No mention of Marco Pinotti or Menchov?justinb said:First of all, fantastic job by Slipstream. Their "sacrifice a rider or two" strategy worked out pretty well. Also, this is clearly the kind of race they were made for, with so many TT engines on that team.
Still, their win doesn't mean a whole lot in terms of GC, nor does CSC's second place, since neither team is coming with the climbing guns to compete in the 3rd week.
Looks like Pellizotti gained the most today, and Ricco suffered the biggest blow of the potential favorites. Maybe I just wasn't aware of their capabilities, but I thought LPR would struggle to keep DiLuca within a minute. Great job by them.
Using the following list of favorites, here is a "normalized" GC:
Kris Flatlander said:No mention of Marco Pinotti or Menchov?