2012 Vuelta a España: Stage 1: Pamplona → Pamplona (TTT) (16.5km)

2012 Vuelta a España: Stage 1: Pamplona → Pamplona (TTT) (16.5km)

24 hours until the final Grand Tour of 2012 gets under way.





Start Times

19h03 : Caja Rural
19h07 : Orica-Greenedge
19h11 : Garmin-Sharp
19h15 : BMC
19h19 : Liquigas-Cannondale
19h23 : Lampre-ISD
19h27 : RadioShack-Nissan
19h31 : FDJ-BigMat
19h35 : AG2R-La Mondiale
19h39 : Andalucia
19h43 : Rabobank
19h47 : Omega Pharma-Quick Step
19h51 : Vacansoleil-DCM
19h55 : Astana
19h59 : Euskaltel
20h03 : Lotto-Belisol
20h07 : Katusha
20h11 : Cofidis
20h15 : Argos-Shimano
20h19 : Team Sky
20h23 : Saxo Bank-Tinkoff
20h27 : Movistar
 

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Sky would be the obvious choise.

I expect to see a good TTT from RSN, Rabos, and Katusha.

Saxo and AC to finish in the lower end of top 10.
 
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Expect Saxo to be in the top5. They will be the penultimate starters, and the team is really strong.
 

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LaFlorecita said:
Well they start as second to last which will be a good thing.
It surely is, and they also might surprise, Majka, Sørensen, Paulinho and Tosatto can do a fairly good TTT, and form looks good for all, just didn´t want to set expectations to high, so they can only surprise positively. ;)
 
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vcampbell said:
Expect Saxo to be in the top5. They will be the penultimate starters, and the team is really strong.
Decent but super not for a TTT. I predict that they will lose 25-35 secs on Sky. And then Bertie might lose 20-30 secs on Froome on the TT and he wont be peaking in the first week. So I reckon he has about 1 min to catch up in the 2 last weeks. But there are plenty of hard mountain finishes for him to do that so shouldnt be to worrying for him
 
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jens_attacks said:
1.sky
2.saxo bank
3.movistar

the battle starts straight away!
Really ?

Sky has Henao and Uran to keep things slower in the TTT.

Can't see them winning this one tbh.
 
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Gloin22 said:
Really ?

Sky has Henao and Uran to keep things slower in the TTT.

Can't see them winning this one tbh.
Uran is very good in ITT, so I can't really see the problem, and Henao was also good at the last ITT in the Giro.
 
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The Hitch said:
Anyone else watching this team presentation? I just joined but who i want to see is EE, Sky, Katusha, and Contador. Have any of them been?
Just tunes in myself and have only seen RSNT, OPQS and Rabo
 
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I'm putting my money on Katusha, they are really good in TTT this year.

Btw finally tomorrow the most exciting GT of the year starts, hell yeah :D
 
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The Hitch said:
Anyone else watching this team presentation? I just joined but who i want to see is EE, Sky, Katusha, and Contador. Have any of them been?
Euskatel and katusha were just shown.

Contador and sky are the last one we'll prob see. Already watching for 20 min and haven't seen them yet.
 
few riders had anything interesting to say. Uran answered a 30 second question about whether Colombian cycling is coming with "we have a good team" most gave the usual- we hope to do well response.

Anton though said that while some stages suit him its all about the gc.
 

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