...and I don't understand why the Schlecks aren't riding it, along with the Giro. Andy especially, rides like the TdF is the only race all year, and it's all I ever hear about when he's interviewed. I think it's pretty obvious that he won't even retain his perennial runner-up spot in the Tour this year, with 100k of ITTs and not a huge emphasis on climbing. I also think it's obvious that he's good enough to FINALLY win a grand tour if he was smart about it.
The Vuelta and Giro both suit him much better this year, but I doubt he'll ride them. Why not?