IIRC Viviani decided to just watch Gaviria for the whole race, forgetting about Kluge and O'Shea racking up 55 points each and overtaking him. He did really badly that race, but then again it was better doing that then than now. I think he will be harder to do that against this time around, and might return to the race craft that got him to become European points race champion. However, anything is possible in that race.TMP402 said:How does he close 14 points to Viviani? Considering also that VIviani won the flying lap at the World Championships. I know Viviani did badly at the points race in the WCs, but he was being defensive because he was leading pretty handily.PremierAndrew said:Being the favourite =/= going to win, but along with Viviani, he has the highest chance of winning from heretristecsinamigos said:really? Anything can happen at the points race...PremierAndrew said:After that IP, I believe in him. He clearly trained a lot for the team pursuit, and thats more like a 2.5km solo effort. If anything, he might have lost a slight edge for the flying lap but I think hes the favourite for gold at this pointMatParker117 said:Flying lap and points race should not be a problem, kilo's the issue.