4.22.2014

Giro del Trentino 1: TTT Start times

Pic by Ian Boswell
There we go. Good weather for the first stage: a short TTT (14,3 km) from Riva del Garda to Arco. Stunning lanscape. Specialists don't have the mountains in their legs yet but a TTT is always tricky because you must balance the TT level of each mate to get a top performance. There are two stategies: full gas with a small group dropping the slowest or all together till the line a little slower but compact. The second one is obviously better in a stages race beacuse otherway you win the TTT but half of your team in down in the Gc and you probably dropped your best climbers... Balance is all. Lets see how these 16 teams will interpretate the race.
Favourites? Team Sky (Cataldo, Wiggins) and Movistar (Dowsett) in my opinion. But you never know.
 
1 15:15 NERI SOTTOLI
 
2 15:18 TEAM SKY 
 
3 15:21 LAMPRE-MERIDA
 
4 15:24 RUSVELO 
 
5 15:27 MTN - QHUBEKA 
 
6 15:30 TEAM NETAPP - ENDURA
 
7 15:33 CANNONDALE
 
8 15:36 BARDIANI CSF 
 
9 15:39 CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE
 
10 15:42 CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RGA 
 
11 15:45 COLOMBIA 
 
12 15:48 ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI VENEZUELA
 
13 15:51 BMC RACING TEAM 
 
14 15:54 MOVISTAR TEAM 
 
15 15:57 ASTANA PRO TEAM 
 
16 16:00 AG2R LA MONDIALE

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