Tour ladder?

Jun 1, 2010
I´m looking forward for this year Tour ladder. Will we have one?

My guesses are these:

1) Contador: should win the Tour. He will face strong competetion specially from RadioShack team (not necessarily from LA) and Basso, but will still show up altogether way stronger than the others.

2) Basso: he was very good in the Giro and seems to be very motivated (even saying that the next day after his win in the Giro will study the Tour parcours). My guess he didn´t sacriface himself too much in this Giro and will recover well for the Tour. He should be the only one able to challange Contador in the mountains, but should not get first because of his poor TT (and descending skills).

3) Wiggins: should be ok in the mountains and do good TTs. His results doesn´t say much, but he´s very motivated and has a great team behind him (not just in terms of the qualify of the riders, but in terms of structure and organization). My guesses Brailsford is doing a great job with him perfecting his performance and training in every aspect. It should pay off with a good performance by Brad.

4) Andy Schleck: should be good, but based on his results this year, it seems he should be weaker than last yest (yes) and should not really challange Contador.

5) LA: I think he will be a big disapointment (although I am a big fan of him). Crashs, abandons... not even a single good result so far this year (specially if compared to the results he´s used to post before his retirement).

6) Menchov: really don´t know...

7) Cadel Evans, Carlos Sastre: shouldn´t recover from the Giro and will post poor performances