VeloFidelis said:Hmmm... Not sure I got your your inference, but damned sure that you didn't get mine.
Anyone projecting a winner based on the TTT results, before a single col has been climbed or descended, is suffering from a severe case of Cranial Rectitus, and in need immediate medical attention.
This RACE will be contested all the way to the top of the Ventoux
As I and others pointed out, it's not nearly as crazy as you try to make it look. Most of the time it is indeed in the bag in a situation like this. That's not us being pessimistic, it's just looking at how the last 35 years the game is played. Strong teams with a headstart are rarely toppled. Pantani is perhaps the closest exception.