Tour de France Tour de France 2022: Stage 1 (Copenhagen – Copenhagen, 13.2k/ITT)

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Ganna has to be the favorite, but it's not a sure thing. I can see 5-6 riders less than 15" from first place. I give a small edge to Rog vs. Pog, Thomas should do well. Over the years, I found Uran to be a good ITT measuring stick for GC contenders and pretenders. Let's see how they fare compared to Rigo.
 
No magic white jersey for Pog so maybe his Tour TT superpowers will come to an end and the big drama will be him losing 5 seconds to Rog or Vingo.

Would be cool for Kung to capitalize on his great form and get the win, but hard to see past Ganna.
 
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Would love to see a performance of Pogacar which is not so inhuman, that the tour will stay exciting at least for a few stages.
But based on what I saw the last month and years I would say that Ganna will win this and Pogacar will come second at this stage pretty close to Ganna. All other GC contenders will lose already seconds if not minutes to Pogacar here..
Would love to be wrong...
 
Pog to win the stage 1 TT by a minute over Ganna and Wout. All the other GC guys pick up their toys and go home. Forum seizes up due to posting frenzy. :laughing:
Yes. That pretty much sums up the pre-race state of things and predictions. Not much more to add to that. Maybe you are just a bit too modest. As only 1 minute? Best to add 10 minutes as that is way better then a mere 1 minute?
 
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Would love to see a performance of Pogacar which is not so inhuman, that the tour will stay exciting at least for a few stages.
But based on what I saw the last month and years I would say that Ganna will win this and Pogacar will come second at this stage pretty close to Ganna. All other GC contenders will lose already seconds if not minutes to Pogacar here..
Would love to be wrong...
Pogačar can't beat all of Van Aert, Van der Poel, Küng and Bissegger in such a short flat TT. Nobody relevant for GC will lose minutes either.
 
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Would love to see a performance of Pogacar which is not so inhuman, that the tour will stay exciting at least for a few stages.
But based on what I saw the last month and years I would say that Ganna will win this and Pogacar will come second at this stage pretty close to Ganna. All other GC contenders will lose already seconds if not minutes to Pogacar here..
Would love to be wrong...
I think you will be... How will Roglic and Vingegaard lose minutes to Pogacar on 13 kms?

How will Pogacar beat Bissegger or Van Aert?
 
I think you will be... How will Roglic and Vingegaard lose minutes to Pogacar on 13 kms?

How will Pogacar beat Bissegger or Van Aert?
I said "seconds if not minutes ". So the better time trialists Roglic and Vingegaard will lose seconds. I would say 10 Roglic and 20 Vingegaard. Guys like Ben O'Connor can lose a minute here.
I think it´s possible that Pogacar will be faster than Bissegger and van Aert here..
 
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I think this is an interesting first stage because of the city route and the competitors. Ganna, Van Aert, Roglic, Küng, Pogacar, van der Poel sounds good for a time trial, even if very short. Should it not be Ganna who takes yellow this could shape tactics, too.
 
There is a rainy forecast for the riders that start latest. The course is super technical so bike handling skills will be needed.

Asgreen to take the opener
In the OP it states that the course is not very technical. I've heard people say it's not technical at all, except for the final 1/4 and I've also heard it's a very technical course.

Not to mention all the different weather forecasts. How am I able to predict this TT now?
 
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