Quintanas time of 40:15 meas he would have done Alpe in 38:50 if we assume the same weather conditions. Make of it what you will.
Fair enough, but I'm not sure that results in a week long stage race are indicative of a racer form. Riders use them for different purposes.Netserk said:
He was, but he was climbing incredibly well in that last week on Alpe d' Huez (he was the strongest of the favourites) and obviously the stage he won to Semnoz, beating Froome and J-Rod with Contador 3 minutes down the mountain.Escarabajo said:His performance was very similar to Alpe 2013 and he was very young at the Tour.
Froome at PSM and Ax3 managed to put at least a minute into the next best rider though.Brullnux said:Jens says this was the same as Froome psm, which is incredible really. I don't think Nairo has that much more room to improve until he reaches his peak. It means that effectively all the top 5 were doing 6w/kg or thereabouts. They are all in great shape. The Giro is still open I think.
How is that?Bavarianrider said:Quintanas time of 40:15 meas he would have done Alpe in 38:50 if we assume the same weather conditions. Make of it what you will.
I will make nothing of your comment because it is not supported with any backing for your claim.Bavarianrider said:Quintanas time of 40:15 meas he would have done Alpe in 38:50 if we assume the same weather conditions. Make of it what you will.
A good prediction supported by data. Well done. Interesting that according to those tables Dumoulin was 6 secs faster than Quintana over the last 5km of Blockhaus.Dekker_Tifosi said:Well Dumoulin's velon data was this:
Note: this was just the attack bit (from 5km to 3km approx)
This was Quintana
In pure power output Dumoulin is looking good for the TT.
Obviously the distance isn't right - 5km in less than 7mins on that climb is physically impossible. But the indicator of TT results was spot on and is there any accurate verification of the times over the last 5k of Blockhaus as that would be a useful indicator in predicting TD's chances of holding on to Milan or not.SeriousSam said:I doubt they completed the last 5km in about 7 minutes.
Big gaps considering the climb though.SeriousSam said:Minimal gaps to the other though. Entire field was quick today. Short __/ stage after an active recovery sprint stage with Movistar setting a sharp tempo from the bottom of the climb.