Parrulo wrote:if martin has his 2011 climbing legs he is by far the too favourite, only way he could lose this is by losing over 2 minutes on malhão.
Parrulo wrote:iirc malhão is something like 3k at 9%, maybe a bit shorter so it's more a hill then a proper climb.
it's a shame to see this race having so many financial problems every year. if they had some money they could certainly use other better climbs in that area as well.
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
Parrulo wrote:i really don't understand why the hell did they add a full 10km to the itt
Dazed and Confused wrote:dare I ask?
theyoungest wrote:The Amazing Wilco Kelderman.
BTW, you asked about Malhao: even last year, when Tony Martin was climbing like a brick for most of the season, he made the top-10 on Malhao. That's how hard that climb is. And judging by the Mallorcan races, his climbing legs are back.
Der Effe wrote:Look at his Wilco's face, it's soft as velvet. I could write a poem about it. No doubt about it he'll win this race but just maybe he'll let some guys pass and go for a top 10 to not ruin their confidence completely. It's still early season.
Netserk wrote:Indeed. But who do you think he will gift it to? Tony didn't really have the best season last year, so maybe he will gift it to him, no?
Netserk wrote:All hail the great Wilco! _O_
Dazed and Confused wrote:way too soft for me. This boy can't make it. Where are the scars? Any record of broken bones?
Damn, instead of interval training he will be at the manicure shop.