Another sprint stage and another chance for Goss to show us he's the third fastest man in the world or is it another chance for Tyler Farrar to take out half the field?
Cast iron sprint finish again, four in the escape:
- Davide Malacarne (ITA) EUC
- Romain Zingle (BEL) COF
- Dave Zabriskie (USA) GRS
- Karsten Kroon (NED) STB
One sprint and one cat 4 before the finish.
I think pretty much everyone will have a broadly unchanged team today with an eye on the shake up that will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Mine is:
Plan is to ditch Cav, Goss, Ladagnous and Boeckmans tonight but not 100% on who I'll bring in, still deliberating between starting to bring in TTing climbers or to go full out on breakaway riders and try hoover up a load of points on Sunday.