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Worlds ITT - Who will win it?

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issoisso said:
The replay was on TV. The "place" I get the races online from is currently down for maintenance, so whenever it's back I'll be sure to get the race and clip out the segments of Larsson drafting. It was really quite obvious.


The only time Larsson got close to Cancellara was after the corners because he simply had better technique than Cancellara in the corners.

I can see how people can argue that Cancellara was a good point for Larsson to follow, but that some people say he stayed in his slipstream is just ridiculous.
 
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Yet more proof that nationalism blinds people to obvious facts.

Watch the replay. He ducks in and out of the slipstream not once, not twice, but several times
 
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Yet more proof that nationalism blinds people to obvious facts.

Watch the replay. He ducks in and out of the slipstream not once, not twice, but several times

I am swedish, and I agree that Larsson was to close to Canc for a while. Especially a couple of kilometers just after Cancellara caught him. But it is also true that he was over a minute faster than Martin in the end and obviously he didn´t gain that amount of time by riding in the slipstream.

He did clearly benefit from the fact that he could use Cancellara as a pacesetter (how much is hard to say), and because of that you could perhaps argue that he won the silver medal thanks to his starting position. But to say he won it by riding in the slipstream isn´t really fair.