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20008 Giro d’Italia: Lennard Zinn looks at time trial tech

Tuesday offered another time trial at the Giro, this time from Pesaro to Urbino. The first half was flat, and its second half climbed about 400 meters, including a 10 percent stretch at midway and a 12 percent section three-quarters of the way through. Riders had to decide if they wanted a full-on TT bike, which would be great for the first half and not so great on the second half, or a road bike with a clip-on that would be sub-par for the first half and shine on the second half?

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By Lennard Zinn

Giro Tech: Barloworld's Bianchis

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Photo: Lennard Zinn

Tuesday offered another time trial at the Giro, this time from Pesaro to Urbino.

The first half was flat, and its second half climbed about 400 meters, including a 10 percent stretch at midway and a 12 percent section three-quarters of the way through.

Riders had to decide if they wanted a full-on TT bike, which would be great for the first half and not so great on the second half, or a road bike with a clip-on that would be sub-par for the first half and shine on the second half?

You can check out some of the top riders’ choices in the Graham Watson photo gallery of the stage. From the looks of it, all the top riders chose full-on TT bikes.

Here are a few more Giro tidbits of both TT and road equipment.

Photo Gallery