- Sep 29, 2012
Another one where Sky's analysis of T Martin's TT being videoed and analysed was touted as a marginal gain.PEZ: Plateau de Beille?
JB: It was stage two of the Ronde de L’Isard which was part of the 1999 UCI under-23 World Cup.
We were an Italian team (UC San Paolo) and knew of most of the French climbs but hadn’t heard of the Plateau de Beille when the organisers faxed us the parcours.
Then someone said it was the one where Pantani had won in the 1998 Tour – I think that was the first time that it was used.
We got hold of videos of Pantani’s win and sat down and studied them.
Well here they're doing it for an U23 race in 1999.
Marginal gains would seem to be useful the first time you used it, otherwise it's a marginal maintenance yeah?