Tirreno–Adriatico

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  1. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Aye, I can't see Evans being caught tomorrow.

    9.3km ITT should be short enough not to cause any upsets.

    The weather conditions in Italia look cold though!


    Nice win for CE
     


  2. steve

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    I imagine Ivan Basso @12 seconds, would be the only danger for him.
     
  3. steve

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    1 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 4:37:58 2 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 3 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 5 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 6 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 7 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 8 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack
     
  4. limerickman

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    I think CE is a good enough TT'ist to hold off Basso (at least I hope he does /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif).
     
  5. steve

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    You might be right Lim, Ivan got it handed to him in a similar length TT in last years giro.


    Stage 1: Amsterdam - Amsterdam (ITT) 8.4km 1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:10:18 2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:02 3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 36 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:23 37 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
     
  6. Scotttri

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    I wouldn't think there would be many if any time trials in the last 4 to 5 seasons where Basso has beatin Evans, Evans is a far better ITT
     
  7. steve

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    Seems like it. Evans took time in the hill TT at last years giro. 2005 tour de france was the only time I could find were Basso finished in front of evans in a TT. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/cool.gif Anyway evans obviously has some good form, he smashed 'em in the last stage /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

    Stage 16: San Vigilio di Marebbe - Plan de Corones (TT) 12.9km 1 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:41:28 2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42 3 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:54 4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:01 5 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:07 6 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:10 7 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:36
     
  8. steve

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    Nice overall win by Cadel!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/cool.gif




    1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:10:33 2 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:09 3 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:19 4 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:20 5 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:00:22 6 Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad 0:00:24 7 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 8 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:25 9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:27 10 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:28 12 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:31 32 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:43
     
  9. slovakguy

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    have to agree with you on the quality win, steve. one thing to bear in mind is how evans will have to bury himself for hincapie in the upcoming p-r. hincapie did a great job of getting cadel in position on a few occasions. i'm thinking that evans will gladly repay g h for the effort.
     
  10. limerickman

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    Tirreno is a nice addition to any cyclist's palmares.

    Delighted for Evans.

    Weather conditions in Italia looked pretty bleak on certain stages. I always associate TA with good weather.
     
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