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Who wins the ITT in Bergen?

Tom Dumoulin
94
71%
Geraint Thomas
1
1%
Rohan Dennis
8
6%
Tony Martin
2
2%
Chris Froome
12
9%
Primož Roglič
4
3%
Michal Kwiatkowski
5
4%
Stefan Küng
No votes
Maciej Bodnar
5
4%
Wilco Kelderman
1
1%
 
Total votes : 132

2017 Worlds BERGEN, NORWAY, ITT ELITE Wednesday 20 Sept

11 Sep 2017 18:03

Men Elite Time Trial



Welcome all to Norway and Bergen!. We gonna give you a show and love of cycling you have never seen before! (Not hard after DOha). And you will see millions of people chering the sport closest to our heart!!

Offical Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmhVf9Vsd0o

(From http://www.Bergen2017.no)
"The Time Trial for the Men Elite will have a spectacular summit finish at Mount Fløyen.

The circuits are laid to the south towards Lake Nordåsvannet, but this time the riders will stay at the Paradis/Hop/Storetveit side of the lake.

The Time Trial course for the Men Elite will only be 31 km, but the last 3,4 km is straight up Mount Fløyen with an average pending of 9,1 % and several parts with more than 10%. This will pose a real challenge for the riders who aim for the coveted UCI rainbow jersey.

The first lap is identical to the one used for the Women Junior and the Men Under 23. After the start at Festplassen the riders will race towards Lake Tveitevannet before turning back to the City centre where they will face 600 metres of fine cobblestone. The section will take the riders past many historic buildings, and when they enter Bryggen they will meet a gigantic roar from the fans.

When the riders come to Vetrelidsallmenningen for the second time they have completed the first 27,6 km of the course. But the final 3,4 km will be breathtaking up the serpentine turns of Mount Fløyen. Fans will gather in thousands and create a magical atmosphere.

With this historical summit finish the riders will have the option of changing their bikes. This brings a tactical element into the event that is most interesting for the fans and worldwide TV-viewers.

After completing the climb to Mount Fløyen the riders are awarded the scenic view from the finish line with the city of Bergen at their feet. This will truly be a memorable race!"

Image

Before tackling the punchy closing climb up Fløyen the route of the ITT runs on rolling roads. Too modest to call them proper climbs, yet the stretches go up at gradients of 3 to 4%, so the course is pretty toilsome. Furthermore, the ITT takes in around 1.2 kilometre of pavé.

Favourites World Championships ITT
*** Tom Dumoulin, Rohan Dennis, Primoz Roglic
** Chris Froome, Michal Kwiatkowski, Stefan Küng, Geraint THomas
* Maciej Bodnar, Vasil Kiryienka, Tony Martin, Bob Jungels, Wilco Kelderman

(From http://www.cyclingstage.com)

Last 3.4 KM in Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mRHVFTvzB0

Dag Otto Lauritzen saying its up to 20 percent uphill some places at the end, never seen before ITT in Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKGZMkh2cBU

Weather forecast is partly sunny, 14 celcius, no rain, 3m/s winds from north-west. Image
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11 Sep 2017 18:04

No love for Jonathan Castroviejo?
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11 Sep 2017 18:15

Blanco wrote:No love for Jonathan Castroviejo?


What he done except won the ITT in Spain this year? He beat Martin in Algarve, thats it.. Personally i think this is perfect for Geraint Thomas.. :D . From the favourites i would pick Tom and Stefan as the best placed specialists in this ITT..
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11 Sep 2017 18:17

Alaphilippe will not race the time trial, Gougeard will.
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11 Sep 2017 18:35

Alexandre B. wrote:Alaphilippe will not race the time trial, Gougeard will.


Thx Gougeard dont take his place though :D
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11 Sep 2017 18:39

Dumoulin vs Roglic vs Thomas. Froome isn't starting I believe.

I do wonder which ITTs of the last 2 years are good to look at to predict the result.
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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11 Sep 2017 18:45

Red Rick wrote:Dumoulin vs Roglic vs Thomas. Froome isn't starting I believe.

