Tour de France 2015 Favourites stage 11: Big name(s) or battered GC men

Vincenzo NibaliEn route to Cauterets both the Aspin and Tourmalet are to be crested. Prior to those giants riders pedal through a hilly landscape that will suit a bunch of escapees. Maybe a bettered GC man such as Nibali will give it a go. (Slideshow route/profile)

Recenty Nibali gave his best performance of this season in the Dauphine the day after he lost the overall. Wounded pride as panacea. Othet riders who opt for such a scenario will be Pinot, Bardet, Talansky, Kruijswijk and Péraud. Pierre Rolland is another one who will want to be in the break of the day and since he is down in the overall, who would object?

With 3 kilometres left a section of 10% could be interesting to launch an attack for explosive climbers such as Nairo Quintana en Alberto Contador. That said, will they have the nerve after the show of strength of Froome in stage 10. Maybe the Briton will seize the opportunity to show who’s boss this Tour de France

*** Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali
** Albert Contador, Warren Barguil, Pierre Rolland
* Seven Kruijswijk, Thibaut Pinot, Andrew Talansky

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