I don't think it is hard enough for climbers... I think it's 3-4 % max for a lot of it. I also think it's similar to stage 3 in Dauphine, which saw over 50 riders across the line in the same time.So for the 1st stage...
Alaphilippe, van der Poel, Pogacar, Roglic, van Aert, Woods, Gaudu, Valverde
Who do you think that final climb suits best? Or will it just depend on the form of the day?
And do Fuglsang, Barguil and Carapaz have a chance to compete for the win as well?
Do you see any chance of something happening before the Mur?
Can you imagine Hirschi being back by then?
I suppose it will just come down to Mathieu vs. Julian, but I really wonder if Woods can surprise.
My mind goes to Colbrelli, Matthews, Hirchi, Kragh, Cort, GvA, WvA, MvdP, Alaphilippe, Asgreen, Kwiatkowski, McNulty and Stuyven
Stage 2 however, is a far different animal, where the guys you mention come into play