Is this the one Roche won and then gave out yards about, saying the organisers were trying to get people killed?SafeBet said:I'd love to see a DTT every now and then in GTs but some would argue they're too dangerous. I recently rewatched the Giro TT descending from the Poggio and it was undoubtedly great racing.
In the TDF last year when Nibbles and Sagan went on attack it didn't look like Nibbles had any trouble keeping up with Sagan. In fact, Nibali was leading them down.Pippo_San said:In that list the best are definitely Sagan and Cancellara when they want to go full out...in the Poggio descent at last year MSR Nibali was almost in trouble.
Moser is also known as a very good descender. Paolini definitely is a wonderful descender.
As said before many sprinters must be incredible descenders, but what do we know, never had a chance to really appreciate them. I recall some years ago Cipo saying they did crazy stuff on the descents.
I think it is a myth.Dekker_Tifosi said:Most likely the best descender are the descenders we never get to see. Eg, the sprinters back in the peloton.
You can bet your *** that a guy like Mark Cavendish is a far more spectacular descender than Nibali.
It's logical too. Sprinters have to take a lot of time back in the descends to make the time cut.
It's not a myth, they asked pro riders often who they think is a good descender and they always end up naming pure sprinters instead of Nibali, Cancellara etc.personal said:I think it is a myth.
They are probably very good, but not as guys on the front.
I don't get this. How can riders complain that the organizers are putting in twisty descents? They are they so the skillful and brave riders can exploit the terrain. If you feel like it's too dangerous, you just go slowly. It's that simple really.Zinoviev Letter said:Is this the one Roche won and then gave out yards about, saying the organisers were trying to get people killed?
That's who I thought of when I read the thread. That was an epic ride. The qualifier is "now" so it is Nibali who is awesome (Alberto, too).Billie said:Anybody still remembers Cormet de Roseland in 2009? Hard rain, lots of attackers 1-2 minutes in front of the peloton at the top when Hushovd attacks. No clear images untill the end of the descent and suddenly Hushovd is alone in front