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Its interesting.  For a long time, Grand Tour winners have been primarily climbing types who could time trial well enough ... Contador, Evans, Nibali and the like.

Now though, we are seeing more of the TT guys who can climb well enough to hold on.  Wiggans, Froome, Dumoulin.   Froome is a bit of an exception as he wasnt really either before he started winning ... but he is definitely these days good enough to be a TT specialist, as opposed to just holding on and gaining his time in the mountains.

The case of Pinot then, and Quintana will be interesting to follow - can the climber types come to the front again?
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