- May 13, 2009
Which would you rather like to see in a GT?
nvpacchi said:Only if they are the 150k+ TTTs like in the 1978 TDF.
luckyboy said:Is there anywhere to see the results/times for that? Would be interesting to see how big the time gaps were
Mellow Velo said:So far, everyone has voted for SB/cobbles, bar the 3 Armstrong fans.
nvpacchi said:check out tour-giro-vuelta.net. It is the most unbelievable database I have ever come across. Grand tour data for pretty much anything you can think of.
The 153k TTT was in stage 4 of the 1978 edition. Team Raleigh beat C&A by only 7 seconds . Hinault's (overall winner) Team Renault came in 4th around 5:15 down.
Team Jobo finished 10th 24 minutes down.
And to add insult to injury to the weaker teams, the top 5 teams received time bonuses, with the winning team receiving a 2 minute additional bonus.
The TTT didn't really help out Raleigh's leader Paul Wellens, while finishing 6th overall he still finished 14 minutes behind Hinault, even with a 7 minute advantage from the TTT.
Imagine the outcry if this stage happened in today's racing
+1.Climbing said:I dislike all of them inside a GT, but the most acceptable to me it's "strade bianche" (not "bianchi" ).
Eyeballs Out said:Cobbles for me
TTT is even more dull than a completely flat stage with no wind
Unless ........ it was a TTT over cobbles
Eyeballs Out said:what a great idea! TTT or ITT over cobbles!! minimzed crash risk but fun for the fans!
hfer07 said:Cobbles should be mandatory-So those called GT riders will finally be forced to show their a$$es in the Classics and become real riders