Looking ahead, it seems that stage 12 will be a critical stage to shake up the standings. It's tailor made for a breakaway to stay away to the finish, with lots of mountain classification points on offer for the riders who make the break. Any thoughts about who will make it in?
Seems Rubiano is a no-brainer depending on how he's going (has he been sandbagging the last several stages?). But who else? Normally I would say De Gendt - perfect for his insanity - but he may be too close on GC for the peleton to let him go? Any other thoughts - someone from euskatel (Izaguirre?), someone from Colnago or NetApp or Farnese-Vini?
I'm mostly looking for some discussion to help me work through my decisions about whether to try to pick someone for the day, or play it safe and use the transfer opportunities to prep for the stages to come. But I thought it also might be a fun opportunity to talk some trash and spread some disinformation. Any thoughts?