I see him as almost a lock for a top 10, with a good shot at top 5 but I don't see any scenario where he could win. He's not the best climber, he's not the best tter (among GC guys), and he's not top 3 in both. I guess the way he could do it would be what you mentioned - he shows significant improvement and he starts dropping Nairo, NIbali, Pinot, etc...in the mountains. Possible, I guess, but very unlikely.Oliwright said:I'm backing Adam Yates!
He's improved hugely each of the last few years as a professional and if he improves again I believe he can do it.
He's a brit and has shown that the cold wet weather suits him.
He was almost as good as Quintana at last years tour (which was their main objective of the season).
His Orica team is weak but I seem him taking the race in the final week when it's mano a mano.
I think he has a much better chance than Pinot, Thomas or Landa.
Adam has shown that he always exceeds expectation.
Not many expect him to win the race!