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Stage 7 Open Thread

Another climbing route! OK, it's a one-off, but 18 km up the cat-1 Alto de El Morredero to finish the stage promises some significant action. Sure, the overall contenders would do well to behave guardedly, given the continued searing heat and the so-called Queen Stage scheduled for Sunday. But then, the climbs are so fanned out over the parcours, that riders won't be able to pass up the temptation.

Now that he's blown his chances for the overall on the first climb, look for Oscar Pereiro to get aggressive Friday. See you in the a.m.!