I think Roglic should make hay while the sun shines and try to go solo on the climb and make use of his descending skills to stay clear. To me, this stage seems perfect for his characteristics. Only issue is whether the form is really there as he did look a bit suspect yesterday when he was gapped with Dan Martin.
I think you can only agree. Mas is usually bad at the start of the race and the climb was't well suited to him yet he looked strong. I would say better than Roglić. His ITT should be enough if he can drop Primoz on Tourmalet, Farrapona and Angrilu and he will possibly have a valuable allay in Carapaz.
We reported earlier today that Axel Domont abandoned. He crashed and AG2Rr have just told us that he will retire from cycling as this was due to be his final race as a pro. He's going to be wine maker. Good luck to the 30-year-old.
From the live chat, not one of the big boys of cycling but still a sad way to go out in your last race.