Well… I dare say it's pretty unlikely that he'd collapse on today's stage.Pirazziattacks said:It could be a bad sign, but something similar happened earlier in the race when he lost a few seconds to Quintana. At the Giro he struggled late in the stage to Prato Nevoso and lost around 30 seconds before collapsing the next day. I don't think he showed the same signs of fatigue here.Zinoviev Letter said:In theory, losing eight seconds to Valverde in a finale like that is nothing to worry about. Valverde should beat Yates in that situation. Given Simon’s recent history though it is hard not to be a little concerned. Adam suddenly showing up is a big help.