Based on the fact that almost all of them have outclimbed Basso in top form before. Except for Contador and Schleck, but I think it goes without saying that those guys are stronger than Basso.nesocip said:You are saying that based on what exactly?
Looking at average speeds, this year's Giro wasnt much slower then this tour, and it had a tougher route.
Look, I like Basso, in fact he's one of my favourite riders, but the strongest riders in this Tour are probably stronger than him. And of course the Giro had tougher climbs (when does it not, really?) but for which of the best riders in this Tour would that be a problem? Not one.