Tour de Suisse: Stage 6, Meiringen - La Punt (213.3km)

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Jan 11, 2010
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Goldberger said:
Haha, absolutely not. Løfkvist is clearly better than Gesink in time trials.
Don't let reputations fool you... in longer TTs in which they both participated, Gesink even has a slight edge on Löfkvist.

Gesink just can't do prologues, that's all.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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theyoungest said:
Don't let reputations fool you... in longer TTs in which they both participated, Gesink even has a slight edge on Löfkvist.

Gesink just can't do prologues, that's all.

No way, Løvkvist has up to now had a better level in both prologues and longer time trials, Løfkvist has many exellent results in tt's, while you can't exactly say the same about Gesink.

However, I think Gesink with an inspired ride, will beat Løfkvist in the last time trial in this race.
 
May 3, 2010
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DamonAlbarn said:
Jens Voigt (a couple of years ago at the tour): "Yesterday I asked Bjarne Riis, Bjarne! I want to go! Go! Go! But he said 'No'! Today I asked him, Bjarne I want to go, go, go! But he said 'No!' Later I asked him, can I go tomorrow I want to go, Bjarne I want to go! And he said 'Maybe'. I take that as a yes"

(or something to that effect)
complete nutter, jens Voigt
How can you not love Jens Voigt, truly one of my favorites.
 
May 3, 2010
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I am so bummed I didn't get to watch this. Great reading all the comments though. Sounded like a beautiful win by Gesink. I hope he is in the mix at the tour. Anyone know if this is replaying online somewhere?
 
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Goldberger said:
No way, Løvkvist has up to now had a better level in both prologues and longer time trials, Løfkvist has many exellent results in tt's, while you can't exactly say the same about Gesink.

However, I think Gesink with an inspired ride, will beat Løfkvist in the last time trial in this race.
Gesink was 10th in the Olympic time trial, at age 22. And he beat Löfkvist in the last two longer TTs they rode against each other. WTF do you have to do to be considered a decent TT-ist ;)
 
Apr 18, 2010
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Goldberger said:
No way, Løvkvist has up to now had a better level in both prologues and longer time trials, Løfkvist has many exellent results in tt's
According to CQ, Gesink and Löfkvist have directly competed in 7 ITTs. Gesink finished ahead 3 times, Löfkvist 4 times. Looking at cumulative time differences, Gesink leads by almost 2 minutes.

while you can't exactly say the same about Gesink.
He has finished top 10 in TTs in the Basque Tour (twice), Tirreno, Vuelta a Espana, Dauphine and at the Olympics.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Ouch. Goldberger out. Go back to Ski-jumping

I can't, im retired.......


But seriously, if Løfkvist and Gesink are both in top shape, and competing over a long time trial, im pretty sure Løfkvist wins. But let's see on Sunday:)
 

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Apr 23, 2010
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i didnt realise Gesink was any good at tts but 10th at the olimpics is very respectable
he should really hold on then i guess

what do people make of Morabitos chances, i had him down as a reuleur so surprised he wasnt dropped today
 
Goldberger said:
I can't, im retired.......


But seriously, if Løfkvist and Gesink are both in top shape, and competing over a long time trial, im pretty sure Løfkvist wins. But let's see on Sunday:)
Yeah, but he won't make up 1:50, neither would he win by much anyway.
You were flat out wrong underestimating Gesink's tt
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Yeah, but he won't make up 1:50, neither would he win by much anyway.
You were flat out wrong underestimating Gesink's tt

No I wasn't, I have always thought Gesink is a decent at tt, I just think Løfkvist is better. I also think Gesink will hold on in the time trial by a pretty good margin.
 
Jun 16, 2009
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And they say I am bad.:rolleyes: - Dutch!


Anyway, that was a pretty awesome ride by Gesink. Nobody can say he didn't come here with very very strong form. He was amazing! Gesink's celebration was...odd.

Great ride by Steve Morabito, he was with all the big boys which was pretty impressive. 3rd on GC so hopefull he can make some inroads or hold a top 5 gc position. He will be good for the tour.:)
 
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Beech Mtn said:
ACF will now either develop a huge crush on LA or be furious that you have blasphemed her true god by likening him to that false prophet. :p :D :eek:
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hfer07 said:
but the "new Evans" is the one "attacking" and getting older every day, of course..
Like we all are!

theyoungest said:
Sorry to say, but Gesink wasn't interested in winning this race. Not until today, at least. He spent a lot of energy in useless attacks in one of the earlier stages (the one that Schleck won) and took it easy in the prologue, because "it's all in function of the Tour anyway". This result obviously changes it.

People forget that the TT isn't the only stage to follow, there are still two other stages in which time differences can be made. If the GC stays the same, Gesink has it in the bag, barring accidents. He really isn't such a bad TT-er, the longer the TT, the better he does.
Of Course he wasn't.:rolleyes: But today's results obviously says he does care!

Great ride by Steve Morabito again. Hopefully he can put in a impressive performance in the final tt. I did not think he would be able to stay with the big guns to the finish.

The Dutch posters are getting behind there hero! Case for the defence!
 
ACF: he only was interested in this stage, it was al over the press here.

Obviously he didn't expect to be in the lead and definately not by this much, so now he will defend it (why let this chance go) ;)

Fact is he DID take it 'easy' on purpose in the prologue and did do useless attacks in the first hilly stage to 'test' himself in function of the Tour

So you can be weird however you want, all facts show what theyoungest say is true.
 
Jun 3, 2010
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Great to see Lance get back to somewhere near his best form. I can see Lance having the strength to drop contador on the climbs.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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What's wrong with his left arm, does it not reach above his shoulder? Or is he making a semaphore signal? Maybe it he is trying to tell us that something is going to happen at twenty past ten?
 
Nov 24, 2009
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Jamsque said:
What's wrong with his left arm, does it not reach above his shoulder? Or is he making a semaphore signal? Maybe it he is trying to tell us that something is going to happen at twenty past ten?
Maybe he is scared of getting a hand too far away from the bars? :p
 

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