They should find a TT route where instead of a bike change, there's a weather change. Just as you round the corner onto the coast, the temperature drops 15C, for a 10km stretch, and everyone needs to put on a jacket.
Though in relation to his Punchier ability in any scenario I believe he is in a weak era for that skill with only Ala a threat. Evans, Sanchez, Jrod, Rebellon and Valverde would have cut his rate down but I would still see him winning alot over them tbh
Yeah, it would've been a very different stage with Alaf, Hirschi, Sagan, Ulissi, Matthews etc, but those guys would be nowhere on other finishes in this race. Also, Stybar won a TdF stage on a similar finish, and he finished 40th.
So it's finally Roglic in red. The committee decided that the original 3-second gap should stand because the finish was not a flat sprint, so the new rules about time gaps would not apply (counting only gaps of 3 seconds or more between the last rider in the first group and the first rider in the next group). Since it was "uphill," they decided the original gaps should apply.