Tao should have the advantage on paper, but does Hindley have slightly better legs? Unable to ride away today. Both dug deep. It will depend on who recovers best and who gets the momentum going from the start tomorrow. 15,7km... just go full gas for as long possible and hope you make it to the finish before running completely empty. They both got everything to ride for.
Absolutely amazing that after three weeks of racing we have two riders tied for first on GC. Tao the favourite to take pink but we can't write off Hindley. Physically and mentally Hindley looks primed he certainly is not showing any signs of pressure. The pink jersey will lift him. The rider with the pressure of expectation is TGH.
There was too much that’s happened after, and no way of knowing how it would have worked out, and nobody could have predicted Dennis going all Ride-of-the-Rohirim, twice, at the time, but Kelderman closing the gap to Hindley, when he really should have let Hart do it, looks like a worse and worse move every day since. It turned out to be the last time they had him isolated, and in hindsight was their best chance of the Giro to make him do some work.