- Jun 16, 2009
Timmy-loves-Rabo said:not really. will be able to follow most in the mountains though.
who can you make such a statement? although he had made the vuelta his main goal of the season, no one knows what he will be like come september.
I still maintain winner could be any of the following: Valverde, Basso, Sanchez, Gesink, Rogriguez and maybe even mosquera. I don't consider Fugslang a real contender, he comes 7th or 8th (cant remember) in the dauphne and he is suddenly a GC contender? (oh and i guess evans could too, but like the schlecks, and kruziger i don't think he is there for vuelta victory... and im not sure he will have the form anyway)
I can make my statement because Sanchez has dedicated his whole season to this race. He can climb with all the big guns and will out time trial the rest of them. This may vary though if AS and CE really have have a crack at the vuelta. Even though it doesn't have the strongest field you could imagine i think it will be a cracker of a race as it is always full of surprises.