Stage 5: Piacenza - Cremona, TTT 38 km

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  1. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Correct.
     


  2. limerickman

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    I agree.
    The TTT result shouldn't have a massive impact.
    The course is relatively short and I can't see the main contenders gaining/losing major time unless something freakish happens.
     
  3. musette

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    What do you consider "major time" (e.g., more than 1'30"?), and do you, from your suggestion, exclude Rujano in that list of major contenders?
     
  4. limerickman

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    Major time ?
    I would be surprised if there is anything more than 30secs between the main contenders on the course.
    (main contenders being Basso, Savoldelli, DiLuca, Simoni, Cunego)

    I don't think that Rujano is gunning for overall GC.
    I could be wrong in that, of course.
     
  5. Rhubarb

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    Excellent post. While it is clear that Wolfix supports or at least takes an interest in DC, to call or suggest that he maybe xenophobic is totally out of line. Wolfix has made many insightful and informative posts, from which I have learnt much. And more than fair enough for an American (I believe) to support an American team.

    I think even the hint of Limerick labelling Wolfix as xenophobic deserves an apology as it is clearly not the case.

    The forum could certainly do with less posts totally obsessed with DC, however, those who are constantly negative about DC are boring me too tears all the same.

    However how one team and in particular, one rider, can polarize so many people is what I happen to find quite amusing. :cool:
     
  6. Eldrack

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    Hmm, they seem to have dropped 3k of the time trial, any one know where it went?

    Times so far (from cycling news):
    1 Davitamon-Lotto 38.04 (55.17 KPH)
    2 Milram 0.05
    3 AG2R-Prevoyance 0.14
    4 Bouygues Telecom 0.15
    5 Liberty Seguros-Wurth 0.17
    6 Saunier Duval-Prodir 0.18
    7 Cofidis 0.26
    8 Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni 0.29
    9 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare 0.33
    10 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0.48

    With CSC just off the start ramp. Suprise there from Liberty, would have thought they would have done better. And Selle Italia is only 11 seconds behind Saunier, thats quite interesting too. I reckon the top guns (CSC, DC, TM) should all be going for sub 38 minute times.
     
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    Simoni's Saunier Duval at 38'22", relative to best so far of 38'04" of D Lotto.
     
  8. musette

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    Simoni has only gained 11 seconds on Rujano.
     
  9. musette

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    After 9.7 km only, CSC is already 20 seconds faster than Lampre.
     
  10. musette

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    At second time check, CSC is 20 seconds faster than Liquigas.
     
  11. musette

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    At 22.5 km time check (#3), CSC is 31 seconds over Liquigas, 44 seconds over Lampre.
     
  12. musette

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    DiL gains 44" over Simoni.
     
  13. musette

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    "Discovery seems to have trouble finding its rythm in this first part of the race, as they are currently 24 seconds down after 10 kms of racing - only eighth behind CSC." From cyclingnews.
     
  14. Eldrack

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    Absolutely shocking time by DC at the first time check, way off the pace. Big suprise there. Maybe they will wind it up for the second half but I don't think they can get CSC.
     
  15. Eldrack

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    Results:

    1 Team CSC 36.56 (56.859 km/h)
    2 T-Mobile 0.01
    3 Discovery Channel 0.39
    4 Liquigas 0.42
    5 Francaise des Jeux 1.00
    6 Gerolsteiner 1.03
    7 Quick.Step-Innergetic
    8 Lampre-Fondital 1.04
    9 Phonak
    10 Credit Agricole 1.07
    11 Davitamon-Lotto 1.08
    12 Milram 1.13
    13 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 1.14
    14 Rabobank 1.17
    15 AG2R-Prevoyance 1.22
    16 Bouygues Telecom 1.23
    17 Liberty Seguros-Wurth 1.25
    18 Saunier Duval-Prodir 1.26
    19 Cofidis 1.34
    20 Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni 1.37
    21 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare 1.41
    22 Euskaltel-Euskadi 1.56

    Suprise there by T-Mobile, didn't expect them to come that close to winning. And if Kessler hadn't dropped off at the very end they could have done it. What the hell happened to DC? Very bad day for them. Gonchar in pink now.
     
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    Velonews live coverage says "last minute change to accomodate construction."
     
  17. DV1976

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    And now musette can try and explain to all of us how "Fat" Jan and his team embarassed Discovery today in their speciality... :cool:
     
  18. Eldrack

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    That will be amusing to watch indeed. I wonder what DC's official line on this is going to be.

    Also, how long do you reckon Goncha can keep the Maglia Rosa? Obviously he'll keep it tomorrow but what about stage 7, I suspect he might drop off the pace on that stage but tbh I don't know how good his climbing is.
     
  19. Bjorn P.Dal

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    Hmm, yes.
    I can't wait to read her analysis as to why her previous analysis was wrong.
    (no seriously, I dont read her posts)
     
  20. bobke

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    Yeah lets here it Musette :)

    Big surprise from Disco.
    I think they blew 30 seconds they didnt need to.
    But I guess they stocked the tem with climbers: Danielson Beltran Rubiera
    but still should have done better.
    CSC was great a T Mobile really stong a bit surprising but with Rgers Ullrich and Gonchar...
     
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