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AndySchleckfan 09-25-13 08:40 PM

Martin only 80seconds slower than his team of 6?
 
I am just a bit confused on how One main- Tony Martin- can ride 58km in 1:05:36 and his team of six, very skilled TT, takes 1:04:16? Wouldn't you think big gains could be made especially over 58km with six men, and only the 4th man taking time? What accounts for this?

jyl 09-25-13 08:54 PM

You always ride slower when you're pulling a trailer.

Seriously, that is amazing if so. Was it exactly the same route? Wind a factor?

Leinster 09-25-13 11:05 PM

Motivation? Saving himself for the important one?

THSdrummer 09-26-13 06:55 AM

Does anyone know Tony's speed for the ITT?

I do think it's a bit crazy how close his individual TT is to the TTT though.

canam73 09-26-13 11:54 AM

58k in 1:05:36 is 53.05 kph or 33.16 mph.

jyl 09-26-13 07:23 PM

I can ride 33 mph on the flat - for maybe 5 seconds!

mr_pedro 10-04-13 05:22 AM

Was is under the exact same conditions? Many things will affect your speed on a bike: wind, temperature, road surface, hills, air pressure, rain...

MinnMan 10-04-13 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_pedro (Post 16130846)
Was is under the exact same conditions? Many things will affect your speed on a bike: wind, temperature, road surface, hills, air pressure, rain...

I don't care what the conditions are. Unless it's all down hill or a favorable tailwind the entire route, 33 MPH for 40 miles is phenomenal.

mr_pedro 10-05-13 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MinnMan (Post 16131136)
I don't care what the conditions are. Unless it's all down hill or a favorable tailwind the entire route, 33 MPH for 40 miles is phenomenal.

That is not the point.

MinnMan 10-05-13 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr_pedro (Post 16135792)
That is not the point.

Well, no, it's not your point. It's mine. I guess that's not allowed?

cyclezen 10-17-13 08:40 PM

no surprise, Tony Martin, a whole lotta awesome
guy can ride the bike and put a whole lotta hurt into others
same for Cancellara


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