Magnus said:He took 24 seconds on this years Paris-Nice stage to mende so it is possible to win some time there. If he climbs it at full gas I doubt that the closest chasers will be of the kind that take much time back on AC on the flat.
IMO stage 10 and 12 are the hardest stages to handle for a weak team. On the other hand I don't think he'll pass an opportunity to take time on his closest rivals so if he's the legs he'll probably make an arcalis'ish attack on the Avoriaz-stage.
24 seconds? Valverde-Sanchez pair lost only 10 seconds.
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto 11.18
12 Lance Armstrong (USA) Discovery Channel
13 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC
14 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team
15 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team 11.55
16 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank
17 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner
18 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
19 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir 12.01
20 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems 12.07
2005 results suggest that the strongest riders should come to the finish together.