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best time trialist of 2013

Poll ended at 09 Jan 2013 14:53

Martin
56
47%
Wiggins
16
14%
Cancellara
27
23%
Phinney
13
11%
Froome
2
2%
other
4
3%
 
Total votes : 118

11 Dec 2012 04:31

Afrank wrote:1. Canc
2. Martin
3. Phinney
4. Durbridge

This. However 1&2 and 3&4 can switch very easily.

In a year or two it will be Phinney and Durbridge taking over though.
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11 Dec 2012 05:23

Jack Bobridge if he can stay off the pi$$
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11 Dec 2012 08:59

Martin, Fabian and Wiggo on the slide. Phinney, Durbridge, Bobridge, Dowsett on the rise.
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11 Dec 2012 09:43

I think Martin will continue to win. Wiggins, Phinney and Cancellara will push him.
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12 Dec 2012 17:20

Much like in the athletics at the Olympics, the favourite to
win the steeplechase is always "some Kenyan", nowadays
the favourite to be best TTer is "some pursuiter"....like
BMW, Phinney, Durbridge, etc.
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14 Dec 2012 19:58

Cancellara will try to win important races the rest of his career instead of pile up TT wins and working for GC men in the tour like he did in his early years.

Wiggins for the Tour has to loose more weigth then last year, so he is worse in the TT.

So that leaves Martin.
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14 Dec 2012 21:43

im rollin with this:

El Pistolero wrote:no one will be able to dominate the time trial scene.


which is a good thing

WC was a lot of fun this year, even without Fabian. i'm hoping for something similar in 2013
Phinney to eek out a close one over Martin
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14 Dec 2012 22:01

Should be fascinating.

Martin Vs Phinney vs Cancellara for the Worlds and since Fabian is skipping the Tour It's Martin's to lose there.
Wiggins and Froome will drop off, and i feel it's too early for the Aussie's Turbo Durbo and Dennis.
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14 Dec 2012 22:03

This is the best period of TTers of the decade. Cancellara, Martin, Wiggins, Phinney, Froome, Durbridge, Dennis, Talansky, Van Garderen...
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15 Dec 2012 01:07

greenedge wrote:Martin. Then Phinney, Cancellara then Durbridge.

i agree, but i might not be so optimistic about durbridge (he has the pedigree). Neither wiggo nor froome will repeat their performances on the tt. wiggo will become more of a millar or zabriskie level after this year, and froome will become a cadel/contador level rider.
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15 Dec 2012 09:55

None of all these have the class of a Cancellara. No one can take a corner as fast as he can.
Martin and Wiggins can ride straight very hard, but that's it. If all on top form (which I hope will be the case), Canc crushes them all.
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15 Dec 2012 10:01

Buffalo Soldier wrote:None of all these have the class of a Cancellara. No one can take a corner as fast as he can.
Martin and Wiggins can ride straight very hard, but that's it. If all on top form (which I hope will be the case), Canc crushes them all.


Martin bested Cancellara's avg speed record (for WC TT's) in Copenhagen '11 which was beaten by Wiggins in the London Olympic TT I believe. Looks like Cancellara will have to go even faster moving forward.
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15 Dec 2012 16:23

The olympics were an anomaly, both cancellara and Martin had bad luck years, and how do you explain froome's medal? Is Frome a better tt.rider than phiney?
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15 Dec 2012 17:22

robertocarlos wrote:The olympics were an anomaly, both cancellara and Martin had bad luck years, and how do you explain froome's medal? Is Frome a better tt.rider than phiney?


Froome was a better TT'er in London than Phinney. Don't know if that will continue. If Cancellara was 100% he would have been beaten by Wiggins in London imo. I think Wiggins will take a step back in 2013 TT wise. Time will tell.
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15 Dec 2012 17:39

Martin
Phinney
Canc
Contador
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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15 Dec 2012 22:04

Kelderman to show another glimmer of TT prowess as well, possibly in the Giro.

and Martin for overall best TTer of next year. Cancellara to focus even more on the monuments.
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15 Dec 2012 22:44

Phinney's progress from begining of the season to the end indicates that next season he could become a real, real force.

Considering how he so narrowly lost out to a Martin who was obviously in superb form (as shown by his subsequent Beijing performance etc) and as we know that he is bound to improve.. it is not too hard to see him encroaching and even overtaking Martin. The question is just, when?
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16 Dec 2012 00:59

I thought Martin looked to be struggling. He did not go well in the Vuelta ITT (even though it was very hilly) too so maybe he was not great in the ITT area but was in the climbing department.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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16 Dec 2012 01:53

remember that martin had been out with a hand injury and he had problems with tires during the whole year. it was just a bad luck year for martin.
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16 Dec 2012 12:06

greenedge wrote:I thought Martin looked to be struggling. He did not go well in the Vuelta ITT (even though it was very hilly) too so maybe he was not great in the ITT area but was in the climbing department.


He dominated the Chrono des Nations as far I recall with a totally dominant performance so I would say that his TT was pretty good at the time..
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