But can they, though? It's not irrational to expect they can't. Or for Rogla to at least being able to follow what is left standing. That would make much difference too.
But i know we now expect for a heavily injured rider to do miracles against strong filed. But then again we have seen one of such miracles on top of PDBF already.
I fear the PDBF was simply an obvious sign he had the legs in this TdF & the form was there. It was a rolling stage until the final climb. Nothing like what's coming next week though where the repetition of difficulties is going to be fatal to anyone nursing a disability.