Such a climb is not where Vino can make the difference. It's more likely he'll hang on for dear life when guys like Scarponi, Garzelli, or even Evans have a go.Cobblestones said:Bingo, the last climb has Vino written all over it. He might try to gain seconds there, with or without a breakaway up front. If they catch the breakaway early, there'll also be bonus seconds to hand out. With a, say, 20-30" gap from the climb and the 20 bonus seconds, you could almost gain a minute with a moderate effort. Vino is still peaking, I guess, but it's not going to last. The more seconds he gains in early stages, the easier it'll be to defend in later ones.