.Piti wrote:Movistar for Tirreno-Adriatico:
Quintana, Amador, Bennati, Sütterlin, Castroviejo, Dowsett, Oliveira, Moreno
Very smart selection considering the team time trial, Nairo ain't gonna leave everyone in the dust like he did in Valencia. Then again, he did exactly that at Terminillo in 2015. Anyways, Im expecting a top-3 in the opening TTT with this team which should be enough to win overall.
That is a strong bunch of Time Trialer's.
Very. BMC really should win or else I know nothing about cycling, but Movistar also have a very potent team in that department. Not picking Malori unfortunately tells me he still have ways to go, he will have a difficult season. Also, I've never been a fan of Dani Moreno (too many times he didn't devote himself to Purito) and I have yet to see him do something meaningful for Movistar apart from the stage to Aubisque.
I agree, on paper BMC is the only team that can challenge this Movistar in the TTT. Very very strong team. Honestly I really cannot see how Quintana doesn't win T-A. Who is his biggest rival? Pinot? Dumoulin? Nibali? Mollema? They will all lose time in the TTT and on Terminillo (again on paper). The Fermo stage is hopefully going to be nuts, but if the weather is nice Quintana should stay with the GC contenders. In the ITT Dumoulin is the only one who could take back 45-50s but I expect he'll be down a minute and a half at least before the TT. It's a good thing cycling in real life is very different than cycling on paper so we'll have to wait and see. I still expect some exciting racing.
Where is T-A race thread BTW?