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Giro Stage 12: ITT

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Jasper said:
Great effort by Visconti, I think this is the first real target time for the big guns, although others have already beaten his time with almost a minuten at the first intermediate. The difference with the slowest riders today will be immense. What's the time limit actually?
25 % of the winner's time today (excluding special cases, like accidents).
 
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Not seen Menchov, but di Luca has no aero bars and looks far too urgent/choppy/upright for early part of TT. Could lose big time yet.
 
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Lance is again at Brajkovic's pace for 2nd time check.

Maybe slower starters will do better here, unlike the usual flat long TT's, where winners dominate all time checks.
 
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Parrot23 said:
Lance is again at Brajkovic's pace for 2nd time check.

Maybe slower starters will do better here, unlike the usual flat long TT's, where winners dominate all time checks.
Yes, very big differences between time checks (see Bosisio).

Armstrong, Basso, Sastre all with similar times at the first check.