Friday, July 10, 2009

Stage 7 - Barcelona to Andorre Arcalis


There is no pressure on Contador to attack on the Arcalis, but knowing this is only one of three summit finishes and after he sniffs the less oxygenated Spanish air, he might go for it.

All needing time chunky amounts of time, Sastre, Evans - and if it’s weather like yesterday – and Menchov might form an axis against Astana and attack with about 8-10kms to go. Strong bet Saxobank will play a hand here and Andy Schleck attack. Will Evans go for it?

See for yourself the profile stats above etc.

Interestingly, Leipheimer won a time trial in the Vuelta up the Arcalis in 2001, Sastre finishing second. Tour fans will also remember watching Ullrich in 1997 with 10kms left, to take the stage off Pantani and Virenque – beating them by around a minute.

As if anyone's going to be watching The Ashes tonight.

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