Vuelta 2012, Stage 11: Cambados > Pontevedra I.T.T. (39,4 kms)

Jul 8, 2010
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You just beat me, there were too many "who will beat who with how much time" threads.

Hope Contador will beat all the contenders, and except Froome he has got a really good chance, but if Froome will be the better, then I still don't think there will be more than 30 seconds between them.
 
Jan 3, 2011
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The course will mean that the time gaps between top 4 will be smaller than if it was a pancake flat course. My bet from the top 4:

Froome
Contador 30-40 sec
Valverde 1.40 - 2 mins
Purito 2 mins

Thereby everything will be open for when the mountains begin (and probably Purito and Valverde will be able to take back a little time on stage 12 making it even more open before stage 14)

EDIT: I doubt Matin till be able to win this considering the rough climb and the tecnical descent
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Martin, Froome and Contador are for me the absolute favorites.

De Gendt, Boom and Gesink could surprise.

I feel that the second part of the climb is going to be decisive, there you can gain a lot of time.
 
so based on the latest CN article- this ITT won't have much effect in the GC at all :) Froome might have the upperhand-but as he claimed- the parcours is "very technical" so the winner will be the one with the sharpest manovering along the route....

I still believe the stage win is between Conta & Froome-BUT don't discard PORTE at all;)
 
Starting Times
1º 13:09 VAN LEIJEN, Joost Lotto Belisol Team
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184º 16:32 MOLLEMA, Bauke Rabobank Cycling Team
185º 16:34 TEN DAM, Laurens Rabobank Cycling Team
186º 16:36 ANTON, Igor Euskaltel - Euskadi
187º 16:38 ROCHE, Nicolas AG2R La Mondiale
188º 16:40 MORENO, Daniel Katusha Team
189º 16:42 GESINK, Robert Rabobank Cycling Team
190º 16:44 VALVERDE, Alejandro Movistar Team
191º 16:46 CONTADOR, Alberto Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank
192º 16:48 FROOME, Christopher SKY Procycling
193º 16:50 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin Katusha Team

http://biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=54935
 

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