If Contador were smart, he would close the gap to Evans and Schleck and let Saxobank do the work until the Pyrenees. Then attack hard and take the yellow jersey...but he's immature and lacks patience. So I won't be surprised to see him attack hard on the first summit finish and try to take the jersey. It will be interesting to see if Evans and Schleck can stay with him.
Would be hilarious if Vino stays with him and gets yellow instead!
He is inmature... is that so??? Dude if El Pistolero was inmature he would dropped Jani Brajkovic in Alpe D'Huez and He will used all his energy in that climb, just to say an example... People that say that don't have a ****ing clue about AC... that's pretty sad...
Stage 17 is too late to take the jersey, he won't dominate the last ITT and he knows it too... He must take it up ax 3-domaines already imo.
Nah you are understimating El Pistolero... he can do it pretty good in the ITT at least better than Cadel, Menchov, Basso and Andy, the problem with that ITT is that is pretty flat there is not even a hill, that is the contra with this ITT for AC...
thanx for contributing to the topic.
yeah didn't take them into account, but Cadel has Giro in his legs and Menshov, imo would not match AC in the Pyrenees and will not be able to gain much at itt.
Mende is a 2 category climb and flat at the finish. is it possible to win time on it? many riders may survive there.
Menchov of course is not so good climbing like El Pistolero but Rabobank is a climbing machine they have strong names that can climb and do it very well, like Gesink and Tankink to say some names... About Evans the BMC is pretty weak
and he is going to be alone in the 1st and NC categories climbs...
IMHO Liquigas is going to attack early in the Pyrenees cuz they need to reduce the gap that Basso and Kreuziger have... they are going to take yellow and they will have the responsability to defend it while AC is going to follow them close in the GC...
El Pistolero is going to take the Maillot Jaune in the Tourmalet... he is going to attack not once but twice cuz they have to be there twice this tour... that is the oportunity that he will be looking for, he doesn't want to burn out the team so fast... that is what I think...
P.S: I'm going with Liquigas for the pyrenees... watch out with Kreuziger and Basso... If Basso is well recovered from Il Giro he will do it great in the mountains just remember Zoncolan