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28 Jan 2013 18:19

The Hitch wrote:If Froome does come, he will have as much as a 30 second headstart over Contador. Can Contador take that back on the mtf? Maybe. I think they will be equal in the itt.

That said Froome said he has his yearly bilharzia, + hes never done anything in a week stage race, so I dont think he will be going for the win.


****ing TTT...

Hopefully 20 seconds.

Ryo Hazuki wrote:froome has no chance. he suffers again from that parasite virus


Well i don't think he'll go FTW, i hope he does though. I want an all out battle :D And then Nibali.

This should be awesome
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28 Jan 2013 18:20

the asian wrote:Froome has Bilharzia this year too? .


:D ...........
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28 Jan 2013 18:21

The Hitch wrote:If Froome does come, he will have as much as a 30 second headstart over Contador. Can Contador take that back on the mtf? Maybe. I think they will be equal in the itt.

That said Froome said he has his yearly bilharzia, + hes never done anything in a week stage race, so I dont think he will be going for the win.


30 second :confused: in a 17 km ttt... besides Alberto will have a good team for ttt as well, Bennati I think basically confirmed on twitter he'll ride.
"The second place is not good."
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28 Jan 2013 18:22

Parasites from bilharzia normally stay in your body after the treatment, so it's normal to experience the disease ciclically.
That said, what are his doctors doing? Everybody knows this disease must be periodically monitored. He should have been treated weeks before this whole thing could affect his training.
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28 Jan 2013 18:24

LaFlorecita wrote:30 second :confused: in a 17 km ttt... besides Alberto will have a good team for ttt as well, Bennati I think basically confirmed on twitter he'll ride.


That might happen, depends on sky's team. I hope it's not more than 25 sec though.

I just don't get it why you're putting a TTT in a week stage race :eek:

And 17 km is pretty damn long knowing it's only a 1 week race.
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28 Jan 2013 18:24

SafeBet wrote:Nibali has proven to be a very good ITTer on shorter courses, probably better than the post-ban Alberto and knows this race very well.
It might be closer than you think.

Don't know about Froome. Has he ever performed at a reasonable level in march?


what short tts has Alberto ridden post-ban.... 1 in Eneco tour and one in San Luis and both were much longer than 9 km. The best distance for Alberto in a tt is less than 10 km, so I expect him to do well.
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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28 Jan 2013 18:24

Froome will be only a opponent 21 days per year. Hes like Armstrong.
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28 Jan 2013 18:26

SafeBet wrote:Nibali has proven to be a very good ITTer on shorter courses, probably better than the post-ban Alberto and knows this race very well.
It might be closer than you think.

Don't know about Froome. Has he ever performed at a reasonable level in march?


:eek::o

You gotta be kidding right?

Don't you tell me you based yourself on san luis? :o
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28 Jan 2013 18:29

Miburo wrote:That might happen, depends on sky's team. I hope it's not more than 25 sec though.

I just don't get it why you're putting a TTT in a week stage race :eek:

And 17 km is pretty damn long knowing it's only a 1 week race.


last year

4 Team Sky + 00:23
5 Team Astana + 00:30
6 Saxo Bank + 00:38

191 CAVENDISH Mark GBR
192 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR
193 EISEL Bernhard AUT
194 HUNT Jeremy GBR
195 HAYMAN Mathew AUS
196 LÖVKVIST Thomas SWE
197 STANNARD Ian GBR
198 SUTTON Christopher AUS
vs

201 TANNER David AUS
202 MAJKA Rafal POL
203 CHRISTENSEN Mads DEN
204 BOARO Manuele ITA
205 SÖRENSEN Nicki DEN
206 PAULINHO Sergio Miguel Moreira POR
207 PIRES Bruno POR
208 TOSATTO Matteo ITA

Sky will probably have a better team but so will saxo.
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28 Jan 2013 18:29

Miburo wrote::eek::o

You gotta be kidding right?

Don't you tell me you based yourself on san luis? :o


exactly, what a load of ****
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28 Jan 2013 18:30

The final circuit of stage 6
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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28 Jan 2013 18:35

A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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28 Jan 2013 18:41

LaFlorecita wrote:what short tts has Alberto ridden post-ban.... 1 in Eneco tour and one in San Luis and both were much longer than 9 km. The best distance for Alberto in a tt is less than 10 km, so I expect him to do well.


Which is actually a very good distance for Nibs as well.
What has Contador shown so far to prove he's still the same TTer he was before ban?
And where did I say he won't do well?

Miburo wrote:Don't you tell me you based yourself on san luis? :o

On everything I've seen from Contador after he came back.
Nibbles being on the same level, or slightly better, than Contador, on a short ITT seems likely.
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28 Jan 2013 18:44

Ryo Hazuki wrote:exactly, what a load of ****


:eek: :eek: :eek:

Pantani would be proud of Nibs.


:D
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28 Jan 2013 18:51

SafeBet wrote:Which is actually a very good distance for Nibs as well.
What has Contador shown so far to prove he's still the same TTer he was before ban?
And where did I say he won't do well?


And why should he not be? He's been a tter since his first days as a pro. Why should a six month ban change that? Off-season is six months too, for Alberto. After every off-season he loses some of his tt skills?

On everything I've seen from Contador after he came back.
Nibbles being on the same level, or slightly better, than Contador, on a short ITT seems likely.


No it doesn't since Alberto has always been better.
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28 Jan 2013 18:52

Jason_Mercier wrote:Froome will be only a opponent 21 days per year. Hes like Armstrong.


21 + 1 day
Remember the Olympics.
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28 Jan 2013 18:55

SafeBet wrote:Which is actually a very good distance for Nibs as well.
What has Contador shown so far to prove he's still the same TTer he was before ban?
And where did I say he won't do well?


On everything I've seen from Contador after he came back.
Nibbles being on the same level, or slightly better, than Contador, on a short ITT seems likely.


Once again, on what? I'm sure you're smart enough to not base yourself on san luis.

On the vuelta ITT where he only was second? And was first in the first time check on the first 10 flat km? Cause that's your argument, short TT's.

Oh yeah the eneco tour where he only was 6th (or 7th) after his return, yeah ok :o
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28 Jan 2013 18:57

SafeBet wrote:Parasites from bilharzia normally stay in your body after the treatment, so it's normal to experience the disease ciclically.
That said, what are his doctors doing? Everybody knows this disease must be periodically monitored. He should have been treated weeks before this whole thing could affect his training.


Frrome with those pesky worms. He will be ready.
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28 Jan 2013 19:11

A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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28 Jan 2013 19:22

Horner ftw
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