all this stuff about froome can't ride cobbles is suspect
He's an ex mountainbiker
he's a strong TTer
Stannard and Geraint will be there with him
He'll do prep cos DaveB isn't going to miss that trick
the course won't go through the arenberg trench, there will be pave but the last course wasn't as mental as everyone expected
everyone said this about Contador but he stuck it to Armstrong and only lost a minute right at the end because he had a slow puncture and chose to ride on it rather than swap a wheel (no team car just mavic neutral)
it would be good to see Wiggo at the vuelta but it may be a bit too late in the season to carry form...