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2017 Worlds BERGEN, NORWAY, ITT ELITE Wednesday 20 Sept

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Who wins the ITT in Bergen?

  • Tom Dumoulin

    Votes: 104 72.2%
  • Geraint Thomas

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Rohan Dennis

    Votes: 8 5.6%
  • Tony Martin

    Votes: 3 2.1%
  • Chris Froome

    Votes: 12 8.3%
  • Primož Roglič

    Votes: 5 3.5%
  • Michal Kwiatkowski

    Votes: 5 3.5%
  • Stefan Küng

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Maciej Bodnar

    Votes: 5 3.5%
  • Wilco Kelderman

    Votes: 1 0.7%

  • Total voters
    144
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ontheroad said:
I think Dennis would have finished 2nd if he had stayed upright. Dumoulin's performance was insane and he looked in total control even saying that he lost his back wheel when cornering on the climb a few times with the wet conditions. It wasn't so much the fact that he won but the winning margin that was surprising. Roglic also showed that he can climb uphill as well as ski down a mountain, his performance up that last climb was unbelievable, even posting the best time of the day in wet conditions over many specialist climbers.
I'm sure Roglic can do that very well, but ski jumping isn't exactly about skiing down a mountain :D
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
The gao from 2 to 10 is smaller than 1 to 2. I wonder if Froome will be worried if they put a hard hilly time trial in the TDF
I doubt Froome will read too much into this one result. Dumoulin has basically been preparing to peak for this for the last four months. Froome has won two GTs in the meantime and has ridden this almost as an afterthought. Will be a different scenario mid GT.
 
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DFA123 said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
The gao from 2 to 10 is smaller than 1 to 2. I wonder if Froome will be worried if they put a hard hilly time trial in the TDF
I doubt Froome will read too much into this one result. Dumoulin has basically been preparing to peak for this for the last four months. Froome has won two GTs in the meantime and has ridden this almost as an afterthought. Will be a different scenario mid GT.
This. Though I believe Tom is the better TTer no matter the parcours.
 
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jaylew said:
DFA123 said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
The gao from 2 to 10 is smaller than 1 to 2. I wonder if Froome will be worried if they put a hard hilly time trial in the TDF
I doubt Froome will read too much into this one result. Dumoulin has basically been preparing to peak for this for the last four months. Froome has won two GTs in the meantime and has ridden this almost as an afterthought. Will be a different scenario mid GT.
This. Though I believe Tom is the better TTer no matter the parcours.
Absolutely, I'd back Dumoulin over Froome as well on anything but a genuine MTT. But I think the differences today were definitely exaggerated because of the different prep.
 
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DFA123 said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
The gao from 2 to 10 is smaller than 1 to 2. I wonder if Froome will be worried if they put a hard hilly time trial in the TDF
I doubt Froome will read too much into this one result. Dumoulin has basically been preparing to peak for this for the last four months. Froome has won two GTs in the meantime and has ridden this almost as an afterthought. Will be a different scenario mid GT.
Folk would be good to remember what you've written
 
So Froome was 11 seconds ahead of Roglic just before the carpet, and 24 seconds behind at the top of the hill: would he have a silver medal if he had changed his bike?


luckyboy said:
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https://twitter.com/velofacts/status/910533094591139840

Although Dumoulin does not seem to be vulnerable to criticism, and Dennis would seem to be an exception, it looks as though the wiser choice was to change based on this list.


It would have been really interesting to see someone ignore the red carpet, make their own change where and when they wanted, and then challenge any time sanction at CAS. As far as I can see, there is nothing n the laws of cycling that enables the organisers to insist that bike changes happen in a designated zone, and the rules of a sport cannot be changed on an ad hoc basis. UCI's lack of respect for the concept of Rule of Law is unbelievable.
 
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rick james said:
DFA123 said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
The gao from 2 to 10 is smaller than 1 to 2. I wonder if Froome will be worried if they put a hard hilly time trial in the TDF
I doubt Froome will read too much into this one result. Dumoulin has basically been preparing to peak for this for the last four months. Froome has won two GTs in the meantime and has ridden this almost as an afterthought. Will be a different scenario mid GT.
Folk would be good to remember what you've written

I think its pretty obvious. It's still amazing he has bronze, his body should be crumbling by now.
Allthough if dennis didnt crash he wouldnt have a medal.

Dennis crashes a lot though. Shame for him, but he was the only one today that couldve contested tom a bit. My guess he wouldve ended up at 30s behind Tom.
 
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rick james said:
HelloDolly said:
jaylew said:
elfed68 said:
This makes a showdown between TD and CF very exciting, superior in the TT and equal in climbs.
No.


Yeah ...you are right Dumoulin IS better on the climbs

(and his team are very good)
calm down
In fairness the tdf vs Giro estimated watts were equal. Given the Giro route (and assuming Dumoulin wouldn't have taken a *** halfway through) and their respective form (Froome's tour form), Tom would've won.