- Jun 22, 2009
issoisso said:The route suits Valverde to a tee.
Basso should be much improved from the Giro, given it was his first GT in 3 years.
Sánchez has trained specifically for this race all season and is thus not tired at all.
Those would be the main favorites for me.
That sounds about right. I imagine we'll all be interested to see how good Gesink can be as leader (presumably Menchov will have gone out to pasture), and I'd also like to see Columbia ride for Martin.
I'm really wondering IF, due to the absence of LA, we will be able to follow the Vuelta here without all the unnecessary sh!te that went down during the Tour. Or, will there be other figures of hate and suspicion riding on whom to vent inflamed passions?