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Old 02-17-10, 04:31 PM   #1
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Why cover the wattage?

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Old 02-17-10, 06:23 PM   #2
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So Contador can't see it and laugh.
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Old 02-18-10, 12:46 PM   #3
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So Contador can't see it and laugh.
In all fairness, he probably covers it while he's riding to keep from pacing himself to a particular number. If you think you can make X watts, even if you're going all out, you'll see X and be happy with it. By having it covered, you won't ease up that little bit if you go over.
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Old 02-18-10, 06:41 PM   #4
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Maybe it's in protest to Contador not sharing his VO2max.....or maybe he doesn't want to spark debate over his watt ouput.

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Old 02-18-10, 07:16 PM   #5
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Many people cover it when they race...
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because the top number is the only one that matters in a TT?
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Old 02-19-10, 07:11 AM   #7
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Many people cover it when they race...
Was thinking you'd have some insight into this. Or is it to keep'em guessing until July as well?
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