Pinot is a better climber than Purito. Better TTer as well, though Purito is more explosive and very good technically.Arredondo said:You have the big four. Then comes Purito, then at a really short distance Pinot.nelsonsmen71 said:Yes this is a very good point, made by others too. I didnt realise the TTT was back this year so yes its gonna be tough. I can see that winning this year is almost an impossible task but thats the beauty of sport and especially so with the TDF over the last few years. I truly think he will podium as I believe Nibali is weaker than people think and I think one of the top 3 favs in Froome,Contador and Quintana will drop away considerably when in the latter stages they realise the Tour has gone for them. It wouldnt surprise me its Contador either, as I believe the Giro is too hard to win it and the TDF in same year. So for me barring accidents the TDF this year is Froome or Quintana with Pinot an outside bet but good for 3rd. Watch the experts criticise that call , all we can do is watch this space!Hakkapelit said:Riding in Suisse rather than France is a lot less pressure from french media and stuff than it would be in Dauphine.
Don't forget it is only Suisse, in a weak field.