Uran is being too easily forgotten. This race is so much more suited to him than the Olympic Road race he nevertheless found a way to podium.
Of course one can say about 20 other riders they are being forgotten, and everone will have their dark horse, Scarponi, Costa, D Martin, Kwiatkowski. For me its Uran.
Lanark wrote:Yeah, Nibali even lost 9 minutes to him. That was quite the descend.
Can't believe it took as much as half an hour after that post for someone to post this link.
Roderick wrote:Based on a closer look of the course and the previous races:
* the others
I know your joking, but seriously, this will actually be quite hard for Cancellara.
There are examples of where he won such races but there are also plenty where he has lost them and usually he isn't up against Valverde, Murito, Nibali etc.
If there were cobbles here, of course, but he's a bit out of his zone here in the climbers course to start with.
People say all he needs is a gap and then hell beat them and that the 10% climb offers that. Well dropping Murito for example on 10% is hardly going to be a walk in the park for Cancellara.
With no team either he could be royally screwed at the end vs Spain with say 4 riders maybe.
Gilbert is being too easily forgotten too. He will be there at the end no question.
Contador, if last year is any guide he will be Spains attack guy with 3 laps to go. A lot less flat though this time. Depending who is out front and how the other riders react, that could be the moment the race explodes.