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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?
    Would you like a dream with that?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mabd View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    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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    Gesink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    who are "they"? you mean the losing teams?

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

    ed rader
    Please try to think about it next time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    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.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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