Not that much time tbh. Beloki was always on great teams, Basso only was a contender in 04 and 05 and they didnt really lose time there. CSC was super strong in that discipline. If i remember correctly Ullrich never lost massive amounts of time and in the end, it was totally irrelevant as Armstrong just obliterated him on the first MTF of the race and from that point on, pretty much, there was never any doubt of who would win (Ullrich certainly wouldnt).Logic-is-your-friend said:That's not what he's saying imo. Who won the TTT doesn't matter because USP still created a big gap with the teams of Ulrich, Basso, Beloki... even if USP didn't win the TTT. We weren't debating if Armstrong was better or not, but whyy the time gaps were so much bigger than in recent tours.Valv.Piti said:Yeah, the TTT didnt matter one bit in terms of who won the race. Armstrong was superior to Ullrich, Beloki etc. every year outside of 2003.