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Tour de San Luis Stage 3

Todays stage looks pretty hilly but it has only one categorized climb, a Cat 3, climb approximately 55km into the race. There seems to be some steady climbing towards the end, but it may come to a sprint finish. Who knows?'

Here's our current leaderboard. Some teams are stacked with sprinters, so we'll see what happens today!

stevemarks 135
lucas 113
TERatcliffe26 110
northstar 88
Dave Atkinson 79
Twybaydos 73
enrique 72
stumps 68
livestrongnick 48
Hilltown_Ian 29
STEVESPRO 79 25
ray silvester 19
Ghedebrav 17

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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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And we're off!

Here's the profile (below) and a picture of Argentinian podium girls (also below).

There's a break of 6 riders with ahead with a lead of 3:10 over the peloton. The names are: Curuchet, Barrientos, Ramos, Maldonado, Koretsky and Almonacid. Don't think anyone will get any points from the break today.  1

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Stumps [3456 posts] 3 years ago
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Nice profile.

The maps quite canny as well..........  40

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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6 in the break..... #Curuchet ARG #Barrientos ARG #Ramos ARG #Koretzky FRA #Maldonado URU #ALMONACID CHI

Cat 3 KOM Alto Paso Grande
Almonacid 3,Maldonado 2,Barrientos 1 fantasy pts

1st intermediate sprint La Toma
Curuchet 6,Almonacid 4,Maldonado 2 fantasy pts

one more intermediate sprint to come

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

Nice profile.

The maps quite canny as well..........  40

Yes of the little spanish I know I believe the phrase is "chica bonita"  38

please correct me if I've got that wrong enrique!?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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You shouldbe looking at the Pacours not the Phew-Cor  8

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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It would appear that Purito has been dropped in crosswinds  102

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Final intermediate sprint Potrero De Los Funes.

Weening 6,Guzman 4,Diaz 2 fantasy pts

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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stage 3 result: 1 Nizzolo, 2 Ventoso, 3 Boonen, 4 Farrar, 5 Appollonio, 6 Caruso, 7 Phinney, 8 Arango, 9 Avila, 10 De Maar

Top-5 General #TourdeSanLuis
1 Gaimon (GAR)
2 De Maar (UNI) +1' 47"
3 Meier (ORI) +3' 56"
4 Stetina (BMC) +4' 16"
5 Arredondo (TRF) +4' 16"

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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 20 for today:

1 NIZZOLO Giacomo Trek Factory Racing 20 4:14:19
2 VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco José Movistar Team
3 BOONEN Tom Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
4 FARRAR Tyler Garmin - Sharp
5 APPOLLONIO Davide AG2R La Mondiale
6 CARUSO Damiano Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
7 PHINNEY Taylor BMC Racing Team
8 ARANGO CARVAJAL Juan Esteban Team Colombia
9 AVILA VANEGAS Edwin Alcibiades Team Colombia
10 DE MAAR Marc UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis
11 KORETZKY Clément Bretagne- Séché Environnement
12 DELAPLACE Anthony Bretagne- Séché Environnement
13 CAVENDISH Mark Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
14 STETINA Peter BMC Racing Team
15 KESSIAKOFF Fredrik Astana Pro Team
16 KRUOPIS Aidis Orica GreenEDGE
17 LANDA MEANA Mikel Astana Pro Team
18 VERSCHOOR Martijn Team Novo Nordisk
19 KEOUGH Luke UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis
20 EUSER Lucas UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis

Can it get any better for stevemarks?  41 He's the only one with Nizzolo on his team!  2

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Stumps [3456 posts] 3 years ago
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Caruso in 6th place for me and thats it. Was hoping for something from Sagan today.

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TERatcliffe26 [4676 posts] 3 years ago
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probably not, but at least I have Phinney, who will surely close the gap for me in the ITT? and Cav who he doesn't, He does have Gaimon, but I have Arendondo, so that will be 5 more points for me due to Nizzolo's win, which will make him about 10 points better off for the stage maybe. So he is still catchable should Cav do something later in the race for me and Phinney wins the ITT

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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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Rider Scores for Stage 3

Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 35
Francisco Jose Ventoso Movistar Team 30
Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 25
Tyler Farrar Garmin - Sharp 22
Marc De Maar UnitedHealthcare Presen 22
Davide Appollonio AGR La Mondiale 20
Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 18
Peter Stetina BMC Racing Team 18
Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 16
Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 16
Juan Esteban Arango Team Colombia 14
Edwin Alcibiades Avila Team Colombia 12
Clement Koretzky Bretagne- Séché Environ 10
Phillip Gaimon Garmin - Sharp 10
Anthony Delaplace Bretagne- Séché Environ 9
Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
Christian Meier Orica GreenEDGE 8
Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing 8
John Darwin Atapuma BMC Racing Team 7
Nairo Alexander Quintana Movistar Team 7
Fredrik Kessiakoff Astana Pro Team 6
Aidis Kruopis Orica GreenEDGE 5
Adam Yates Orica GreenEDGE 5
Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 5
Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing 5
Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing 5
Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team 4
Martijn Verschoor Team Novo Nordisk 3
Luke Keough UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis 2
Domenico Pozzovivo AGR La Mondiale 2
Lucas Euser UnitedHealthcare Presen 1
Ivan Santaromita Orica GreenEDGE 1

Team Scores for Stage 3
stevemarks 52
lucas 52
Ghedebrav 51
TERatcliffe26 47
Hilltown_Ian 43
northstar 37
Dave Atkinson 31
Twybaydos 31
stumps 30
livestrongnick 20
enrique 8
STEVESPRO 79 5
ray silvester 0

Another (!) stage win for stevemarks! You're on a roll!  1

And our overall leader board after today's stage:

stevemarks 186
lucas 131
TERatcliffe26 126
Ghedebrav 119
Twybaydos 94
Hilltown_Ian 93
Dave Atkinson 87
northstar 84
enrique 62
stumps 62
livestrongnick 48
ray silvester 19
STEVESPRO 79 15

Wow. stevemarks could be unbeatable at this point, unless TER's scenarios come into play! Anyway, amazing picks! Congratulations! Wish I had a prize to offer!  1 41

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Twybaydos [449 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks for getting the scores up Enrique, but didn't weening and diaz get points for the sprint?

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Stumps [3456 posts] 3 years ago
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enrique, i think i should be on 98 in total. 2 for st 1, 66 for st 2 and 30 for today's stage = 98 unless i'm missing something mate.

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TERatcliffe26 [4676 posts] 3 years ago
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Yh your overall table is wrong, went from 25 behind stevemarks to 60, and he only scored 5 more!

Also I should have 6 points for Weening, and 2 for Diaz for the sprint

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I started the day on 48, picked poss 20 points but I'm still on 48  13 39

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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My big fat zero is absolutely correct.....for the second day running  29

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Twybaydos wrote:

Thanks for getting the scores up Enrique, but didn't weening and diaz get points for the sprint?

I think you've missed all the breakaway points mate?

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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

enrique, i think i should be on 98 in total... unless i'm missing something mate.

livestrongnick wrote:

I started the day on 48, picked poss 20 points but I'm still on 48...

Twybaydos wrote:

Thanks for getting the scores up Enrique, but didn't weening and diaz get points for the sprint?

ray silvester wrote:

I think you've missed all the breakaway points mate?

Gah! What a mess! