Gloin22 wrote:Evans is clearly past it. If the key moutain stages were not cancelled, he would have not finished in Giro podium.
Pozzovivo or Niemiec are good for a Top 5, but will never be good enough to challenge for the top honours of GT.
Dan Martin is good on longer climbs, however he lacks recovery ( even Vaughters admits so and Dan admit so ) so if hes going its more for the stages and KOM maybe.
Ullissi is no GC contender in a GT at all yet. Neither is Duarte.
It's between Porte vs Purito vs Valverde/Quintana
Nibali clearly would have increased his lead if all the Giro stages were ridden in their entirety but I still think the podium would have been up for grabs. There was not much between the next four or five riders. I think the weather effected some more than others and Evans lost most of his time in the second TT. I think on paper Porte is the rider to beat in the Giro. As for Valverde, Evans, Rodriguez, Hejesdal and probably another five riders it should be a real battle for the podium. I think Majka is doing the Tour ?