Potentially a bit of a fun stage. Once back up Independence Pass to tire everyone out, then a lot of downhill before a couple of little climbs in the 2nd half and the final ramp up to Beaver Creek (4km at 7% avg).
Will Garmin have a big presence in the break with CVDV in yellow? Answer: probably yes, because they don't really seem to give a crap about saving legs in this event and they're just going to try to do everything.
Will Leipheimer or Horner do something on the final climb?
Answer: Probably not. They'll wait for stage 6, and also not take enough time to scare TJVG for the TT.
Would this race be more exciting WITHOUT a final day TT?
Answer: Absolutely. And yes, I know that's strange.
Anyway, since I'm in 2nd overall (insert blind squirrel joke here), I better take this a little seriously today. Here's the team:
Rovny (for Tschopp)
Who you got?