in the P-N prologue. how does that happen?
The opposite is the case. Wiggens is Olympic champion in the pursuit and specializes in short TT's. He doesn't do as well in the longer TT'sfornaca68 said:I don't know what the surprise is. Conti is the best stage racer and rides on a team that focuses a lot of its training efforts on the ITT. Would he have beat Wiggins on an ITT course over 30 km? Perhaps not. .
I don't think it played a factor as It was raining for both Contador and Wiggensagm2 said:Also add in the variable weather today. It rained hard today but I'm not sure who got the good weather and who got the crap weather. I don't know if it played a factor but it's something to think about.
Sanchez is also a demon of a bike handler which probably helped in the wet. Watch the final stage of Paris-Nice last year, amazing bike ridingalbert owen said:It's worth noting that Sanchez was only another 2 seconds behind Wiggins. Another Spaniard who is on a mission?
Seems like it happens quite a bit actually. As others have pointed out with the results showing Contador beating Wiggins in this race before, in this type of prologue. It's not that surprising. He's been coming along nicely in his TT efforts over the last few years. There is a reason why he is the pre-eminent Grand Tour rider out on the roads today. He's dangerous in the TTs, and he can outclimb just about anyone around him on any given day.stevesbike said:in the P-N prologue. how does that happen?
You mean that Contador winning the Paris Nice progloue now has you thinking that Astana is more stacked than before, when he wasn't a Paris Nice prologue winner but had only won 3 GTs in the past 2 years?Wborgers said:2. Astana is absolutely stacked.