Oh... hi Bavarianrider! Long time no see. Great days of over 100k TTT on a Hamburgian highway (an obscure ref. to the Race Design Thread).40-50km? That's short!
A proper TT is at least 55 km. Probably need 2 in a race, plus a 65km TTT. This short TT BS is a very new thing, largely driven by Contador strangling the Giro in a 59km TT back in 2015.
If the climbers cannot hack it, tell them to become better ITT riders
I can sign that. However, the likes of Bernal or Bardet also have good sprint while Ciccone and Vlasov are also decent. If Martin survives then he's most likely candidate for the stage. I dunno if Skineos will like to ride for Moscon if the selection won't be that big.Anyone not named Formolo won't win this stage.
Also, i wonder if after one of the sterrato/climbing sections the group will be small, with limited amount of helpers and some outsider like i dunno... Tobias Foss or Pello Bilbao will be let go and solo to the line.