Frosty said:Maybe there will be an attack on stage 13 but wont anyone who gets dropped there be dropped in the mountains anyway? If stage 13 is too much then there will be losing huge chunks of time on the following few days and so they will drop down the GC anyway. There is still the possibility of someone having a bad day, such as Sastre, or still being tired from the effort of the previous few days.
Maybe the most likely attacker would be Kiserkovski or Agnoli? Or just one team sets a high tempo to see who they can shake out/who looks strong etc, so they have a better idea of who will be strong in the coming few days?
Having said all that it wouldnt amaze with this race if the GC gets shuffled again today
Well the best one day riders - Evans, Vino and Cunego are perfectly suited, if they get 30seconds on the bunch plus a couple of bonus seconds, it's 30seconds that might win them the race.