Originally Posted by Strabavy
1 Pick, 1 Won, 0 Losses
Cycling, Giro d'Italia, Stage 8 , Time Trial, 47km
Head-to-head: Damiano Cunego to beat Michele Scarponi @ 1.60
Cunego aiming for his 2nd Tour of Italy victory. Last year, he was the best climber of the peleton and a decent time trialist. This year is even better. He's still the best climber (he showed us yesterday, together with his teammate Simoni) and he has improved on his time trial. He finished 13th in the Tour of the Basque Country Time Trial last month (lads like McGee and Rogers, real time trial specialists, were behind him) so yes, we can definitely say he has improved on his time trial.
On the other hand, Scarponi is a decent climber with a decent time trial, but nothing special. He has showed us nothing so far in the Giro, althought he's in the top 10 overall ranking (but already a minute behind Cunego).
And there's a hill in the Time Trial stage today, that should favour Cunego.
Cunego not as good as expected, finishing 16th. But! Scarponi was even worser (22nd).