for froome, whom does he have besides porte for the big mountains? not really seeing it in the sky lineup. seems like a bunch of riders
suited more for getting him to the base/lower slopes of the climbs (i put nothing past ebh though). if he had uran as well, i'd feel better about
froome's chances to win it all. hoping the respective teams for some of the dangerous spaniards (purito, valverde, contador) don't lose
too much time in the team time trial because their aggressiveness would be tempered somewhat and possibly relegated for stage wins vs
the overall gc. froome also has to deal with the 1-2 punch of cuddles and tejay along with ryder/talansky/martin of garmin. should be infinitely
more interesting with the gc this year vs last. maybe *gasp* we'll even get something as exciting as this last year's vuelta. maybe...
i had questions about contador too (post-suspension) until the last week of last year's vuelta. contador is used to riding with minimal mountain
support, used to the territory of being the man, and will be verry motivated to shove all the contaminated beef talk down the collective cycling
world's throat to reclaim/reestablish his place as the best gc gt rider we've seen since hinault.
Contador is not the same than years ago, you can tell he looks like tired. Purito and valverde have the biggest hearts in the whole peloton IMO. Froom, well he is at this peak right now so who knows what will happen, IMO he will win the tour unless something weird happens. Any of the spanish trio will get to second or maybe even but who knows. Then you have Evans that apparently is coming back from the dead, who knows with him aswell.
Just waiting to see what will happens, 1 st time that I remember that the tour will be quite uncertain.
I get really bad spring-time allergies from tree pollen, but I stopped taking medications years ago and I usually only suffer a couple weeks at most, but it's very bad; I can get an attack of sneezing that just goes on and on...and my sinuses are totally blocked and eyes are itchy...It sucks!
However, one thing I've noticed is that when I'm riding and get my cardio up to a certain point (not too much, it's not like I have to go in the red, not even close) my allergy symptoms go away, until I'm done with my ride.