Very agreejohnymax said:If there is one rider that is the king of one day hilly races, that's Valverde for sure. Then there's Purito, Then you can put Nibali, with Martin and maybe Moreno or Uran close. I like both Bala and Lo squalo (Nibali little better) but to say that Nibali is an overwhelming favourite "out of favourites" over Valverde is wrong imo. Valverde is always the rider to beat in similar races. Of course both can win the olympic gold.