Libertine Seguros said:Actually ALL of Kronplatz is a dirt road. The first 7km or so is the Passo Furcia, before they turn left onto Plan de Corones proper.
python said:if you personally rode it and posted pictures id be inclined to take your word.
until then i will go with cyclismag statements about the surface and the video posted earlier clearly showing hard surface and dirt surface.
Libertine Seguros said:When I said all of Kronplatz was dirt roads, it was because I was being pedantic, as only that last 5km of dirt roads is officially Kronplatz.
Libertine Seguros said:1) you think Evans is a better consistent pace climber than Sastre? Evans is good but we haven't really seen much of him climbing on his own, especially not out front, to tell.
Dekker_Tifosi said:Yup the 'it suits time triallists more' about the Kronplatz can be disregarded imho.
Because if Sella, Ricco and Pozzovivo are in the top 10 last time, then I think that says everything there is to say
search said:11 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC +01.55
13 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems +02.17
14 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team CSC +2.18
if it has been a regular mountain finsih these guys would definitely lose 5+ so there must be an advantage,
Good question. My best guess would be that it is linguistically related to 'Krone' which is a cognate of the word crown. The Italian is 'Plan De Corones', with Corones being related to 'corona', which means crown in Latin.dgodave said:Does KRONplatz have anything to do with time, linguistically?
dgodave said:Does KRONplatz have anything to do with time, linguistically?
trompe le monde said:Good question. My best guess would be that it is linguistically related to 'Krone' which is a cognate of the word crown. The Italian is 'Plan De Corones', with Corones being related to 'corona', which means crown in Latin.
Cool. Makes perfect sense.kjetilraknerud said:I think most mountains in the region (South Tyrol) have names in both german and italian. Krone is german for crown.
So the linguistical meaning of Kronplatz is probably "Place of the Crown"/Crown Place" or something like that.