Although I agree that we have had to suffer some bad racing to get to this point, I think the Giro is beautifully poised now.Rechtschreibfehler said:Voted Rolland, because I want it to happen!
I really don't know who'll win it though. Maybe it'll be Hesjedal after they ignored him in a breakaway and he ends up with an 4 minutes andvantage.
If quintana loses time in TT to Uran as a lot of people expect, I just can't see him making up enough timemeat puppet said:IMHO this is still quintana's race to lose, but if he does not ride actively in order to take significant (1-minute-ish) time tomorrow, then I'll start to doubt.
granted, there is still the zoncolan and the MTT to come, but the other top riders are no passers by either.
This is some kind of bad joke isnt itPoursuivant said:
I hope you are right, but I don't think he will take that much if he does beat Uran in the TT. How much time realistically can Quintana take on Uran on Zoncolan? One thing that is for sure is Quintana seems to be peaking at the perfect time.ILovecycling said:This is some kind of bad joke isnt it
I dont know how much he will gain,but he certainly won't lose any (check his mtt and hilly tt results)
Minutes if Quintana has a good day and Uran a bad day. Anything can happen on the slopes of Zoncolan. Including even Quintana having a bad day.Poursuivant said:I hope you are right, but I don't think he will take that much if he does beat Uran in the TT. How much time realistically can Quintana take on Uran on Zoncolan? One thing that is for sure is Quintana seems to be peaking at the perfect time.
Sound plausible, I wouldn´t challenge that.Afrank said:Gonna connect some dots here.
Quintana took a minute on Betancur at the pais Vasco hilly TT, Nibali took 1:32 on him in the MTF TT at the Giro. Betancur finished just a few seconds behind Uran.
As we all know, Quintana excels at MTT even more so then really hilly TT's; and would probably be rated as the better climber to Nibali.
So from this I summarize that it is possible an in form Quintana could take a minute or more on Uran. Of course both could very well, and likely have, improved from last year. Uran seems to have worked on his time trialing (shown by his win), so the gap between the two could probably be much less. I'd say around 30-45 seconds at the very least between the two (not gonna predict order though ), could be more as well.
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The Hitch said:Because I don't see any one stage at the tdf that stands out as a gc decider for that race as much as this one does here.
DenisMenchov said:This stage will most likely not decide the GC. It will probably eliminate a contender or two, but the showdown will be on the Zonc.