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Olano's hour guessing contest(6 posts)

Olano's hour guessing contestLazy
Jun 12, 2001 3:32 PM
Abraham Olano is going for the hour record this Saturday. Do you figure he'll get it? Will he break 50KM?

I think he's going to get it with 50.712 KM.

Whoever guesses closest wins the prize.
re: Olano's hour guessing contestJamesT.Kirk
Jun 12, 2001 3:51 PM
I'm going with 51 km. He averaged around 45 km/h in the 55 km time trial in the Giro. You'd think on the track (4 turns, no hills) he could hold 51...That's not quite 4 mph faster. We'll see. I'd like to see Lance try it.
re: Olano's hour guessing contestjschrotz
Jun 12, 2001 4:27 PM
I'll put in a wager that he falls short of Boardman's mark of 49.444. I'll guess 49.425.
He has the advantage of know how fast to go.Groucho Marx
Jun 12, 2001 8:14 PM
Olano, being a great time triallist (in my opinion better than Boardman [at least the modern Boardman]) will have the advantage of knowing what pace he needs to keep to beat the previous record. I think that he's going to get it because he is in great form from the Giro (I can't believe he kept it together in the mountains).
He has the advantage of know how fast to go.Adamz
Jun 13, 2001 2:14 AM
Olano is a big guy,

with a lot of class. I think the reason why he has a hard time in the mountains is because he is a clean dope free rider. At least I would like to believe he is clean. He prepared well this year and is now reaping the rewards. The guy has a near textbook perfect pedal stroke.

I think he has a great chance for taking the hour record.
So how fast do you figure he'll go? nmLazy
Jun 13, 2001 9:17 AM
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