Um... respect. Whoever wins this stage will be deserving of whatever it is they give the guy who wins this stage. The mountain goats here are, well Sastre but he's just in training, right? Also Brajkovic, Oscar Pereiro, Triki Beltran, Zubeldia, Savoldelli, Menchov, and a host of guys who can't be ruled out. Given the length and difficulty of the final climb, it's hard to imagine anything succeeding before then, but that's why they race the races. You never know.
Have at it. I'll be along shortly.