kurtinsc said:I don't think it's realistic to just take the TTT out.
A more realistic comparison would be to take out the TTT... then add in another ITT.
The only person that would be helped by that switch would be Wiggins. Lance beat all the other GC top 10's not on Astana in the Annecy TT. He also beat all of them but Wiggins, Nibali and Kreuziger in the Monaco TT.
The TTT instead of an ITT actually HELPED the Schlecks. They would have lost much more time if they didn't have Cancellera towing their behinds in a TT.
The point was to demonstrate how much the TTT helped put Lance on the podium. You are correct however that the Schleck's would have lost more time in an ITT.