I don´t think much will happen, it´s not steep enough, Berto will attack and Valverde steals it, no time gaps on first 5 guys in the gc.
Comments from AC about todays stage in case someone missed it:
"I felt strong and in excess, so of course I would test the legs, but there was only minimal time to get in the end, due to the short rise and the fact that there were no other mountains prior, so most favorites was fresh. However, I am still quite happy with the test, although of course I would have preferred to win, but the goal is still Madrid, and before the stage start today I would have been absolutely satisfied with the result. I might be missing still a little race pace, but I have the right punch, and it's a sign that I'm ready. Now I look forward to the next stages with optimism, "said Team Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank's Alberto Contador.
I agree, the flattening out of the finish will do much to erase any gaps. Would be a good stage for a non GC candidate to steal a stage...maybe M. Landa tries to make his mark.
I'm impressed with Valverde so far, though its still early yet. I just hope Anton is using the first week to round into form in much the same way Contador allegedly is. I expected a touch more from him on Stage 3, though he wasn't exactly terrible.