There's not much flat left after the final climb and descent. It's definitely possible that the pure climbers will triumph over the ardennes specialistsDFA123 said:Sure, but that's only because Contador and Quintana have almost no chance. The question is whether Froome has more chance than Adam Yates - a rider who has actually won a prestigious hilly classic against a high quality field within the last year. Froome and a bunch of pure climbers who can't sprint are not going to drop all of the likes of Valverde, Costa and Martin - and stay away from them on a course like this.damian13ster said:The only questionable choice here is not taking Swift in case race is easy (he is pretty decent at setting tempo too), but this lineup is far from shocking. I would give A. Yates a free role though.
Wouldn't take S. Yates after disqualification.
Froome has better chance of winning than Quintana or Contador. Second only to Nibali among top 4