Eneco Tour 2012 Stage 6

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TT of 17,4 km. Flat TT, no profile though.

My favorites are Contador, Chavanel and Phinney.

Don't underestimate Contador on flat TT. He can also do that, remember giro '11, paris nice '09 and tour '09 where the first 10 km were flat and he had the best time at that point.

Phinney, well that's obvious.

Chavanel is my joker, in the panne this year he was great in the TT.
 
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Miburo said:
Chavanel is my joker, in the panne this year he was great in the TT.
Have you seen the Olympic TT?
His 29th place there surely is an indicator of good form. :rolleyes:

Imo Kwiatkowski, Phinney and Durbridge should do well. Greenedge, OPQS and Rabobank to have several guys in the top 10 going for overall victory.
 
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Netserk said:
Contador to top 5. Boonen to top 10 and within reach of the overall :D
I hope Boonen does well but maybe a bit too long.

And Chavanel, well clear difference in the distance and who is participating otherwise I wouldn't mention Contador at this point.

Maybe Millar. Don't think De Gendt will do much, it's too short for him and I think he's really with the vuelta in his head.
 
Miburo said:
I hope Boonen does well but maybe a bit too long.

And Chavanel, well clear difference in the distance and who is participating otherwise I wouldn't mention Contador at this point.

Maybe Millar. Don't think De Gendt will do much, it's too short for him and I think he's really with the vuelta in his head.
I know it is optimistic, but I heard him say after the TTT that it was the best he himself had ever ridden, and although that doesn't translate directly to a ITT, I really hope he can do well:)
 
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There is a route though... :confused:



Not too technical but still enough turns to keep them from snoozing on the ride.
 
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ElChingon said:
There is a route though... :confused:



Not too technical but still enough turns to keep them from snoozing on the ride.
Yeah if it's straight ahead without many corners it's more fitting for the big gear people. So Contador maybe i'm too much fanboy, but still top 5 for sure.
 
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I'm going for dowsett to top 5, and gain Britain an 8th member for the worlds to help jtl be world champ :D

In all seriousness, I think phinney will be too strong
 
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13u33 Enrique Saez (Spa)
13u36 Staf Scheirlinckx
13u41 Sjef De Wilde
13u44 Laurens De Vreese
13u47 Tim Declercq
13u49 Jelle Vanendert
13u53 Sander Cordeel
13u59 Thomas De Gendt
14u01 Sebastien Rosseler
14u10 Kenny Dehaes
14u13 Kristof Goddaert
14u21 Frederique Robert
14u23 Bert De Backer
14u31 Gert Dockx
14u36 Tosh Van der Sande
14u38 Maarten Neyens
14u40 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
14u41 Greg Van Avermaet
14u47 James Vanlandschoot
14u55 Jelle Wallays
14u56 Pieter Jacobs
14u57 Sven Vandousselaere
14u58 Tom Van Asbroeck
15u04 Pieter Vanspeybrouck
15u06 Michael Van Staeyen
15u17 Jurgen Roelandts
15u18 David Millar (GBr)
15u20 Sep Vanmarcke
15u21 Alberto Contador (Spa)
15u22 Nick Nuyens
15u26 Kris Boeckmans
15u30 Frederik Veuchelen
15u33 Jan Bakelants
15u39 Ben Hermans
15u55 Dries Devenyns
15u56 Stijn Vandenbergh
15u57 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol)
15u58 Svein Tuft (Can)
15u59 Luke Durbridge (Aus)
16u01 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)
16u03 Jens Mouris (Ned)
16u05 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita)
16u07 Gert Steegmans
16u09 Lars Boom (Ned)
16u11 Alexander Kristoff (Noo)
16u13 Niki Terpstra (Ned)
16u15 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
16u17 Jens Keukeleire
16u19 Tom Boonen

Start list not full though but most important ones at least

Btw some sources say 14,4 km, real confusing but eneco tour site says 17,7. So yeah let's go with that I guess
 
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Cimber said:
Phinney or Chav. Contador is not there yet, but he should be top 15
Only top 15? I can't even remember the last time he wasn't top 10 in a TT lol
Btw Nuyens starts just before Contador... you see where i'm going with this? lol

Anyway Phinney has the best cards to win though.
 
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Miburo said:
Only top 15? I can't even remember the last time he wasn't top 10 in a TT lol
Btw Nuyens starts just before Contador... you see where i'm going with this? lol

Anyway Phinney has the best cards to win though.
Just trying not to get my hopes up ;) If all goes perfect top 5.

No Nuyens starts just after Bertie hehe
 
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Cimber said:
Just trying not to get my hopes up ;) If all goes perfect top 5.

No Nuyens starts just after Bertie hehe
Oh you're right, misread it I guess.

But Vanmarcke can't TT very well at least I think so it doesn't matter that much.
 
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The interesting thing about Contador's ITT is that it is an unfailed sample of his form.

Aside this, Chavanel, Phinney and my dark horse Durbridge:cool: are the favourites.
 

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The Hitch said:
I don't think contador is ready. If he still has it ttp wise we will.see at la vuelta.
You could very well be right Hitch. But I say it again, I think he will surprise 1 or 2 here. He just look different, behave and talk different but for the better.
Actually, I think these 6 months has been the best thing that happen to him, and I hope he´s gonna prove that, but surely, not TT´ieng for so long in a race will be a handicap.

I believe he will show us something else, a top 3 would indeed prove his form.
 

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airstream said:
Seems like the guys who came back usually got weaker exactly in tt.
Mostly if it´s a comeback from injury then you right.
He has been able to train all the time full throttle, that is the difference imo.
 

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