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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby Claude on Wed 23/Sep/15 6:24pm

Brilliant!!
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby EoinC on Thu 24/Sep/15 11:09am

Claude wrote:Brilliant!!

+1 Excellent effort.
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 24/Sep/15 7:53pm

EoinC wrote:
Claude wrote:Brilliant!!

+1 Excellent effort.



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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby OneTrackMind on Fri 25/Sep/15 10:56am

But now she's in trouble for not riding her team Willier, as she rode some stealth painted bike instead (previous team?).
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby scatter on Fri 25/Sep/15 11:12am

OneTrackMind wrote:But now she's in trouble for not riding her team Willier, as she rode some stealth painted bike instead (previous team?).

It was a National Teams bike

More details here:
http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/TeamTalk/b ... iumph.html

http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/TeamTalk/m ... issue.html
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby OneTrackMind on Fri 25/Sep/15 11:15am

Who supplies the national teams bikes? Avanti?
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby scatter on Fri 25/Sep/15 11:22am

OneTrackMind wrote:Who supplies the national teams bikes? Avanti?

They do for Track. I'm guessing so for ITT as well given Mark Eliott's response.
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby Tugboat on Fri 25/Sep/15 11:37am

Trek Speed Concept 2.5 according to the bike nerds on cyclingnews' forums. There's a Bontrager sticker on the seatpost that's a bit of a giveaway.
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby cyclenutnz on Fri 25/Sep/15 8:51pm

Why would you use inferior foreign nerds when there are perfectly good homegrown ones
Speed Concept 9-Series version 1 with steerer stub to adapt to a normal stem and UCI Legal super setback post
10s Di2
Berner (or similar) oversized derailleur cages, which implies probably a ceramic BB too
Zipp 808 front rim (but non zipp hub), Lightweight Autobahn Disc (team sponsored by Shimano)

Lots of tiny differences, but considering the amounts she has lost by previously and what she won by this time - well worth it.
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby Dougal on Sat 26/Sep/15 3:47pm

Why couldn't the sponsors provide the bike she needed?
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby Claude on Sat 26/Sep/15 5:11pm

Dougal wrote:Why couldn't the sponsors provide the bike she needed?


Agree. I would have thought the first order of things when riders join a team for the new season is equipment being provided. Linda joined the team a good few months back - so why didn't they have a Wilier TT bike for her? Even if they don't have something "off the shelf" to fit her, they still had plenty of time to get something, even if it required a bit of hack surgery to make it happen.
So that time ticked by - and it still was an "11th hour" thing (as quoted by the team manager). IMO I think the blame has to sit with the team manager.
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Re: Linda Villumsen Tt World Champ

Postby cyclenutnz on Sat 26/Sep/15 8:24pm

Wilier don't make a fast enough TT bike. Notice that they're the only brand claiming that a twin strut fork is a good idea... all the fast TT bikes are converging in design and it is not in that direction.

She has ridden a Wilier when on team duty, it is possible to hit her fit numbers.

Team manager is an idiot for bringing it up. If he'd said nothing only a few nerds like me would know. Now everyone knows that a Wilier is slower than Treks old model.
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