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Celtic Chrono Discussion
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Celtic Chrono
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Welcome one, welcome all to one of the major events for PCT Time Trialists: The Celtic Chrono. It’s one with great tradition as well, being run as the Isle of Man ITT since 2009, with this being the third edition under its new name.

Despite its long history, only one man has won it twice: pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Dominique Cornu. He’s here again this time, but having arrived in the latter stages of his career, he can no longer be counted as a favorite. However, as we’ll see in a bit, one or two other former winners have a shot at a repeat.


Profile
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Not all that much to say here. The riders will complete almost 100 kilometers alone on their bikes, divided into two parts. There is a decently long strech that goes a bit uphill, but last year’s results indicate that hill and/or mountain play a minimal role at best. We’ll still mention it to be on the safe side though as we look at the favorites:


Favorites
FLTTRSMOHI
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/map.png Fiedler7882745967
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rpn.png Zmorka7482756166
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rpn.png Kittel7581705564
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gcn.png Sergent7980746569
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Viennet7280755467
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Howson7180745965
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rpn.png Gonzalez Salas7080765760
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fpc.png Paillot7080747071
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kmm.png Schädlich7080715464
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Mullen7579746270
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/t3a.png Cataford7479757270

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/map.png Fiedler is one of the two previous winners and he’s possibly the one big favorite thanks to his great flat stat. But he’s challenged by a Repsol - Netflix duo of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rpn.png Zmorka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rpn.png Kittel, the latter finished 4th last year. At least one, if not both have to end up on the podium, that surely has to be the expectation in the team.

But daily form can be a cruel mistress and there are lots of riders who are only marginally behind. Among them is the second previous winner and the defending champion, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Viennet, who now rides for Polar. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gcn.png Sergent with fantastic flat stat might be the more even more dangerous. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rpn.png Gonzalez Salas completes a terrifyingly strong Repsol squad, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Howson will be looking at a podium place as well.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fpc.png Paillot and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/t3a.png Cataford will hope that they can use their climbing advantage over the others in the second halfs of the course, the same is true to a slightly lesser extent for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/pol.png Mullen. Lastly, we have pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kmm.png Schädlich, who wants to improve on his 7th place from last year.


Outsiders
FLTTRSMOHI
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/sct.png Mottin6979745861
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/map.png Atkins7578755468
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/zal.png Nareklishvili7478746869
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/zal.png Hofer7378725865
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Dempster7378725363
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/map.png Balloni7378716066
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/min.png Janse van Rensburg7078716968
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gla.png Ford6078595052
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gla.png Downey7377746367
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Cornu7177706368
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Laizer7077715258
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gla.png Sebright6977705660
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/esc.png Joeaar6974686270

There are quite a lot of riders who will be looking to enter the Top 10. Some of them may even hope for a Top 5 if they have two extraordinarily good days. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/sct.png Mottin and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/map.png Atkins might be the most likely candidates for that.

Other team leaders in this group include the DK Zalgiris duo pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/zal.png Nareklishvili and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/zal.png Hofer, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/min.png Janse van Rensburg for the Minions, last year’s 9th place pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gla.png Ford for Glanbia and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Laizer for Project: Africa. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/esc.png Joeaar is obviously not a candidate for one of the better places, but he’s still the best of his team, so I figured I’d mention him at least.

14 teams in total take part in the race, one more than last year. You can see all 42 riders on the startlist:

Startlist
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Edited by cunego59 on 16-04-2021 15:43
 
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quadsas
Don't expect much as Dees and Intxausti have actually performed better in TTs, but as long as we score something it's satisfactory.
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jandal7
I think all the points here should turn into negative in the rankings because anyone who scores in a TT only race is a huge nerd Pfft
And because lots of teams near us in the last rankings are here
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Thanks for doing the preview and report cunego I'm sure it'll be a fun event Pfft

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redordead
I wonder if Nepomnyachsniy could do a bit better here than expected, if mtn or hill indeed do have an impact. Mottin is shit anyway Pfft

Thanks for the preview Cunego Smile



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TheManxMissile
AC has a very legit chance to win based on other races this year. He's almost as equally likely to finish 15th. I don't have a clue because our season is all over the place!

Also we have two Barbadians of which one is a female, because i am determined to make the MG fun and ridiculous! Hopefully they can put in some solid performances and get mention in the report.
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MacC
Counting this as a home race ! Would bite your hand off for a top 10
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Marcovdw
Any point is welcome, small startlist should help with that.
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beagle
After horrible showing in Berlin, Monterrey (WTF??!!!) and Middle East, we really need good result for boosting our morale and selfconfidence here.

Thanks for the preview, cunego59.
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DaveTwoBob
Thanks for the preview cunego, Kraftwerk would welcome a repeat of 7th to be honest.
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jandal7
Well, how's that for Kittel starting to perform? Pfft
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4/10/20 - jph27 said "Just need to make sure I don't accidentally promote again."
24/2/21 - kandesbunzler said “I don’t drink famous people.”

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[CX] Listerijns & Kiwis

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TheManxMissile
Top stuff from AC to outdo several 80+ TT'ers! Very happy with 4th indeed Smile
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Aquarius97
Ufff too close for my liking at the end :lol:

I can take this Zmorka's underperforming having Kittel on this level. Great to see him delivering finally this season. 1-5-6 is a huge result, better than i expected pre-race, as i thought riders as Cataford or Paillot could use their MO strenght in the "climb", but surely didn't matter much if Kittel is winning this race jajaja
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jph27
Congrats to Repsol! I stand by my post-race comments of a few days ago Pfft

Dreadful from Paillot, though partly my fault for not checking the profile closely enough. My guess is the climb is below 5% for the most part (unlike on the original single stage Isle of Man TT profile - I know, I've been around far too long) so it didn't benefit Cataford and Paillot as expected. At least he's proven to be a better signing than Guerreiro so far though...
 
Gustavovskiy
Good performance from our boys. Solid from Repsol to claim a foreseen title. Congrats Aqua!

Beautiful and informative report cunego, thanks for that
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Marcovdw
I'll take sixteenth and twentieth. Thanks cunego and congrats Repsol!
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redordead
That was worse than expected.

Thanks for the report Smile



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cunego59
jph27 wrote:
My guess is the climb is below 5% for the most part (unlike on the original single stage Isle of Man TT profile - I know, I've been around far too long) so it didn't benefit Cataford and Paillot as expected.

Maybe should have described that in the report: There was one really steep section when the road first turns upwards after the second time check that goes up to 9%, but that's like 200 meters. Other than that, it never goes over 4% iirc.
 
DaveTwoBob
Congrats to aquarius and thanks for a great report cunego, TTs are not the easiest.

10th for Schädlich is as expected so happy with that.
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quadsas
28 points, will take that
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MacC
To come 19th, 21st and 23rd in a race of 42 takes commitment to being average !
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