bikemech said:Not really the first "mountain" stage but what do you guys think is going to happen? The last mountain is 50km from the finish, do the sprinters catch up or is this a break away with all the G.C's in it finishing together?
Even with Valverde out there are some reasonably good climbers with finishing kicks at least on par with Hincapie (e.g. Garzelli, Perdiguero, Cunego). If they don't ride the climbs hard enough they're liable to end with Friere or even Boonen with them!badder2 said:Hincaipe may be able to salvage his poor TT by sticking with the climbers and outsprinting them for the stage.