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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Martin also seems to think the wind was much less favorable towards the end of the day when he rode. Looks like Phinney was the first rider out.
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by AGW

He seems to think that, but the Garmin neo pro started ten minutes before him and had no problem beating him. And Fabs didn't complain. :noidea:

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by dereksmalls

Watching Sagan in the same position as Cav, forearms on the top of the bars. Cav is quite wobbly, moving around on the road and kind of rocking in that position, yet Sagan is pretty smooth and stable. I've tried that position myself and I'm like Cav, not very stable. It can be hard to do pushing it. Or he could have just been buffeted by wind, dunno.

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by jooo

Cavendish often seems to 'wobble' a bit like that, even when holding the bars normally. IMO it doesn't ever seem to be a bike control issue, just a style thing along the lines of Chris Anker Sørensen, Froome, Voeckler, Ballan etc.

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by ultyguy

nathanong87 wrote:tony~ 48.8kph
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pretty cool to see cavendish putting in a good time too. ~46.7kph
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BMC perfectly executed a well made race strategy in the time trial. Phinney won in a time of 12:03, covering the 9.9km course at an average of 50.29 km/h. He revealed he set a personal power record, producing 490 watts for the 12 minutes.

Holy moly that's a lotta watts and a lotta speed.

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by pastronef

Ryder on the new Cervelo S3

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and maybe it's just the camera angle but weird shape for Rui Costa's Sidi

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AGW wrote:He seems to think that, but the Garmin neo pro started ten minutes before him and had no problem beating him. And Fabs didn't complain. :noidea:

Maybe it's all in the head. Martin wanted to start early, they didn't let him, so that probably made him a bit nervy.

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3 time world champ. He's earned the right to complain!
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by lippythelion

pastronef wrote:
and maybe it's just the camera angle but weird shape for Rui Costa's Sidi

Looks like Bont have made him a pair to look like Sidi Wire

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by MikeM

No need to quote above

They don't have the heel retention mechanism, so definitely not Wires but is he actually racing in that photo?

a) he's wearing the road world champ colours (against the rules, no?)
b) he doesn't actually look like he is trying.

It wouldn't suprise me if he was tooling around the course in his podium shoes (which would be made to look the same as his Wires).
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Could even be the new Bontrager or DMT?
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

nathanong87 wrote:tony~ 48.8kph
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Thank god he rotated down his bars compare to his road position. :thumbup:

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by KWalker

the "wobble" is from too high of a seat height and overextending the leg forcefully. It won't kill power, but you can see his hips move up and down a ton.
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Not a bad way to defend your lead from the time trial:
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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez wrote:
nathanong87 wrote:tony~ 48.8kph

Thank god he rotated down his bars compare to his road position. :thumbup:


oh i see what you mean, turnt.
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