And who will wear the rainbow jerseys? All the guys of the winning team when they ride TTT in their trade teams?Buffalo Soldier said:A TTT WC is great. But should't be held that close to the 'normal' WC. This won't be taken serious, i'm afraid.
Interesting.Ryo Hazuki said:the ttt will be raced in teams not countrys
I haven't ridden the whole course yet, but those who have say it's really hard. The final circuit of 16,1 km will be ridden eleven times. After about 2 km you have the first climb to Fiesole, some 4,5 km long, not very hard, with a maximum slope of 9 %. (profile), on a wide road. Then follows a 3 km technical descent, IIRC, followed by two fast kilometers towards Florence. Suddenly a turn right gets to the muur of Via Salviati, a 600 m steep climb with an average gradient of 12 % and a maximum of 19 % (but I have also heard more than 20). A couple of km of fast descent lead to the final flat 3,5 km.Michele said:Rai showed the route tested by Cassani and there should be 2 climbs; the first one is done with 53 and he said that it's not so hard but you going over it 11 times, make it thought.
The downhill quiet fast and not tricky.
The second one is harder and it get easier in the last 200metres (around 4%) where he thinks the winning escape might take place.