Forum home Road cycling forum Pro race

Stage 14 Giro d'Italia 2015 *SPOILERS*

milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
edited May 2015 in Pro race
Huge Time Trial. Likely to see lots of changes amongst the top 10.

Does anyone know the start times?

Stage-1429781534.jpg
«13456

Posts

  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    First man off at midday, Aru at 15.42, Italian times. All the info is on steephill.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,453
    inseine wrote:
    First man off at midday, Aru at 15.42, Italian times. All the info is on steephill.

    Is that CET or BST ?

    At work so not sure if I will get a chance to see any of it.

    Will be interesting to see how Contador does after two crashes, took a hit to his left leg yesterday
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Really difficult to predict this. The two main favourites are both below their best to some unknown degree. Then you've got even more unknown quantities like Zakarin.

    Be interesting to see how Konig and Kiryienka go.

    Contador is complaining about soreness and that he can't stay in his normal TT position, so we can probably expect him to come out and absolutely smash it.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The ability to recover from crashes and hard efforts is what sets GT podium finishers ahead of also rans. It's not easy a GT and winning one week races is a whole lot easier.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Contract year for Porte. A chance to show he has the resilience to cope with a GT. Good read.
    If he wants to get a chance of riding the Tour de France as team leader anytime soon, he needs to prove that he’s capable of performing well in a GT over three weeks. It won’t be easy to make it onto the podium in Milano but he simply can’t afford to give up.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,758
    After today:
    Contador back in pink, Uran second and Cataldo third
  • Zakarin to do something suspiciously supernatural today or as the article above says "unbelievably strong"
    Giant Trance X 2010
    Specialized Tricross Sport
    My Dad's old racer
    Trek Marlin 29er 2012
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Interesting to see how well prepared Aru is today. By all rights he should sneak into the top 20 on the stage, anything better would be extraordinary.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    3164004.png
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    1:21:05 for Hepburn. Whoosh, that is a long, long, ITT
  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Didn't realise it was going to be wet again! The GC guys are going to have to be careful on the descents...
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,590
    ^^are the DNS listed in the Results real?
    (I've been away and not been able to follow the race).

    New Zealand G. Henderson Lotto Did not start
    Germany A. Greipel Lotto Did not start
    Belgium T. Boonen Etixx-Quick-Step Did not start
    Australia M. Matthews Orica Did not start
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,453
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    ^^are the DNS listed in the Results real?
    (I've been away and not been able to follow the race).

    New Zealand G. Henderson Lotto Did not start
    Germany A. Greipel Lotto Did not start
    Belgium T. Boonen Etixx-Quick-Step Did not start
    Australia M. Matthews Orica Did not start

    Think the sprinters are pulling out now.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,590
    Strong ride from Kiri with 23sec over Gretch
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Strong ride from Kiri with 23sec over Gretch

    MY MAN Kiry is a machine.

    He's got good form over long TT's.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Strong ride from Kiri with 23sec over Gretch

    MY MAN Kiry is a machine.

    He's got good form over long TT's.

    Olympic Bronze, no? Or was that suit-somethong-or-other?
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The worst thing about Contador losing GC leadyesterday is that today we dont get to see him ride the tt in pink which he always does so well.

    bert-11-404x440.jpg

    Mind you Porte's kit is superb.
    CORVOS_00024525-061.jpg
    Joelsim wrote:

    Thanks.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    It rains far too much in Italy.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    It rains far too much in Italy.

    This will be the post that sums up the Giro.

    The_Boy wrote:
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Strong ride from Kiri with 23sec over Gretch

    MY MAN Kiry is a machine.

    He's got good form over long TT's.

    Olympic Bronze, no? Or was that suit-somethong-or-other?

    2012 World's I think off the top of my head.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Porte apparently 1.57 down at first split.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    High hopes for Urans kit.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    edited May 2015
    Porte apparently 1.57 down at first split.

    Is that a joke?

    edit: Hang on, you mean seconds rather than minutes don't you? As you were.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Porte apparently 1.57 down at first split.

    Not surprising. Vasil is a beast and a medalist at the Worlds TT.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Either Porte's knee is really f**ked or he has given up completely.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    CFsYTHPUUAA5TWc.jpg
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Er, no. Just under two minutes. Brailsford did suggest that he wouldn't be as strong at the TTs as we might expect, but I'm assuming he's just not motivated anymore.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Porte nearly 2 min down on team mate Kiry already. Such a shame.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Milton50 wrote:
    Either Porte's knee is really f**ked or he has given up completely.

    Or it is quite hard for a 55kg rider to monster a 60km TT.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Don't really blame him much after the last few days

    Edit: haha I see we've knocked another kg off his weight :) He'll be 50kg by the end at this rate.
Sign In or Register to comment.