At the risk of upsetting Deagol, I'll say it again.Zinoviev Letter said:Although most of the good racing has been a result of Garmin riding like lunatics.
Clearly, this is Garmin's pre race tactic because the parcour does not lend itself to late attacks.
Long straight roads (50 miles) of 1-2% gradient are impossible to get away on.
Attritional yes, but it's a stretch to call it climbing.
There was 8kms of real climbing, but with BMC still riding a strong tempo.
After that, 30kms of downhill/flat.
Result? No attacks.
Why? No chance to take enough time to stay away.
Anyhow, chapeau to Garmin for trying to light it up.
Success yesterday, but with VDV now in the leader's jersey,
will they be forced to pull the peloton, at the expense of multiple
riders heading off in the break, or face the wrath of Chris Horner?