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Saeco in TTT(2 posts)

Saeco in TTTPeter E
Jul 12, 2001 8:50 PM
I'm just courios how the Saeco-team normally do in TTT's. are they a strong team in it?? I haven't actually ever seen them in one but what i think they should be good at it. cause what that team normally do at races is to keep the speed up to stop escapes so that it is a sprint at the end where they also must have really godd speed to make ready for the final sprint for Cippo. I'm i completly wrong with this disscution or is that right??
They are not that great.Cima Coppi
Jul 13, 2001 6:10 AM
I checked out how well Saeco did in last years TTT and they finished 15th overall, so it was not a good performance. If you think about it on a road stage, they really only take control of the race in the last few km's, and as a rider tires, he just drops off the back. Its a very different strategy than a TTT where each rider must try to stay with the team and help in the pace making.

Saeco is not a team assembled to do this.