M Gee

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One of the podcast analyses of the Giro so far pointed out that 16 of Yates' seconds advantage are time bonus seconds. If I were Tom's DS, I would henceforth know exactly where EVERY coming time bonus was, and calculate ways to take advantage of each.

Which may be dream-time, I know.  But considering that almost half of Yates' advantage to date is because of time bonuses puts a different complexion on matters. A little, anyway.

And I haven't confirmed this yet, but apparently Chavez lost time today? If he did, that changes things also. Still a hard race for Tom to win - but I'm hoping!

Got confirmation:

General Classification after Stage 10
GBR  1  YATES, Simon (MITCHELTON - SCOTT)              43:42:38
NED  2  DUMOULIN, Tom (SUNWEB)                           +   41
FRA  3  PINOT, Thibaut (GROUPAMA - FDJ)                  +   46
ITA  4  POZZOVIVO, Domenico (BAHRAIN - MERIDA)           + 1:00
ECU  5  CARAPAZ, Richard (MOVISTAR)                      + 1:23
IRL  6  BENNETT, Sam (BORA - HANSGROHE)                  + 1:36
AUS  7  DENNIS, Rohan (BMC RACING)                       + 2:08
CAN  9  WOODS, Michael (EF EDUCATION FIRST - DRAPAC)     + 2:28
GBR  10 FROOME, Chris (SKY)                              + 2:30

So Chavez got dropped somewhere, and #mitchelton will now have one leader. On the bad side, Tom lost a few more seconds.
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