If it's super high speed I don't think it's generally the best for the best ITTer to get the biggest gaps, though I haven't really looked at Evenepoel's specific tendencies in that regard. The old one was really hard IIRC.Against pure, heavy TTers this TT might not be good Evenepoel, but I actually think this an advantage for him compared to the other GC guys. Almost double the distance and the other gc riders are lightweight as well.
The first half of the EC last year was really fast. I believe he rode 58kmh that part. Clearly better than the rest. I don't know if there is a big difference between slightly downhill and tailwind in that perspective.If it's super high speed I don't think it's generally the best for the best ITTer to get the biggest gaps, though I haven't really looked at Evenepoel's specific tendencies in that regard. The old one was really hard IIRC.
I have yet to see the detailed profile but it's not like they're coming down from the Stelvio. Monreale is only 300 mt above sea level. There might be a few technical turns at the beginning but I doubt bike handling will make much of a difference once they leave the town.Is the downhill technical or just full on adrenaline fest as if it is twisty Nibali could be the big time gainer.
not sure.Not good for Evenepoel.
Yes you're right, i had been debatingen that with my brother earlier today. Whatever he loses due to weight, he might gain due to aerodynamics.not sure.
it will all be about aero-ness at those speeds. and, frankly, there is no one who gets more aero.
at the versailles ITT in 1989, no one thought Lemond could make back the time, partly because the course was slightly downhill. however, it was precisely the difference in aero-ness (new word by the way) that made the difference.
Galilei's law of the free fall is only valid when air resistance is negligable, for example in a vacuum or at very low speeds. Assuming a cyclist with a set frontal area and cd-value he will have a certain air resistance. On a downhill with no pedalling the force accelerating the cyclist is proportional to his mass. The force decelerating is the wind resistance, which is independant of mass. As a result, if a cyclist would add mass to his bike without increasing frontal area or the cd-value, he would reach a higher top speed on a straight downhill.Why is it that Galilei's observations don't apply to bikes?
Visconti said to the Corriere that the technical part is the finale in Palermo so already on the flat, the downhill wil be very likely gentle and straightforward because he said that you have to pedal and use power.A technical downhill ITT under Vegni? That would surprise me...
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