2017 'PRO' cycling discussion.

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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jo.k
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by jo.k

EBH will be on an S5 with clip-ons apparently. Seems like a good solution after watching this madness so far. The riders that don't enter the red carpet can just power up the incline. If you stop to change bikes, you lose all momentum that you carried through the corner into the start of the hill. They must surely lose more than ten seconds all included if they change bikes?

Vermu
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by Vermu

On the stream they said that no running pushing is allowed on bike swap, or did I just misshear it.
Most seem to go, so far, with TT bike. The loss of momentum and the time, nice to see what top riders do before the climb.

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jorryt
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by jorryt

I think Dumoulin won't swap bikes. He didn't swap bikes on last years TDF and that was a dedicated climbing ITT. Also Froome didn't swap bikes and he won that TT infront of Dumoulin but he already said what he will do.

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tymon_tm
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by tymon_tm

Bodnar won't change too. Barta just made a fast change though, didn't seem to lose more than a couple seconds.
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by nathanong87

so.... what's the ruling on mechanicals and what spare bike to bring?

what if....... your team car brought your road bike atop.

you pretend to have a mechanical before the carpet , make some faces at the camera to convince the officials, then your mechanic can give you a bigger push and you can choice to change on a flat terrain rather than on a hill losing momentum.

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tymon_tm
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by tymon_tm

you can only use a bike carried by a support/team vehicle, while the red carpet allows for some preparation, although clipping in seems to be the ultimate issue (even for the fastest men in the world :wink:)

interesting - Oliveira, despite a lousy bike swap, gained time over Moscon who remained on his TT rig
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djcharlou
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by djcharlou

Nice start from Bodnar damn that's the worst thing. Some dudes didn't practice the bike change ...
Weird choice of helmet from Tony Martin too !

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tymon_tm wrote:you can only use a bike carried by a support/team vehicle, while the red carpet allows for some preparation, although clipping in seems to be the ultimate issue (even for the fastest men in the world :wink:)

interesting - Oliveira, despite a lousy bike swap, gained time over Moscon who remained on his TT rig


that's what i'm saying.... what if you ask your team car to store your road bike atop. Then at some point .... you are like 'oh no, something with my pedals....' , wave the car to change from your TT bike to road bike, before the carpet . How will a 'normal' mechanical be handled on course? Surely they would allow a bike change for the rider.

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by tymon_tm

nah, I can't see even a big long push being sufficiently faster than a well practiced red carpet maneuver. first of all you need to slow down and stop, wait till mechanic brings your bike, while in the zone you just unclip, throw your TT bike away and jump onto a bike with already proper gears - even with a limited push this "seems" faster
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jorryt
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by jorryt

Kelderman was just a testdoll ;)

And it is raining....

maquisard
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by maquisard

Great win by Dumoulin!

Roglic also continues to impress.

Great course, spectators and scenery.

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by maquisard

Miller wrote:Hamish is making waves in UK domestic time trialling but he won't beat the world tour pros, sorry.


Hamish finished 39th in the end, 3m33s down on Dumoulin.

That puts the UK TT scene in context... although Michael Hutchinson did beat Froome at the 2010 Commonweath games in Delhi. But that was before Froome underwent his 'change'.

bilwit
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by bilwit

Will be awesome to see the stripes on a GC contender (albeit only ITT stages, but still). Hell of a ride by Moscon.. can top 10 Roubaix, worlds ITT, and drop the best climbers in the world during GT mountain stages

tomycs
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by tomycs

Nice one by Tom D. Expected but still nice.

seaneT1
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by seaneT1

I am wondering, what are Big Tom's chances of a double this year. He seems well fitted for the road race too. Here's to hoping! ;)

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