Olympics 2008 - Mens Individual Time Trial (Road)

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Olympics 2008 - Mens Individual Time Trial (Road)

Postby gsxrboy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:10 pm

Here are the local (Beijing) start times for todays ITT (+2 hrs for east coasters).. I might have to knock off an hour early today ;)

Race Distance: 47.3 km ( 1 lap of 23.5 km + 1 lap of 23.8 km )

13:30:00 39 MEDICI Matias
13:31:30 38 BEPPU Fumiyuki
13:33:00 37 ASKARI Hossein
13:34:30 36 TUFT Svein
13:36:00 35 KVASINA Matija
13:37:30 34 GEORGE David
13:39:00 33 KIRYIENKA Vasil
13:40:30 32 JURCO Matej
13:42:00 31 KOSTYUK Denys
13:43:30 30 CUMMINGS Stephen
13:45:00 29 VANDBORG Brian Bach
13:46:30 28 BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis
13:48:00 27 GESINK Robert
14:30:00 26 SPILAK Simon
14:31:30 25 TAARAMAE Rein
14:33:00 24 GRIVKO Andriy
14:34:30 23 HESJEDAL Ryder
14:36:00 22 MIZUROV Andrey
14:37:30 21 NIEMIEC Przemyslaw
14:39:00 20 MONFORT Maxime
14:40:30 19 NIBALI Vincenzo
14:42:00 18 ZABRISKIE David
14:43:30 17 BODROGI Laszlo
14:45:00 16 SOERENSEN Chris Anker
14:46:30 15 GRABSCH Bert
14:48:00 14 MENSHOV Denis
15:30:00 13 SANCHEZ Samuel
15:31:30 12 BOTERO Santiago
15:33:00 11 BRUSEGHIN Marzio
15:34:30 10 ROGERS Michael
15:36:00 9 KARPETS Vladimir
15:37:30 8 KIRCHEN Kim
15:39:00 7 LARSSON Gustav
15:40:30 6 LEIPHEIMER Levi
15:42:00 5 CLEMENT Stef
15:43:30 4 CONTADOR Alberto
15:45:00 3 EVANS Cadel
15:46:30 2 SCHUMACHER Stefan
15:48:00 1 CANCELLARA Fabian
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Postby Chuck » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:42 pm

Great info thanks gsx, what a line up.

Think Leipheimer might be the one we've forgotten about. Remember his final TT in last years Tour.

Going out for my own TT now and back in time for the big guns.
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Postby thomas_cho » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:58 pm

Again the weather would be the deciding factor I believe. Cancellara has got to be strong considering his performance in the road race.

I read about Cancellara's formula for dealing with time difference and acclimatising, 1 day for each hr of difference. So by now, most of the other riders would have acclimatised better in comparison to the beijing conditions.

So we can expect closer competition from the regular favorites?

I pick Cancellara.
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Postby sogood » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:07 pm

Cancellara has got to be the man to beat. He was just too strong as shown during the road race. :shock:
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Postby ohmygewd » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:15 pm

Chuck wrote:Going out for my own TT now and back in time for the big guns.


Some people have all the luck :cry:
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Postby Chuck » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:38 pm

ohmygewd wrote:
Chuck wrote:Going out for my own TT now and back in time for the big guns.


Some people have all the luck :cry:


They call it night shift :D :cry:
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Postby Chops » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:12 pm

Is it a slow track?
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Postby gsxrboy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:50 pm

A little yeah as it shares a lot of the up from the road race. All the riders away, gosh the big FabSUI looked fantastic as he took off, his body did not move and the bike rocketed away from the start.
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Postby Chops » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:02 pm

Contador has got this killed...
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Postby gsxrboy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:21 pm

Not yet :wink:
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Postby Chops » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:22 pm

Went out way too hard by the looks...
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Postby Chops » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:42 pm

Pure gut riding by the Swede.

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Postby sogood » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:27 pm

Both Larsson and Cancellara were on the ground after the finish line. Totally exhausted...
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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:48 am

Great win, he's a class act.
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Postby nzdans » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:32 pm

CSC gold and silver; nice bikes woof!

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Postby gsxrboy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:36 pm

nzdans wrote:CSC gold and silver; nice bikes woof!

:P


Shhh you :P

Officially Fab had no Cervelo branding on his, so neer, it was probably a Huffy.
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 pm

gsxrboy wrote:
nzdans wrote:CSC gold and silver; nice bikes woof!

:P


Shhh you :P

Officially Fab had no Cervelo branding on his, so neer, it was probably a Huffy.


He had Cervelo branding on the top tube.
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Postby gsxrboy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:18 pm

Shhhh :wink:


http://cyclingnews.com/photos/2008/olympics08/index.php?id=/photos/2008/olympics08/4/_DSC9341

See, look... Sui, everyone know that is swiss for Huffy, or cheese.. mmm swiss cheese
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