The Olympic Individual TT 2016. Rio de Janeiro. 54,6km

Who will win the Olympic gold in the men's individual time trial in Rio 2016?

  • Fabian Cancellara

    Votes: 23 14.9%
  • Jonathan Castroviejo

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Rohan Dennis

    Votes: 10 6.5%
  • Tom Dumoulin

    Votes: 50 32.5%
  • Chris Froome

    Votes: 33 21.4%
  • Ion Izagirre

    Votes: 4 2.6%
  • Vasil Kiryienka

    Votes: 6 3.9%
  • Tony Martin

    Votes: 12 7.8%
  • Nelson Oliveira

    Votes: 5 3.2%
  • Primoz Roglic

    Votes: 9 5.8%

  • Total voters
    154
  • Poll closed .
10/08/2016
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Climbs

2x Av. Estado Guanabara (0,5km; around 10-12%)

2x Grumari (1.3km; average grad 9.4%; max grad 24.1%)


2x Grota Funda (2.1km; average grad 6.8%; max grad 10.3%)


Previous winners

2012 Bradley Wiggins
2008 Fabian Cancellara
2004 Viatcheslav Ekimov
2000 Viatcheslav Ekimov
1996 Miguel Indurain
1924 Armand Blanchonnet
1920 Harry Stenqvist
1912 Rudolph Lewis
 
It's hard to look past Froome or Dumoulin for the gold medal. The last podium spot is very much up in the air, though. Cancellara looks to be in great shape, Izagirre has been great all season, though his shape doesn't look that good. Kriyienka? Who knows? Roglic could be an outsider, and you can never count out Tony. Will be great!
 
Sep 19, 2013
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Netserk said:
Froome won't medal :eek: ;)
You wouldn't think so after yesterday's efforts. Tony Martin has a good chance here, but is Dumoulin recovered enough to keep his position good for long enough. I think the injury may cost him a little too much. Probably just a podium for him, shame.
 
Froome spent a lot yesterday, but the TT is on wednesday, I don't think that's decisive. On the other hand he didn't look great, which is a bigger worry, but I think he's still the favourite.
 
Bavarianrider said:
2 laps with 29,5km make 54, 6km. Am i missing something? :confused: :confused:
Yes, the circuit is 24,7km long, but the TT includes a run in from the start to the circuit, and from the circuit to the finish. The women's TT does the run in from the start, then only goes around the circuit once before going to the finish, so is 24,7km shorter.
 
Heart says Cancellara, head says Dumoulin.
Cancellara looked really great yesterday so maybe he can at least get a medal, his climbing shape seems to be good. Dumoulin ofc completely depends on how his hand healed. If he is okay he will win, I'm pretty sure about that. Otherwise Froome is probably the favorite.
 
Jun 22, 2015
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Don't know why martin is heavily playing his chances down. He will lose time up the steep climb but the lenght of that tt should definitely plays into his hands and he should get that time back.
 
Feb 6, 2016
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It's not too much of a tragedy, even if Dumoulin is injured; he's 25 and will most likely have another two chances to get gold. Roglic is the great unknown in all this; I think he'll get bronze (and the climbs should advantage him, given his physique).
 
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Cannibal72 said:
It's not too much of a tragedy, even if Dumoulin is injured; he's 25 and will most likely have another two chances to get gold. Roglic is the great unknown in all this; I think he'll get bronze (and the climbs should advantage him, given his physique).
TT'ers don't dominate for 8 years, and rarely for more than 1 Olympic cycle. And this parcours is absolutely perfect for him. He'll likely never dominate the absolute flat TT's
 
I think there are holes in the chances of all the favourites. Something tells me that Cancellara has a good chance of a medal. What colour? I don't know.

We could be going old-school with a Martin - Phinney - Cancellara podium.
 
There are 38 riders, given the withdrawals of Nibali and Porte. The course has a 24.8km loop that is done twice, with a 2.5km run in/out.

So how are they managing this in terms of start times? Will there be 19 no-hopers first, with all of these completing their second laps before the favourites start at all, or will they allow some to be starting lap 1 as others start lap 2? I suppose a more radical solution might be to have riders starting at 30 second intervals; that way they could have constant starts, but avoid riders on different laps alongside each other.

In short, I suppose I'm asking if the start times have been released?

The UCI site still describes cobbles on each lap: that is definitely out of date, yes?
 
Nov 1, 2015
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What about Rohan Dennis? He is a good TT rider and can climb, but a lot of people don´t think that he can win.
 
Some sources, including New Zealand Olympic Committee's own site, are reporting that George Bennett and Zac Williams are both in the Time Trial. Only countries that had a top twelve finisher(as Poland and Italy had 2 in top ten) in the 2015 WC ITT get a second rider in this event (and therefore not New Zealand): am I right?
 

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