Hilly TT of 40 km: Contador or Froome?

Hilly TT of 40 km - Contador or Froome, who is better?

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Jul 29, 2012
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Maybe put the debate in this thread. Already saw a lot of discussions around this, should be interesting.

I think Froome is for sure better in a flat TT, but in a hilly TT??

Anyway what do you think?

Adding a poll aswell, that's always fun lol
 
Jul 10, 2010
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Contador has done some very fine TT's in his career. I think it depends on whether the TT is on a Wednesday or a Thursday. On Fridays it will be 50/50, and on Saturday, neither one will win.
 
Nov 14, 2011
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For some reason I have it in my head that Contador hasn't riden a very good time trial for a few years since Jani beat him in the dauphine. I seem to remember him changing either his TT position or his TT bike
 
Jun 1, 2011
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Froome as well because of the downhill is as much as the up, there will be more time gained there than lost on the climb.
 
Jun 1, 2011
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LaFlorecita said:
Because Alberto descends like ****?
I think Froome is more aero and that counts big on the descent unless they are techincal, then I would favor Alberto. Froome has a few good ITTs under his belt this year and that also may count in his favor. Although Contador may know the course better?
 
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BillytheKid said:
I think Froome is more aero and that counts big on the descent unless they are techincal, then I would favor Alberto. Froome has a few good ITTs under his belt this year and that also may count in his favor. Although Contador may know the course better?
Well do u know if its tecnical or not? Because otherwise it makes no sense that u called it a advantage for Froome. If not, do any1 else know?

Froome will beat Bertie, but not by a huge margin
 
Jul 29, 2012
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LaFlorecita said:
Because Alberto descends like ****?
Contador is pretty good in downhills if he's into it, don't know though if the descent is technical but if it's true he reckoned it 8 times then i'm assuming it was a technical descent.
 
Jun 1, 2011
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Cimber said:
Well do u know if its tecnical or not? Because otherwise it makes no sense that u called it a advantage for Froome. If not, do any1 else know?

Froome will beat Bertie, but not by a huge margin
Yep, just looked at that. According to the map on Steephill, not. Froome.
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Just checked the profile of the climb, the first 3 km are around 7,8 % then it's usually around 4%.

Don't know who that benefits more though:confused:

One thing is for sure: This climb doesn't really suit purito that much, not steep enough.

Edit: Oh yeah btw Contador starts behind Valverde, might be important if valverde is going to suck, doubt it but you never know.
 
BillytheKid said:
I think Froome is more aero and that counts big on the descent unless they are techincal, then I would favor Alberto. Froome has a few good ITTs under his belt this year and that also may count in his favor. Although Contador may know the course better?
Froome and aero? Wait? What?


Allthough this looks pretty aero, but when you see his weird O-legs on a normal bike I couldn't imagine this position by him on a TT bike.



Pretty good as well.

Both don't have perfect TT positions like Martin and Wiggins, bur pretty good.
 
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Contador did a good TT in the enecotour and he has already been training on the TT parcour so I expect a very good TT from him but based on the Tour and Olympic TT I would say Froome will beat him by a small margin.

More important, how much will Rodriguez lose and can Valverde limit his losses in the TT compared to Contador and Froome but also to Gesink?
 
Contador was the master of Hilly ITTs, but if Froome maintains his form from the Olympics, he should beat AC by around 20-30 Seconds.
Has Valverde done any ITT which he cared about after his return. How he will perform will be interesting.
 

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