Maybe because we've been watching what Lo Squalo did the last couple of years? Maybe because Contador is not the same guy he once was?Miburo said:I don't know where you got the idea that he could do that in a TT against Contador
True, but he was coming from an excellent first part of the season.Eshnar said:Nibbles is quite fast in building his form. Remember last year's Ardennes?
LOL well he can try against 5 of the top 7 GC guysBavarianrider said:
Good chance of doing so. He should destroy the TT and can hang in the mountains when he puts his mind to itBavarianrider said:
But thinking you can win against Contador/Froome and Evans on a stage race which isn't suited for him is ridiculous.Bavarianrider said:I like his attitude. He always has big targets and is not shy of speaking them out. Only those who aim for greatness can achieve greatness
In English and more elaborate:Bavarianrider said:
Martin never has shown he can do that against the top guys, besides the little hills in the tirreno don't suit him at all.Contadoraus Schlecks said:Good chance of doing so. He should destroy the TT and can hang in the mountains when he puts his mind to it
Perhaps an attention seeker move, but who cares. Bring him on and lets see what he can do. The more the better.Bavarianrider said:
I'll cheer for Martin if he manages to do well. But I just can't see him beating Froome, Contador, Purito, Evans, and Nibali on these parcours.Bavarianrider said:
my thought too. we can only admire his ambition if he matches his words with an honest tryAfrank said:I'll cheer for Martin if he manages to do well. But I just can't see him beating Froome, Contador, Purito, Evans, and Nibali on these parcours.
It is nice to see he has some ambition to try out a different race and go for the win in it though.
Nibbs main goal is Il Giro- he'll peak & be ready for it-NOT BEFORE- perhaps he may try something in L-B-L- if the opportunity appears, but that's it.SafeBet said:True, but he was coming from an excellent first part of the season.
He's looking closer to what we've seen in Lombardia, Piemonte and WC at the moment. He really needs to step up if he wants to have a chance in spring races.
He had a puncture.del1962 said:Is Tony Martin that good in really short Time Trials though? I know his from wasnt great in last years tour, but 45th in prologue compared to 12th in ITT
It depends on how he fares in the TTT, Froome and Contador don't have the best teams for that. But realistically he needs at least a minute on them from the TTT to stand a chance.Bavarianrider said: