For anyone who has just witnessed the Tour de France, the single most amazing point is, these guys are super-human freaks of nature. A few thousand kilometers, untold meters gained climbing, all at an average speed us mortals could not do for an hour, on the flat. Six days after Paris and there are only going to be two pairs of guns available for install: the fried ones and the mint ones. To be sure the winner will be someone who rode the Tour. Who is going to have the mint legs on come Saturday that is the real question. The soigneurs may be the best inside information people for San Sebastián.
Phil Gil is the designated leader for BMC but the wiley old local boy Samu Sanchez is the one on that team to keep an eye on. He was a monster on the Tour. To think this guy couldn’t get a contract for 2015, someone is not paying attention. Purito’s guns will be two smoking cigar stubs. I’d like to count out Malmerde but I have to grudgingly admire what a stud he is and he can never be counted out.