Contador 's presence won't help Froome at all because he will now try to attack on every stage and if he doesn't gain time himself, someone else will. One or two riders like the Orica riders further down GC will try and go with Contador. That is bad news for Froome as he won't get the easy rides before the Angliru that he wants. Froome is hoping for two easy days, can't see it happening after yesterday. Trek and Orica will sense opportunities at least for a stage win. Poels and Nieve will very important now for Froome.DFA123 said:It looks crucial that Nibali's team drives a huge pace in these next two days. They can't help him much on stage 20 anyway, so surely they have to give everything to make these rolling Cantabrian and Asturian stages really demanding. And the terrain is there to make them really tough like hilly classics. They should make sure that no-one can recover properly from today and yesterday and so that when anyone cracks on Angliru it's going to be a big one.movingtarget said:Froome has shown that he has a big capacity to recover quickly. I think it's going to be very tight.