I am NO great fan of CE, but dang he's riding the perfect race and to be second on GC is incredible. Neither Basso nor Nibali (w arguably the strongest team), Cunego, Gerdermann, Garzelli, Scarponi, Sastre or any of the potential GC'ers could launch an attack and make it stick; those guys are spent. Furthermore if anyone should have launched an attack it should have been Vino (if past performance is any indication of 2010), he's not especially great in the high mountains, but I am sure he's wiped out too and couldn't.
"Near the finish I carefully controlled Evans and everything worked out okay. Yesterday I realised that he was the strongest, so today I just watched him. He's the one that I fear the most." And why is that?. Because Vino knows that CE can and did hang with him in those sections where he can put time on others. The reverse may NOT be true when CE gets in the steeps and CE can TT too.