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Old 02-19-06, 05:35 PM   #1
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Picture of Danielson making making up a minute in 3k

Just thought you guys might enjoy this picture i snapped of my favorite moment to today's Tour of California Prolouge...Danielson covers the 1 minute gap to pass this poor Lotto rider (im sorry i forgot his name).

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Old 02-19-06, 06:14 PM   #2
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That was amazing. he completely through us off.
The timing system is accurate, but it requires a little finesse to capture the riders, especially when they get out of order. None of the UCI comms expected anyone to get caught on that course.

And then because we were tossed upside down, we weren't straight on who was leading for some time, until Julich blew through under 5 minutes.

So I apologize for the lack of information. My fault.

Wasn't that a cool scene on top of Telly Hill?
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Interesting that Danielson isn't riding a TT bike. At least that looks like drop bars on his bike with clip on aero bars and spoked wheels. Landis, Levi and several others that I saw on the streaming video looked to be in thier full TT get-up.
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ya...i noticed that too...some guys had full tt setups, others were on their standard road bikes without any extra aero bars...and at the end when they brought Leipheimer on stage for a few minutes before he went down to get his jersey, he was talking about how during the warm up, he was trying to decide between his road bike and tt bike...maybe it was that climb that made people choose a straight road setup? (im pretty new to the pro racing scene, so i could be way off...)
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ya...i noticed that too...some guys had full tt setups, others were on their standard road bikes without any extra aero bars...and at the end when they brought Leipheimer on stage for a few minutes before he went down to get his jersey, he was talking about how during the warm up, he was trying to decide between his road bike and tt bike...maybe it was that climb that made people choose a straight road setup? (im pretty new to the pro racing scene, so i could be way off...)
you're right. most riders perfer a standard road setup to climb with. with the course being so short and the blast up the hill so important i too would have ditched the aero bars.
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you're right. most riders perfer a standard road setup to climb with. with the course being so short and the blast up the hill so important i too would have ditched the aero bars.
You would have been making a big mistake.
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you can still get a decent position in the clip ons.
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[smartass]Wow, that is quite an angle they are at. How do they stay upright and not tip-over when the road is not only going up, but also sideways at the same time?
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...a060/jd06tca_6
here is cycling news picture of the catch, is alec006 in this pic?
by the way the lotto guy is Olivier Kaisen.
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You would have been making a big mistake.
ah, yeah, you're right. i wasn't thinking. i still wouldn't go with a full TT set up though. i'd do the clip ons on the road bike like danielson has in the pic.
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I knew that the choice between setups would be a big part of the prologue. Didn't George ride the TT bike while most of the other Disco guys ride road setups with aero clipons? I think most CSC riders had TT bikes.
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I think most of the difference in times came from that hill. I think lightest bike with clip on aero bars would have been the best choice.
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