Worlds ITT: the favorite?

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LaFlorecita said:
Flo, I think cn ought to hire you to do a live ticker/EKG of your emotional state through every single pedal stroke of 1 of AC's races. It would look like a graph of a magnitude 15 earthquake. Your actual interpretations would be the verbal and emotional equivalent. And after he won,you'd be all 'told ya' like no big whoop.
 
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The Hitch said:
Is it more hilly than the Grenoble tt he won twice? Martin on form can put 3 minutes into anyone her on 50k flat. Is there enough incline in here to offset that?
even on canc? i don't think anyone can beat canc when he is at his best on this sort of TT (flat)
 
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kingjr said:
I think Cancellara is slightly overrated when it comes to long distance TT's. Sounds weird, but that's the impression i got from the last couple of years.
he has the best aerodynamic, the best engine and he is spartacus.

his problem is recovery.. a long TT after a few mountain stages and he just cannot smoke everyone like he usually does in one day events. add lack of motivation too... he has won everything TT wise..
 
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c&cfan said:
he has the best aerodynamic, the best engine and he is spartacus.

his problem is recovery.. a long TT after a few mountain stages and he just cannot smoke everyone like he usually does in one day events. add lack of motivation too... he has won everything TT wise..
...and Spartacus, like Wiggo, Froome and Evans, will not be taking part.

Contador or Martin for the win, Wilco Kelderman to surprise with a top 5, Westra with a top 10.:cool:
 
A finalised startlist would be handy.

The official website has had the message "soon available" for ever.
The UCI website just has the registered riders which is 4 for the most qualified countries from which 2 will actually ride.
 
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reginagold said:
Phinney a bit fluffed at being dropped in the TTT, he'll make top 3 this time or retire!
hmm, Phinney to be so angry about the team time trial that he rides the TT of his life and takes his first elite world TT championship title? Would be awsome! :D
 
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Contador said somewhere that he didn't think the course was hard enough.

On his twitter though he said he reckoned it twice and the first time he missed 2 climbs, maybe that 'interview' was after the first recon.

Actually kinda interesting :D
 
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El Pistolero said:
Kessiakoff would further undermine the prestige of this event.
So would a win by AC- I seriously hope that Martin will double up this year. I still see Froome on the Podium (3rd). AC might well take second. Hopefully a minute down or so.
 
SiAp1984 said:
So would a win by AC- I seriously hope that Martin will double up this year. I still see Froome on the Podium (3rd). AC might well take second. Hopefully a minute down or so.
Froome is not riding.

And why would a win by a rider of the class of Contador undermine the prestige of the event:confused:

He's a very good Time Trialist.
 
Miburo said:
Contador said somewhere that he didn't think the course was hard enough.

On his twitter though he said he reckoned it twice and the first time he missed 2 climbs, maybe that 'interview' was after the first recon.

Actually kinda interesting :D
of course is not hard enough.what was vorobyev's average speed?almost 50 km/h?that's not hard enough,probably the big guys will go above 51 km/h for this one.
i still think alberto is one of the favourites
 
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jens_attacks said:
of course is not hard enough.what was vorobyev's average speed?almost 50 km/h?that's not hard enough,probably the big guys will go above 51 km/h for this one.
i still think alberto is one of the favourites
They went 50 ??? Damn...But ok there's a lot of downhill too still that's fast :eek:
 
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With no spartacus or mod revival,it all comes down too Tony Martin and wether he has top form.If he does its a 2 minuite job;however if not 100% its wide open any of 10 could win
 
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Without Cance or Wiggins the only top favorite left is Tony Martin. Contador and TVG could get close but under normal circumstances I don't expect them to beat him.
However the course is quite tricky and Martin is not at the same level as last year so there could be a surprise.
 
No official itt thread yet?

13:32:00 57 ALBOS CAVALIERE David AND
13:34:00 56 ASADOV Elchin AZE
13:36:00 55 OYARZUN Carlos CHI
13:38:00 54 LENGYEL Gabor HUN
13:40:00 53 BORGERSEN Reidar Bohlin NOR
13:42:00 52 KANG Jiyong KOR
13:44:00 51 HUTCHINSON Michael IRL
13:46:00 50 THOMSON Jay Robert RSA
13:48:00 49 ZOIDL Riccardo AUT
13:50:00 48 JURCO Matej SVK
13:52:00 47 SARAMOTINS Aleksejs LAT
13:54:00 46 RAGONESSI Jose ECU
13:56:00 45 KONONENKO Mykhaylo UKR
13:58:00 44 KRASILNIKAU Andrei BLR
14:00:00 43 KOREN Kristijan SLO
14:02:00 42 BEWLEY Sam NZL
14:04:00 41 WACKER Eugen KGZ
14:06:00 40 GRUZDEV Dmitriy KAZ
14:08:00 39 TAMOURIDIS Ioannis GRE
14:10:00 38 BODNAR Maciej POL
14:12:00 37 SMUKULIS Gatis LAT
14:14:00 36 FIRSANOV Sergey RUS
14:16:00 35 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas LTU
14:18:00 34 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt RSA
14:20:00 33 TAARAMAE Rein EST
14:22:00 32 DE GENDT Thomas BEL
14:24:00 31 DOWSETT Alex GBR
14:26:00 30 MALORI Adriano ITA
14:28:00 29 KELDERMAN Wilco NED
14:30:00 28 KIRYIENKA Vasil BLR
14:32:00 27 BARTA Jan CZE
14:34:00 26 GUSEV Vladimir RUS
14:36:00 25 KANGERT Tanel EST
14:38:00 24 DYACHENKO Alexsandr KAZ
14:40:00 23 GRIVKO Andriy UKR
14:42:00 22 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas LTU
14:44:00 21 FUGLSANG Jakob DEN
14:46:00 20 BRAJKOVIC Janez SLO
14:48:00 19 GRETSCH Patrick GER
14:50:00 18 VANDEWALLE Kristof BEL
14:52:00 17 ROY Jeremy FRA
14:54:00 16 MEYER Cameron AUS
14:56:00 15 SERGENT Jesse NZL
14:58:00 14 VELITS Peter SVK
15:00:00 13 LARSSON Gustav SWE
15:02:00 12 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan ESP
15:04:00 11 WESTRA Lieuwe NED
15:06:00 10 GRABSCH Bert GER
15:08:00 9 DURBRIDGE Luke AUS
15:10:00 8 CHAVANEL Sylvain FRA
15:12:00 7 TUFT Svein CAN
15:14:00 6 VAN GARDEREN Tejay USA
15:16:00 5 PINOTTI Marco ITA
15:18:00 4 KESSIAKOFF Fredrik Carl Wilhelm SWE
15:20:00 3 PHINNEY Taylor USA
15:22:00 2 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto ESP
15:24:00 1 MARTIN Tony GER
 
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El Pistolero said:
Tony Martin has this in the bag.
If Contador has a superday, it's possible.

Martin hasn't shown that he's 100 % this year, been a long season for him too and it's not his favorite course. Contador can do it.

He can realise things we wouldn't think are possible, remember fuente de ? ;)

And he's a beast in a TT.
 

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