2012 World Championships, Men Individual Time Trial: 45.7Km

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Apr 12, 2009
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Bavarianrider said:
Actually not!
The way Tonys signals 2 is not the way Germans show a 2.
We Germans go one = thumb, 2 = thumb and forefinger, 3 = thumb and forefinger and ringfinger.
However, having spent many years in an American tea, i guess Tony has picked up the American way of number shoing with fingers.
Stupid question, and way off topic, but how do you show a 4?
Tried it with using my thumb, and it's impossible for me:p
 
Aug 29, 2012
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Bavarianrider said:
Tony says he won by only 5 seconds because he played it very safe and went slow around the corners.
Tony was feeling good and he made the calculation. You have to make the calculation to go just a little bit faster in the second half whilst making the calculation :eek:
 
Buffalo Soldier said:
Stupid question, and way off topic, but how do you show a 4?
Tried it with using my thumb, and it's impossible for me:p
i can do it with my left but not my right (the one i had surgeries on after busting me elbow) unless i really, really concentrate... either hand, though, it ain't pretty. (an admission, i avoided ordering 4 of anything when i was in Paris because i always would count out the numbers on my hand in case they didn't understand the accent :eek:)

noone i knew that was native, though, had a problem... maybe it's muscle memory?
 
thirteen said:
i can do it with my left but not my right (the one i had surgeries on after busting me elbow) unless i really, really concentrate... either hand, though, it ain't pretty. (an admission, i avoided ordering 4 of anything when i was in Paris because i always would count out the numbers on my hand in case they didn't understand the accent :eek:)

noone i knew that was native, though, had a problem... maybe it's muscle memory?
A four is simply the fingers without the thumb!!!!
 
Jun 11, 2011
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cineteq said:
Nah, Martin's experience did.
sure, that helped, but if Bert rode like usual and Tony never saw him (or got that quick motorpace from Bert's lead moto) he probably would have been 5 sec slower, or maybe 4 sec and won by 1 sec, who knows. seeing and chasing someone usually helps in a TT.
 
CobbleStoner said:
sure, that helped, but if Bert rode like usual and Tony never saw him (or got that quick motorpace from Bert's lead moto) he probably would have been 5 sec slower, or maybe 4 sec and won by 1 sec, who knows. seeing and chasing someone usually helps in a TT.
Gotcha, actually Martin said it gave him more motivation to catch Alberto.
 

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