Wow. I'm not sure I can handle that.Argentius said:Nope. Straight time spits, IIRC
It could be decisive of many contenders' chances if it were longer, but at 38k, maybe not. Last year in the TdF, 15 of 21 teams lost more than 2 minutes in 68k and 9 lost more than 3, but few lost much more than that. Cut those in half, maybe? Every second counts, though.atpjunkie said:with regular time issued.y guess is some GC guys will say buh bye at this point. Savoldelli and Basso will come out on top. Simoni's squad may do okay,but CSC and Discovery are gonna drop this like a bomb on the Italian teams.
Argentius said:Nope. Straight time spits, IIRC
That was a weird, new socialist TTT thing the Tour experimented with recently. Realising it was junk, but not wanting Lance (or whoever) to gain 10 minutes on everyone, is why they scrapped it.
Look for Gonchar on T-Mobile to ride top 5-10 if he has form in the mountains. He will definitely do well in the TTs.cydswipe said:I'll be interested to see Jan's performance in this TTT. Who is T-mobile's captain for the Giro anyways? Is it everyone for themselves? Jan is riding for "fitness". So everyone else is dometicized for a 3 week trainig ride?
There are some idiots working the TDF these past few years. They realized that a 70k TTT can blow apart the contenders. So they institute these foolish time constraint bracket mumbo jumbo that led to the demise of their TTT.Argentius said:Yeah, I think that's why they made it so short -- to keep the splits in control. 38K with a tailwind. The ones in the Tour were more like 65-70.