• Paolo

    Has Cav ever beaten Kittel in a head-to-head sprint?

    • According to CQRanking, yes, but 14-5 for Kittel:

      (a great Head to Head tool if you haven’t seen it: http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/h2h.asp)

      • BVon

        Maybe i’m not interpreting your screenshot correctly, but winning by over 100 places, as is the case in every single one which cavendish has won (except the 2012 ‘sprint’ for 188th place), could hardly be called a “head-to-head sprint”

        • I didn’t check each race to see what happened. CQRanking will classify races (sprint, mountain, etc). This just shows the races that were classified as sprint finishes and how Kittel and Cav finished when they both were racing. It doesn’t necessarily show the races when both were in the mix in the last 200m. You can deduce those by the times that they were 1-2 (for example).

          • BVon

            Exactly. So the response to “Has Cav ever beaten Kittel in a head-to-head sprint?”, but looking at your screenshot, the answer would be NO.

      • Chris Andrews

        Finally got the Head2Head working and tried out Patrick Bevan vs. Caleb Ewan – considering the result (9-9) I find it’s surprising so little attention has been put on Paddy, the guy is one of the most explosive all-round talents in the peloton these days.

        • I think they are at slightly different stages in their career and Paddy hasn’t won nearly as much (yet) but PB has some amazing finishing speed (Tour of Tasmania 2014 anyone?). I reckon they each have a different skill set to boot. Caleb will win often, Paddy will win impressively.

        • I think they are at slightly different stages in their career and Paddy hasn’t won nearly as much (yet) but PB has some amazing finishing speed (Tour of Tasmania 2014 anyone?). I reckon they each have a different skill set to boot. Caleb will win often, Paddy will win impressively.

  • Zimm Zamm

    I thought I’d upload quickly to share the following. Taken in slow motion we wanted to capture Caleb sprinting low as to victory. Stage 1 in Lyndoch: http://youtu.be/RcDxP8BldzQ
    We couldn’t help but watch it multiple times in amazement!

    • Good catch!

    • misterhorsey

      Great sound track. Very David Lynch!

  • This sprinting style reminds me of the great Djamolidine Abdojaparov. Should sprinters keep their heads up ?

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