Today I really thought I had the winning pick in Aranburu, or my second pick Cavagna. Aranburu was again to eager to display his strength too early and Cavagna just didn’t have the climbing legs.
Tomorrow a stage with a very nice finish, a wall of 2.6km with 10.6% avg gradient. Perfect to launch a solo attack. You can practically descend to the finish line. It will either be a solo winner or a duo who will arive to the finish line.
There are some riders who came to my mind when looking at the profile and how their Vuelta went so far. I came down to these picks:
Aru @ 81
Latour @ 21
Godon @ 201
Poljanski @ 301
Aru was going really well till stage 8. On example stage 7 he was climbing with the best on a very steep mountain finish. I think he is going to stage hunt and tomorrow is ideal for him. He also has very good descending skills, remember his solo win in Dauphine stage 3 2016. Very high odds for a rider of this caliber. The only problem is, can he join the break. It’s going to be a fast start tomorrow..
Godon impressed me on stage 6 and normally in GT’s you often have the same attackers trying throughout a grand tour. He could go again, otherwise I like his teammate Latour!