Stage 1: Benidorm 13.5km TTT
Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:18 PM
Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:49 PM
Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:07 PM
Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:47 PM
It is hard to actually say from watching it. Most of the coverage on TV was either of the starting ramp or of the finish line. There was surprising little coverage of the riders actually riding. Blanco fell at the turnaround, but I don't think that slowed them down enough to account for the finish position. His crash was no where as bad as the Nuyens crash. In general I think they were just slow.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:24 AM
Not to mention that a team of essentially high mountain climbers (only 2-3 out of 9 are fair ITT-ists) couldn’t count on much in the TTT like that.
If Matxin is right it would score GEOX around top 10.