Is Altitude going to be a big factor this week?

From the Denver Post

"Altitude makes the short stuff decisive," Danielson said. "And the level we have here, the first guys punching at the front they're taking everybody past their limit and then the last part all they can do is crawl to the finish.

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"It's difficult Tom Danielson, speaking at a news conference Saturday in Durango, is getting back to his roots, having been a national mountain biking champion at Fort Lewis College. (Doug Pensinger, Getty Images)
for the Europeans to ride at this kind of elevation for a week," said Italian Vincenzo Nibali, who took third in last month's Tour de France. "It's a big advantage for Americans — and maybe Tejay (van Garderen)."

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