Giro d'Italia 2021 Giro d'Italia, Stage 1: Torino - Torino 8.6 km ITT

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I wonder how much Landa is ganna lose. Imagine a duel between him and Evenepoel. He would need a 2 minute lead at least before the final time trial.
How many km was it in 2015 before Conta blew by him in the TT? Thought Conta caught him around the 30-35 km mark.

He may need 3 minutes plus in the final TT over Evenepoel
 
There’s no hype. Remco to catch Soler, then everyone all the way up to George Bennett. His speed is so astronomical that he disappears a la Back to the Future style, going all the way back to 15th August 2020 realizing that he isn't on par with Nibali descending and warns his other self to ease back descending in Il Lombardia. He takes it easy finishing a modest 5th place. He then travels back to the present to start his injury free run at the Giro after sweeping the Ardennes Classics.
 
There’s no hype. Remco to catch Soler, then everyone all the way up to George Bennett. His speed is so astronomical that he disappears a la Back to the Future style, going all the way back to 15th August 2020 realizing that he isn't on par with Nibali descending and warns his other self to ease back descending in Il Lombardia. He takes it easy finishing a modest 5th place. He then travels back to the present to start his injury free run at the Giro after sweeping the Ardennes Classics.
You mean he travels back to the present, to defend his Giro title?
 
Ganna wins today. Remco not in the top 5 & doesn't finish the Giro. Sagan wins the blue jersey, only because Caleb doesn't finish; Groenewegen second.

None of these are in my fantasy team, so I must not really believe at least half of it. :)
 
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There’s no hype. Remco to catch Soler, then everyone all the way up to George Bennett. His speed is so astronomical that he disappears a la Back to the Future style, going all the way back to 15th August 2020 realizing that he isn't on par with Nibali descending and warns his other self to ease back descending in Il Lombardia. He takes it easy finishing a modest 5th place. He then travels back to the present to start his injury free run at the Giro after sweeping the Ardennes Classics.
Great Scott I think your right
 
I thought an opening stage time trial of less than 15km was a prologue: is there anything in the distinction between the two other than nomenclature. Are UCI points different or anything? And is it purely up to the organisers which they call it?
I believe it has to be less than 8km to be a prologue.

Edit rulebook:
2.6.006 A prologue may be included in stage races on condition that:
1. it must not exceed 8 km; for an elite or juniors women's or juniors men's race,
the prologue must be less than 4 km;
 
Starting times:

14.02 Campenaerts
14.06 Mollema
14.12 Castroviejo
14.39 Bilbao
14.53 De Gendt
15.14 Vlasov
15.15 Nibali
15.43 Cavagna
15.53 Formolo
15.58 Carthy
16.06 Masnada
16.07 Sivakov
16.09 Dowsett
16.29 Almeida
16.30 Bernal
16.31 Yates
16.32 Martin
16.38 Hindley
16.42 Bennett
16.43 Pozzovivo
16.45 Buchmann
16.51 Soler
16.52 Evenepoel
16.53 Ganna
16.57 Landa
17.01 Bardet
17.03 De Bondt

Weird that the last rider doesn't have to be from Ineos, as last year's winners.
 
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Starting times:

14.02 Campenaerts
14.06 Mollema
14.12 Castroviejo
14.39 Bilbao
14.53 De Gendt
15.14 Vlasov
15.15 Nibali
15.43 Cavagna
15.53 Formolo
15.58 Carthy
16.06 Masnada
16.07 Sivakov
16.09 Dowsett
16.29 Almeida
16.30 Bernal
16.31 Yates
16.32 Martin
16.38 Hindley
16.42 Bennett
16.43 Pozzovivo
16.45 Buchmann
16.51 Soler
16.52 Evenepoel
16.53 Ganna
16.57 Landa
17.01 Bardet
17.03 De Bondt

Weird that the last rider doesn't have to be from Ineos, as last year's winners.
Landa strategically positioned so that he knows the time checks that he's ganna beat.
 
Starting times:

14.02 Campenaerts
14.06 Mollema
14.12 Castroviejo
14.39 Bilbao
14.53 De Gendt
15.14 Vlasov
15.15 Nibali
15.43 Cavagna
15.53 Formolo
15.58 Carthy
16.06 Masnada
16.07 Sivakov
16.09 Dowsett
16.29 Almeida
16.30 Bernal
16.31 Yates
16.32 Martin
16.38 Hindley
16.42 Bennett
16.43 Pozzovivo
16.45 Buchmann
16.51 Soler
16.52 Evenepoel
16.53 Ganna
16.57 Landa
17.01 Bardet
17.03 De Bondt

Weird that the last rider doesn't have to be from Ineos, as last year's winners.
Usually in the Giro, when there is no defending champion, the order of the teams is randomly drawn.

Are there any rules about the order in which riders have to start the prologue or is it purely, or almost entirely, up to the race organizers?
The organizers decide the team order, but every team is free to choose the order of their own riders
 
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