Dumoulin is a consistent climber.18-Valve. (pithy) said:I'm talking media pressure mostly. He already had another Giro podium in the bag. It's not the same thing.Red Rick said:He seemed to handle the pressure fine during the Tour.
Maybe not. The Gavia / Mortirolo stage alone should be good enough to make up most of that gap, IMO. That stage is the hardest in recent and not so recent GT history.This is a rational decision. He knows this route is much, much better for him. If neither Thomas nor Froome races takes 2 min + out of everyone in the ITTs. It's gonna take a monstrous effort to take it back.
The most consistent climber will win this race.