Theres no way in hell Nibali comes even close to taking the red from Horner, I will take on any avatar bet on that
I don't think Horner's standnig technique is going to help him much in the TT.Descender said:Let's say you say Nibali will take the red from Horner in the ITT. I say he won't. If you win, you can choose an avatar for me to wear for a specific period of time (let's say a month). If I win, I choose your avatar.
it's very easy to see that profile is wrong when the amount of km on the profile are way too much compared to the ittAfrank said:I wasn't sure if it was the correct profile or not, my bad.
Does anyone have a correct profile I can edit into the OP?
Well, I can see the lift of wearing the red jersey giving Horner motivation and extra energy. (how many times we have seen that happen to a leader of a grand tour) But I cannot see that he would miraculously develop a TT position and this TT , although not extremely long is long enough to demand some skills. I would not be amazed if, being the last one to take off, he manages to keep it close and perhaps maintain his first place by a second or two. The same effort could also see him loose the lead by the same margin which then would leave him a dangerous foe for week 2PeteTheSpinner said:I like the design of this time trial.
Usual suspects for the victory, Martin and Cancellara.
Looking at their performances during this Vuelta, it should be very close.
Regarding the GC guys, I suppose the jersey will motivate Horner and after today's stage I don't dare to say he'll lose time to his rivals.
Nibali and Valverde should be close to each other.
If Horner loses 20 seconds to Nibali on much shorter TT's than this (as he did at the 2012 Tirreno) I can see him losing the jersey and being about 30 seconds down at the end.jens_attacks said:horner will keep the red and with a nice gap. ivan basso to make the top ten of this stage
purito to lose quite some time
Got it cheers.Afrank said:The profile's not wrong. I had a profile of just the climb in, but took it out as it turned out to be the wrong profile for it.