2013 Vuelta a España, Stage 11: Tarazona→Tarazona TT (38.8km)

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May 19, 2011
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patrick767 said:
I'm surprised Nibs was less than a minute slower than Tony Martin. Very strong TT.
very consistent with his previous results and he is improving all the time
 
Sep 9, 2009
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patrick767 said:
I'm surprised Nibs was less than a minute slower than Tony Martin. Very strong TT.
Martin was poor so it's not a great benchmark. Nibali put 23 seconds in to Roche and 27 in to Valverde, finishing behind Pozzovivo.

It's really not very impressive. Not bad, but nothing to shout about if people thought his TT skill was a weapon which could make a serious contribution to him winning the race.
 
Jul 24, 2009
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Horner is in line with expectations. He sucks against the clock. What we've got is a very close Vuelta though. Nibali, Roche, Valverde, the old man... it's going to be exciting.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Nice win for Cance, his form is looking increasingly better for worlds. And glad to see Nibali back in red. Now I'm off for a cross ride.
 
May 19, 2011
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Rollthedice said:
Realistically it will be between Nibali and Valverde. Basso still has a chance for third place.
Valverde should fade in the third week, it is hard to imagine Tour has no effects on his Vuelta
 
Nov 26, 2012
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Descender said:
Cancellara: "I didn't look at Martin's time. In a TT, you have to focus on yourself and the race".

So much for the "advantage of knowing the best time".
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he squashed my only hope about TM's perf today.

please tell me it was that stupid climb...
 
Jul 24, 2009
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Rollthedice said:
Realistically it will be between Nibali and Valverde. Basso still has a chance for third place.
When was the last time Basso rode away from the top GC guys in a grand tour? His 2010 Giro win? He's got over 2 minutes to make up on Roche and Valverde to make the podium. All I've seen him do in recent years is struggle to stay in contact on the big climbs.
 

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