I do wonder which ITTs of the last 2 years are good to look at to predict the result.


Where have u read that Froome aint starting? Its his only chance of winning a ITT WOrlds time trial in his life..
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11 Sep 2017 18:50

Monte wrote:
Red Rick wrote:Dumoulin vs Roglic vs Thomas. Froome isn't starting I believe.

I do wonder which ITTs of the last 2 years are good to look at to predict the result.


Where have u read that Froome aint starting? Its his only chance of winning a ITT WOrlds time trial in his life..

I forgot where. Wasn't an overly reputable source anyway. That said, I think Froome has almost no chance of winning. It's 10 days between the Vuelta and the ITT, and the body will kick into recovery mode. I'd be surprised if he reached the podium.
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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11 Sep 2017 18:51

No, it was mentioned somewhere that he's not doing it, I can't remember where either

edit: apparently he's most likely to do TTT, still deciding on ITT
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11 Sep 2017 18:55

Red Rick wrote:
Monte wrote:
Red Rick wrote:Dumoulin vs Roglic vs Thomas. Froome isn't starting I believe.

I do wonder which ITTs of the last 2 years are good to look at to predict the result.


Where have u read that Froome aint starting? Its his only chance of winning a ITT WOrlds time trial in his life..

I forgot where. Wasn't an overly reputable source anyway. That said, I think Froome has almost no chance of winning. It's 10 days between the Vuelta and the ITT, and the body will kick into recovery mode. I'd be surprised if he reached the podium.


I will be very suprised if he dont start at ITT, he has no place in the Roadrace though, for placings that is..
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11 Sep 2017 18:59

If Dumoulin is on a normal day this course is almost too perfect for him. A tt followed by a 3km WATT test. Kidding me?
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11 Sep 2017 19:03

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:If Dumoulin is on a normal day this course is almost too perfect for him. A tt followed by a 3km WATT test. Kidding me?

But can he win if he takes a crap as well?
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So why questions? If no answers?
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11 Sep 2017 19:07

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:If Dumoulin is on a normal day this course is almost too perfect for him. A tt followed by a 3km WATT test. Kidding me?


If Wilco is less than 20 seconds behind Dumoulin at the start of the last hill finish he will win easy.. Bike changes are allowed, and my prediction is that all the top20 contenders are gonna change bikes in the first turn at the hill .. WHen the kinetic energy of the speed into the hill is at its lowest.. :D
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11 Sep 2017 19:10

Dennis has been the outstanding TTer in 2017 - Performed very well on a similar if not more testing course at the 2016 Olympics - Not suffered a mechanical and he would have finished 2nd - And the shorter route plays to his strengths.
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11 Sep 2017 19:13

yaco wrote:Dennis has been the outstanding TTer in 2017 - Performed very well on a similar if not more testing course at the 2016 Olympics - Not suffered a mechanical and he would have finished 2nd - And the shorter route plays to his strengths.


He will maybe lead at intermediate, but he wont be top 30 .. Thats my prediction. With Richie Port it would be opposite.. :D . But he still havent recovered sadly.
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11 Sep 2017 19:16

Retarded design. 30km, really? Tom Dumoulin to smash everyone.
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11 Sep 2017 19:17

The U23 time trial is longer than the professional time trial.
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11 Sep 2017 19:20

With the way Dennis went in the Vuelta and also went out sick I'm not sure he is going to be top form. If he is he is definitely the biggest challenger, I agree.
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11 Sep 2017 19:21

DNP-Old wrote:The U23 time trial is longer than the professional time trial.



Yes but no hill finish with 10 percent average and up to 20 percent some places .. THey do the normal thing :D
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Re: 2017 Worlds BERGEN, NORWAY, ITT Wednesday 20 Sept

11 Sep 2017 19:22

Roglic was rather disappointing in the last two TT's he rode so his form might not be good enough. By the way I'm surprised that Alaphillippe won't ride. The TT he won in Paris Nice was a lot like this, only a bit shorter, so while not being a favorite I'd still say he would have a small chance to win a medal, something I wouldn't say about Gougeard.
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