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Old 07-07-09, 07:42 AM   #1
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Maybe not use a time-trial bike for the TTT?

With the course having lots of corners, tight stretches would a time trial bike be a disadvantage?

Maybe opt for some sort of "hybrid" time trial bike with better handling?
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I am blaming these TT bikes for all the crashes-- they would have been much better off with more maneuverable bikes!
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I am blaming these TT bikes for all the crashes-- they would have been much better off with more maneuverable bikes!
who are "they"? you mean the losing teams?

i didn't see anyone from the teams that matter hitting the deck.

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bBox doesn't matter?!?!?!?!?!? Oh...you're right...they don't.
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Rabobank. You might think otherwise, but they do (did?) have 2 potential GC contenders.
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Liquigas had a few riders on Hybrids.
And guess who did the surprise ride of the day?
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No surprise to me. If you saw any of the Giro you knew Liquigas is strong.
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Rabobank. You might think otherwise, but they do (did?) have 2 potential GC contenders.
who besides menchov...allegedly?

didn't menchov try to lose the giro by crashing on the last TT also?

his team should have left him in the gutter ..........

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Liquigas had a few riders on Hybrids.
And guess who did the surprise ride of the day?
at the 2009 ATOC prologue and ITT at solvang a majority of the liquigas team were on road bikes with clip-ons. that's just how they roll ... i'll bet their domestiques don't even have TT bikes .

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who besides menchov...allegedly?

didn't menchov try to lose the giro by crashing on the last TT also?

his team should have left him in the gutter ..........

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at the 2009 ATOC prologue and ITT at solvang a majority of the liquigas team were on road bikes with clip-ons. that's just how they roll ... i'll bet their domestiques don't even have TT bikes .

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That's probably to show their level of respect for that race.
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Gesink.
like lance and bruyneel have said there are eight guys that can win the tour. four are on astana and gesink ain't one of the other four. menchov maybe ....

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That's probably to show their level of respect for that race.
naw, their domestiques aren't issued TT bikes i'll bet.

here's a couple of pics from the ITT from 2007............

domestique....

http://erader.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p925603058-4.jpg


http://erader.zenfolio.com/p54909062...13b1#h2e6813b1


GC...

http://erader.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p521095224-5.jpg

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who are "they"? you mean the losing teams?

i didn't see anyone from the teams that matter hitting the deck.

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Please try to think about it next time...
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like lance and bruyneel have said there are eight guys that can win the tour. four are on astana and gesink ain't one of the other four. menchov maybe ....

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Evans, Sastre, A Schleck, ???

Today, best placed GC contender not on Astana is Christian Van de Velde (sorry, I'm not going to count Millar). As of now, I like Kreuziger's chances for the podium over Menchov, Evans and Sastre.
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