Giro ttt Who is the best team

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Who has the best team for stage 2 ttt

Is it a straight fight between garmin and sky?
or do astana and orica green edge, liq, bmc come into the mix?
 
May 28, 2012
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Orica seems to be the best team on paper, but in a TTT you need to have luck on your side.

Top favourites:
Cannondale, Orica, Sky, Garmin, OPQS

Other notable teams:
Radioshack, FDJ, Movistar, Blanco, BMC
 
Liquigas has always been good in teamtimetrials, but this is propably the worst team Cannondale could have lined up, I don't see them anywhere near the front. And FDJ is usually one of the worst ttt-teams there is
 
Jan 11, 2010
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It's not your standard TTT course, in fact it's pretty hard to predict what kind of team will do well of this. It might well be that having only climbers is not that much of a disadvantage.
 
Pentacycle said:
Orica seems to be the best team on paper, but in a TTT you need to have luck on your side.

Top favourites:
Cannondale, Orica, Sky, Garmin, OPQS

Other notable teams:
Radioshack, FDJ, Movistar, Blanco, BMC
I think there will only be 2 teams in contention Sky & OPQS.
 
Sep 2, 2010
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in what way is this not a standard TTT course?

That Cannondale team lacks most of the teams good TTers. They wont get anywhere in this TTT. Plus I'm surprised to see no mention of Astana. Nibali, Kessiakoff, Gruzdev, and Kangert are all powerhouse TTers. I feel that would have been in the prime position if Brajkovic was riding as well, but it'll probably be Garmin and Sky a few seconds apart with Astana a few seconds further back.
 
May 28, 2012
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Pippo_San said:
When I read Blanco I totally fell off my chair laughing :D
They have some good ttt-guys, and I reckoned Gesink and Kelderman will do some huge turns as well. I'm not expecting anything though, they're outsiders but nothing more.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Pentacycle said:
They have some good ttt-guys, and I reckoned Gesink and Kelderman will do some huge turns as well. I'm not expecting anything though, they're outsiders but nothing more.
That guy Pippo_San has some Rabo/Blanco issues, in fact naming them is not that crazy... in the Vuelta TTT they got 3d with a similar line up.
 

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