RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - Tour-Giro-Vuelta


Archive Home >> Tour-Giro-Vuelta(1 2 )


Any guesses for the tt tomorrow?(14 posts)

Any guesses for the tt tomorrow?BAi9302010
Sep 10, 2003 12:21 PM
Anyone wan't to take a guess as to how the gc order will change tomorrow?

Not sure how the order will change but here are some riders we should expect to see good performances out of.

Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano
Oscar Sevilla
Angel Casero
Juan Carlos Dominguez
Aitor Gonzalez
Alex Zulle
Jörg Jaksche
David Millar
Levi Leipheimer

just some names off the top of my head, no particular order.
I'd add...Dwayne Barry
Sep 10, 2003 12:41 PM
Frigo and Moller, take off Sevilla (never that great of a TTist and reportedly injured from his fall the other day). I think Leipheimer may be lacking any form as well?
what about Frigo?mohair_chair
Sep 10, 2003 12:59 PM
Dario Frigo should be able to beat most of those guys, and on a good day can beat Millar and GdG. I have to go with Millar for the win, because he has nothing to lose by going all out. He's practically last on GC right now.

Gonzalez may wear #1, but he has not been riding well, and I don't expect much from him.
what about Frigo?BAi9302010
Sep 10, 2003 2:08 PM
"Dario Frigo should be able to beat most of those guys, and on a good day can beat Millar and GdG. I have to go with Millar for the win, because he has nothing to lose by going all out. He's practically last on GC right now."

If he's got form, Alex Zulle is a better time trialist than any of these guys including Millar and Frigo. If he isn't riding well he probably won't even be in the top 20 though. He's one of those guys who when he's good, he's damn good, and when he's off, no one even knows he's there. This season he hasn't raced much so it's hard to see where he stands, but if he can find the form he had last season he should be able to produce a good ride.
what about Frigo?atpjunkie
Sep 10, 2003 2:45 PM
Millar, Frigo, Aitor w/ Zulle as wild card.
what about Frigo?BAi9302010
Sep 10, 2003 4:20 PM
>Millar, Frigo, Aitor w/ Zulle as wild card.

I wouldn't expect anything out of Gonzolez, he even admitted that he was starting to look towards next year and confidence can be a big factor in a bike race.
Expect Heras to be in top 10QUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Sep 10, 2003 2:15 PM
No one is really on form except for Igor GdG. I can see Aitor gaining time back, Casero will be decent, and David Millar will ride well. I think Heras has been working on his time trialing abilities again this year, expecting the races course, plus Lance said in an interview that no one missed a pull at the TTT in France. Don't know if thats important, but i believe he'll do well
ZulleBAi9302010
Sep 10, 2003 2:27 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2002/apr02/romandie02/?id=stage5

this is what he did last year in the Tour of Romandie against Frigo and Millar in an 18k tt, taking 24 seconds out of Frigo and 40 seconds out of Millar, in a tt not much longer than most prologues (look at the previous stage of the same race). He's a real question mark since he hasn't been in a major race since June.
I never made my prediction...Dwayne Barry
Sep 11, 2003 4:25 AM
winner will be I. GdG.
CURRENT STANDINGS OFF EUROSPORTBAi9302010
Sep 11, 2003 4:51 AM
at the moment David Millar has the fastest time, Alex Zulle just went throught the 2nd time check with the second fastest time
CURRENT STANDINGS OFF EUROSPORT #2BAi9302010
Sep 11, 2003 5:13 AM
1st David Millar
2nd Alex Zulle @41 seconds
Looking good for me!Dwayne Barry
Sep 11, 2003 6:43 AM
I. GdG 26" up on the next man already at 10km check, 48" up on Heras at this point (and this is the uphill sections where Heras should be at the least disadvantage?).
Zuelle retires, for good?Spoiler
Sep 14, 2003 12:47 PM
??
Zuelle retires, for good?BAi9302010
Sep 18, 2003 8:30 PM
no, he just said this would be his last three week tour and he's focus on 1/2 week races from now on