Stephen wrote:I didn't see any of the stage, so I'm just going from the reports but it looks like its down to Nibali and Cadel. Wiggo seems too far off the pace. Maybe he's missing his train of Froome, Porte and Rogers. I wonder if Sky will let Uran Uran off the leash?
Great to see Cadel back to top form. Lets hope he can hold it through to the end of the TDF.
I reckon he may go all out to win the Giro. If so he'll go to the TdF with BMC stating he's the main man, but likely he'll be part of the 1-2 punch with TJ. Great to see him back at the pointy end. The remaining ITT is uphill, and Cadel had the best time in stage 9 ITT for the last section with the climb? It bodes well ... Adding a Giro to his palmares would be perfect.
The Canadian & Englishman aren't doing as well as expected though. Rigoberto 'Simon Le Bon" Uran Uran could become the protected rider at Sky if Wiggins is off form. Sky have 3 in the top 12 in GC.
Stage 18 profile: