Señor_Contador wrote:Look's like the Bola del Mundo stage is going to be mighty decisive. If push comes to shove Purito will help Mosquera, otherwise the media will crucify him. But, before that, Xacobeo-Galicia have to control the race to ensure Ezequiel can come in # 1 and get the 20 second time bonus.
I think it can be done. I think the Spaniard can do it. Francesco is not that strong and he will be attacked left and right up the Bola del Mundo. If Cotobello gave him problems... he's certainly not going to enjoy kilometers 18 to 22 of the Bola del Mundo climb. Any signs of weakness and he will be "skinned" alive.
Why I can see Rodriguez wanting to help get Mosquera the win because his own hopes are over, how realistic is this? I think that Rodriguez's main goal is to jump ahead of the Schleck and Vellits to try to get back on the podium. Granted Vellits is nearly 2 minutes ahead of him, but that is nearly the same gap that Rodriguez beat him by in Stage 16.