Good battle. Hindley looking very strong. Landa in good shape. Carapaz still the leader, but just by 3 seconds. Almeida not dead, yet. Shark still fighting.
Yes, and Bora needs to keep the support for Hindley intact. Lenny, Wilco, and Manny must ride for the Aussie.I don't know if this was the best opportunity for Hindely to put some time into Carapaz, but he can't let many more chances slip through if he wants to win. He'll end up 3rd or 4th if this stalemate continues.
I actually think the situation is quite great for Almeida. Unable to drop usually means no one dares going all out. And then the ITT goes very much in his direction. But lets see.I honestly have no idea how this is going to pan out now. We basically have 3 riders who are appear unable to drop one another but who are being chased by a 4th who they absolutely have to keep distancing.
I actually think the situation is quite great for Almeida. Unable to drop usually means no one dares going all out. And then the ITT goes very much in his direction. But lets see.
for all the talk about Hindley wheelsucking which seems like confirmation bias, I was more concerned that Carapaz didn't feel the need to push Landa's move and put time into a better TTer than him, who's already shown an ability to diesel up climbs when dropped
of course he could have been on the limit, or just didn't have it, but still