TDU stage 2.

by JAndrewHill   January 21, 2014  

I nearly went for the German from giant shimano, but finally plumped for an fdj winner of a stage in a grand tour 2013

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Gavazzi in.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
21st January 2014 - 23:08

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bugger just realised I transfered in Kittel, defo didnt mean to do that!

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posted by backflipbedlem [634 posts]
21st January 2014 - 23:15

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backflipbedlem wrote:
bugger just realised I transfered in Kittel, defo didnt mean to do that!

Big oops. Im hoping my fdj pick snaffles me mega pts that few others get.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1206 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 0:00

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Roelandts and Meyer out......Domont and Lionel Messi lookalike Ulissi in

Bling
Gerro
Cuddles
Caleb
Crash Test(gesink)
Gava
The Menace(dennis)
Axel
Messulissi

Ulissi is now probably my favourite for the overall?

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 1:08

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Greipel
Ullisi
Gerrans
Gesink
Geschke
Dennis
Bouet
Hermans
Alaphilippe

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3754 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 1:13

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Simon Gerrans
Richie Porte
Maxime Bouet
Diego Ulissi
Cadel Evans
Jay McCarthy
Wesley Sulzberger
Caleb Ewan
Julian Alaphilippe

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2642 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 1:18

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Bad start for me so penalty time

Greipel
Gerrans
Gesink
Viviani
D.V.P
Morabito
Schleck
Flakemore
Gutierrez

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1669 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 1:25

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Break out in front - Will Clark (again!) and Boy Van Poppel.

Two abandons - David Tanner (Belkin) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar). Sniff! Sad to see them go Plain Face

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1469 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 2:27

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Greipel
Evans
Ewan
Gerrans
Ulissi
W.Sulzberger
Gavazzi
Bouet
Alaphilippe

20 penalty points.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 2:33

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Sprint 1
Boy Van Poppel 6,Flakemore 4,W.Clarke 2 fantasy pts

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 3:04

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KOM Cat2(Golden Grove)
W.Clarke 4,Flakemore3,Boy Van Poppel 2,A.Hansen 1 fantasy pts

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 3:08

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KOM Cat 2(Checker Hill)
W Clarke 4,Flakemore 3,B.Van Poppel 2,A Hansen 1 fantasy pts

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 3:30

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Flakemore's in my squad for this stage. Seems like a very, very long time ago that I last picked a rider in a small escape.

Looks like Hansen might've bagged me a couple of points too. They all count!

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posted by Ghedebrav [1002 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 3:51

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sprint 2
W.Clarke 6,Flakemore 4,B.Van Poppel 2 fantasy pts

that's the last of the breakaway pts

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 4:00

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1,2,9,15,19 for me (plus a smattering of breakaway points). I traded out Gavazzi before stage one and haven't brought him back, which is probably a mistake. Still probably won't make any transfers for S3, save them for later.

Podium badge for my purist Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1002 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 6:35

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More pts for me for Clarke. Ellisonde.was not so inspired...

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Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1206 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 7:31

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By the way, on badges I should theoretically have earned a bookend badge - but is it not applicable to this competition? Or am I missing something on the badges bit.

If I don't get it I shall weep copious tears as it's unlikely to happen again...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1002 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 8:48

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Also do we have seperate badges for our standard and purist teams now as well?

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posted by backflipbedlem [634 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 9:58

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it seems I am missing a lantern rouge for my standard team Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1669 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 10:08

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Hello. I have never heard of Campbell Flakemore. Does this make me a bad person?

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posted by Greg Potts [5 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 10:08

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backflipbedlem wrote:
Also do we have seperate badges for our standard and purist teams now as well?

Yes we do have separate badges for each team.

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1669 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 10:09

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Yup - looks that way - although the chances of me ever seeing a purist badge appear slight.

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posted by Greg Potts [5 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 10:10

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Greg Potts wrote:
Hello. I have never heard of Campbell Flakemore. Does this make me a bad person?

neither had I till I'd picked him as a cheap filler for my team!

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1669 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 10:11

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Sooo glad I put Gavazzi in. The Italians are doing me a lot of favours so far.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 10:49

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Happy with that....first 5 on the stage,5 of the top 10 in GC,all 5 in the sprints competition,3rd in KOM led to 183pts and 16th on the stage(39th overall)....plus my first FSUCI ranking point for 3rd in the Forum's Scorum's.

#HappyDays Nerd

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 14:11

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ray silvester wrote:
Happy with that....first 5 on the stage,5 of the top 10 in GC,all 5 in the sprints competition,3rd in KOM led to 183pts and 16th on the stage(39th overall)....plus my first FSUCI ranking point for 3rd in the Forum's Scorum's.

#HappyDays Nerd

Well done mate Applause

i took a 20 point penalty but still ended up with 135 points so happy with that.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2642 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 14:36

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May not change anything for stage 3....meaning i can get 2 extra sprinters in for stage 4 and get them back out again for WillHill and then 4 transfers for the big sprint stage at the end.

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 17:41

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livestrongnick wrote:
backflipbedlem wrote:
Also do we have seperate badges for our standard and purist teams now as well?

Yes we do have separate badges for each team.

But the comment on the purist badges (when you won it) refers to when you won the standard badge.

I've won bugger all on Pursit team but it says I won puncheur on Stage 2 TDU, which I won with Ulissi on my standard team. With Rojas in my purist, this is not a situation which is likely to change.

posted by Twybaydos [266 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 21:45

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Twybaydos wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
backflipbedlem wrote:
Also do we have seperate badges for our standard and purist teams now as well?

Yes we do have separate badges for each team.

But the comment on the purist badges (when you won it) refers to when you won the standard badge.

I've won bugger all on Pursit team but it says I won puncheur on Stage 2 TDU, which I won with Ulissi on my standard team. With Rojas in my purist, this is not a situation which is likely to change.

not what i can see in the db - you won a sprinter's badge on stage 1 for your purist team and you have three (inc puncheur) for your standard. is that not what you're seeing?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7234 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 21:56

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ray silvester wrote:
May not change anything for stage 3....meaning i can get 2 extra sprinters in for stage 4 and get them back out again for WillHill and then 4 transfers for the big sprint stage at the end.

Although Thomas worries me Thinking

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
22nd January 2014 - 22:31

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