Afrank wrote:Don't know the interview your referring to, but everyone knows that his attack was a last effort for him to win the race. If his move had been caught it would probably have been planned for Frank to then go. But if the original plan had been to just set up Frank for a attack they would have waited until the last climb, or the 2nd to last.
I would think that if the idea was to work for Frank, then the further from the finish Andy initiated his attack, the more fatigued would Evans/BMC be once Andy was eventually reeled in, setting up Frank to put as much time into Evans as possible. An attack any later wouldn't potentially result in the gains that Frank would need to cover his inability in the TT.