Originally Posted by The Hitch
SKy have 5 great tters - Wiggins Froome Porte Thomas, EBH
Saxo have 2 - Contador Rogers
Saxo also have Kreuziger who is good but Sky will have Kiriyenka and Knees and maybe someone like Dowsett or Eisel. Saxo meanwhile have to pull Noval Majka Hernandez Roche CAS.
Seems clear to me Sky will destroy saxo in the ttt.
Sky will beat Saxo, no doubt about that. Due to the length of the course, I wouldn't give them more than 20ish.
But that first itt looks to me like more than a half minute.
All in all somewhere between 40 and 80 seconds should be Froomey's advantage after the first itt, if there's no other losses.
Ax-3 Domaines shouldn't be left out of the equation.