Bert Grabsch World TT Championships

Aug 16, 2011
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How will former world TT champ Bert Grabsch stack up against others in this year world championships, where do you think he will place? top 10, maybe podium?
 
Jun 15, 2011
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Top ten is certainly a possibility, but there is too many corners for him to contest a win. His win in the German NC was on fairly straight course iirc.
 
Sep 18, 2010
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Gosta1 said:
Top ten is certainly a possibility, but there is too many corners for him to contest a win. His win in the German NC was on fairly straight course iirc.
Interesting - who else might be suited/not suited to this particular course?
 
Jun 15, 2011
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Cancellaras technique going through corners is superb (not excatly groundbreaking info:p), and he handles repetetive accelerations quite well. Got a slight edge on Martin in that department, but it's hard to look past a Martin win in the form he is at the moment.

Wiggins is in the other side of the spectrum, along with Grabsch. Does'nt handle alot of accelerations well. And if there is wind coming in from the east, he will have a harder time coping with that than the other, heavier favourites.
 
Jun 7, 2011
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I think even though Martin has been in blazing TT form recently, Cancellara will whip him. Last year Canc got beaten by menchov and velits in the vuelta tt and went on to win by a substantial margin. He is better at one day TT events than anybody else.
 
Jun 15, 2011
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yep, the fact that Canc does'nt have to drag his 80kg frame over mountainpasses prior to the tt certainly works in his favour. And he never has been so dominant in other ITTs compared to the WC. He excels in the worlds. But one and a half minute is a huge gap that can't entirely be explained by poor recovery. Then again, as mentioned earlier, the course suits him, and I hope for a close and exciting race. The last WC ITTs been soo boring and predictable.
 
Jun 7, 2011
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personally i'd like to see martin take the TT win, and it seems like the biggest challenge canc will have faced until now, but I'd still put my money on Cancellara.
 
Jun 16, 2009
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On a super flat, straight course, Grabsch can be hard to beat. I am not sure what the course is like in Copenhagen.
 
Jun 15, 2011
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Two laps of 23 km. It will stupid to totally discount Grabsch, given that he crushed Martin in the German NC, but he was well of pace in the Vuelta TT, on a course that really suited him (just one big turn iirc). The WC course certainly does'nt suit him.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Gosta1 said:
Two laps of 23 km. It will stupid to totally discount Grabsch, given that he crushed Martin in the German NC, but he was well of pace in the Vuelta TT, on a course that really suited him (just one big turn iirc). The WC course certainly does'nt suit him.
That's pathetically low.
 

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