I voted to keep it out. What does it add? I think yes it's a spectacle and good for cameras but no more so than any other stage. And there's plenty opportunity in training for photos like these for folk who want them.Rob S said:I don't think having a weak team for a time trial is any different to having a weak team in the mountains.
Perhaps you could limit the damage of the distortion by having a trial of say no more than 25-30 miles. But if they are going to limit the distortion by introducing Micky Mouse gimmicks like they did a couple of times in recent years then they should drop it.
Yeah but to a much lesser extent I reckon, as you still have the opportunity to climb with other climbers from other teams as we've seen so far this year.Rob S said:Exactly...so a proper TTT of no more than 25 miles will give the spectacle, a challenge without distorting the overall greatly. Smokin Joe's point that it disadvantages a good rider in a weak team could also be said about a team leader with very few climbing domestiques.