Cerberus said:Cadel might take time on Contador on the last time trial, but not much time. I don't see Cadel staying within 1-2 minutes of Contador on the climbs. Perhaps he can limit his loses to Schleck, though I doubt that as well, but not Contador. Losing Contador on the cobles (or bad form or injury) is the only real chance anyone except possibly Schleck has of beating Contador next year.
I agree. Cadel isn't in the same league as AC and AS when it comes to climbing. He has no explosiveness at all. I'm sure he's not even on AC's radar.
For him to win/contend in the mountains, he'd need a super strong team like the old discovery squad that could shell riders on the climbs. BMC isn't that strong. I don't think RS is even strong enough to dislodge AC.
Cadel's chance to win the TDF has come and gone.