Post by bam on Jul 24, 2019 18:25:27 GMT 1
Because Brognoli is injured and Pratte sold, I have to use Bredael tomorrow. Because of the 10km mountain I cannot use Zulani.
Oh well, I love them
But it's quite remarkable indeed, so few teams. I expected at least Bredael to go all in today, but appearantly Ab wants to use him somewhere else. And I think that many teams in our division don't have riders trained for TTs only, so they probably use their riders in other races.
Tomorrow Bredael has a chance to win, today he didn’t.
Altough I was surprised that the difference was n’t that high with Bredael on save fitness. Also the difference with Slayer wasn’t that big.
Ah, I didn't see the injury of Brognoli, but that explains a lot. I indeed think his chances are higher tomorrow, although with Brembilla en Freitas there are also some strong competitors. For me Raemdonck is the man tomorrow, but I don't think he's good enough to win.
The time difference to Blicharz was not that strange I think, it was only 14 km. In fact, if we compare it to the ITT in the Tour of Filipinas last season (the most comparable that both of them rode) and multiply the time gap of today by 53/14, we would get a gap of 1:38, whereas it was 1:45. So I think the gap to Blicharz is quite normal then. And similarly we could go back for Bredael, which gives 35 seconds for today if he would have went full. That would have brought him the 3rd place, sounds realistic to me. (And I know, these calculations are not entirely perfect. Calculating the average speed would be better (especially when we could do it for the flat parts only), but I think this gives a decent indication)