Schleck getting inventive

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Schleck getting inventive

Postby shiv » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:42 pm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/frank-s ... ational-tt

Could be interesting to see where they go this. Not quite sure just how much an advantage it would give really, especially over a 7.8km TT.

Also Leopard are using the excuse that Frank needed to stay hydrated even over such a short race. Wonder how many times he can be seen on video actually drinking anything
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby hannos » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:56 am

Stay hydrated ona 7km TT?
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby Racer » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:12 am

I thought the idea was to be as light as possible.. if the camelbak was empty that thats obviously a big no-no but if it was full then wouldnt an extra 2-3KG be a disadvantage also?
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:50 pm

Naughty. Mightn't be a huge gain but it takes just a second to win. Put money on the team wind tunnelling this a while back, they know what they're up to...

A pint of black gold just before saddling up woulda been all the hydration needed. Sub 10" for cryin' out loud. :roll:
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby trailgumby » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:47 pm

Don't see no drink tube.

CamelFront doesn't have quite teh same ring to it, does it? :?
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby Nobody » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:08 am

TT is all a rubbish arms race anyway. Talk about half measures. No, you can't have a bent and/or a fairing, but all this other rubbish is allowed. If it was really just about the riders then all the bikes would be exactly the same supplied by the UCI and clothing too. Setup would also be standard.
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby Parrott » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:04 am

Nobody wrote:TT is all a rubbish arms race anyway. Talk about half measures. No, you can't have a bent and/or a fairing, but all this other rubbish is allowed. If it was really just about the riders then all the bikes would be exactly the same supplied by the UCI and clothing too. Setup would also be standard.


Just 'cause you can't win on a spindly steel frame with 155mm cranks and a rosebank stack hat doesn't mean you have to write off the whole discipline :P . It's already heavily regulated with the 3:1 rule and saddle 5cm behind the bottom bracket.
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby JV911 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:41 am

Nobody wrote:TT is all a rubbish arms race anyway.


like F1 it's about pushing the boundaries of technology...i rather like it.
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Re: Schleck getting inventive

Postby trailgumby » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:27 am

Yeah, leave off it :P :wink:

Us technodweebs have gotta have some outlet... we're never gonna make it on the horsepower front. :oops:
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