Old 06-19-05, 05:04 PM
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hands in the drops in no more aero than on the hoods and all you have to do is bend more at the elbows to get the same position (these days most people who prefer the hoods to drops have their bars lower too)... in addition, with your hands on the hoods you are presenting less arm to the wind (less frontal area) so it's actually Gonzalez that actually had the advantage. in the drops you have way more leverage when you really want a lot of torque (e.g in sprinting) but this is not really necessary if you're just time trailing in as they were... I'd say Gonzalez was the smart one today...
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