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    Senior Member DanielS's Avatar
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    2008 Giro to include FOUR time trials!

    The first and last stages, plus two in between.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...ec07/dec02news

    Any thoughts on who this will favour?

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    The view is the reward steephill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielS View Post
    The first and last stages, plus two in between.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...ec07/dec02news

    Any thoughts on who this will favour?
    I briefly thought it would favor Paolo Savoldelli, but now that he's riding for LPR, who knows how he'll do in the team time-trial. Also, there is a long, steep mountain time-trial that doesn't work in his favor either. In fact, there is only 59k of flat, individual time-trialing in total. I think the number and type of time-trials will favor CSC's Andy Schleck more than anybody.

    FYI, I have Giro d'Italia 2008 maps, profiles, some analysis and links to other resources on my
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    Last edited by steephill; 12-02-07 at 01:42 AM.

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    starting pistol means war YMCA's Avatar
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    This course doesn't suit pure TT'ests.
    Long flat 30-60k tests are what those guys want.
    This is more like a variety for both the 80kg guys and the 55kg guys.

    As usual, it's a 3 week contest that rewards the all arounder that must be able to climb high mountains.

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    Blast from the Past Voodoo76's Avatar
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    4 TT's? That's the last straw, im skipping the Giro!!

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    looks exciting.

    i geuss this year it will switch. The tour will favor climbers and the giro will favor a TT'er. but those mountains still look brutal.

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