First ITT late in TdF

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Cobblestones, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Cobblestones

    Cobblestones New Member

    Jul 2, 2007
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    What do you guys think of the first ITT so late in the race? For me, it's a welcome change. It gives the climbers (hello chicken) the possibility to really shine (in yellow even!) during the first mountain stages. I think it also changes the tactics of the first mountain stages since the gaps are much smaller than they would be after an ITT the first weekend. There's simply no clear favorite. The focus shifts more on attacks than defense.

    The most boring TdFs were the ones with the TTT the first weekend. Basically, the first 6-7 riders in GC belonged to the same team. Yawn.