Today is the classic Pyrenean stage. There’s no summit finish, but Prudhomme and co believe that is likely to make the action more intense as riders won’t be tempted to wait for the final climb before attacking.
However if it’s still together look for Vincenzo Nibali and Cadel Evans to kamikaze the final descent. Cuddles is the obvious choice for the win, but we reckon he won’t gain more than 30-seconds on GC.
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