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Contador Sliding?

ad4mad4m Posts: 8
edited July 2010 in Pro race
Was Contador sliding off his saddle today during the TT, as he seem to keep pushing himself back every few seconds. Paul Sherwin said it was to make him more Aerodynamic, but it looked to me like it was a saddle sloping problem, which would have been annoying :(

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,048 Lives Here
    He's always had that.
  • WesterbergWesterberg Posts: 652
    he's my bet for this years GC
  • gavintcgavintc Posts: 3,009
    Westerberg wrote:
    he's my bet for this years GC

    I wonder what odds you would get for that at the bookies?
  • Jeff JonesJeff Jones Posts: 1,865 Editor
    He's always had that.
    I'm surprised he doesn't tilt his saddle up a little. It usually fixes this problem.

    Happened to me on my TT bike today, because I've been messing around with my saddle position. Once I fixed it, it was so much easier to get the power out.
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  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Jeff Jones wrote:
    He's always had that.
    I'm surprised he doesn't tilt his saddle up a little. It usually fixes this problem.

    But I wonder if it is actually a problem, or the continual slight change of angles actually reduces fatigue for him in the same way that you see Hutchison take his little micro rests from pedalling.
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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    According to Phil, he was actaually pulling himself forward...
  • Jeff JonesJeff Jones Posts: 1,865 Editor
    jibberjim wrote:
    Jeff Jones wrote:
    He's always had that.
    I'm surprised he doesn't tilt his saddle up a little. It usually fixes this problem.

    But I wonder if it is actually a problem, or the continual slight change of angles actually reduces fatigue for him in the same way that you see Hutchison take his little micro rests from pedalling.
    Could be that I guess. He does it pretty regularly. Schleck was doing it too, just not as often.
    Jeff Jones

    Product manager, Sports
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    Is it not something they do as being further forward you can get over the pedals more and put more power down hence why your seat is only allowed to be "so close" (forward) to the bottom bracket?

    I don't explain it all that well like!!
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 6,088
    I just know I've never seen someone slide as much as that since Damiano Cunego in the Giro in 2006
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,421
    I just know I've never seen someone slide as much as that since Damiano Cunego in the Giro in 2006

    Gesink in TDS? He looked like he was playing musical chairs with himself.
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  • micronmicron Posts: 1,843
    That new TT bike doesn't seem to have suited AC all year - back to the drawing board
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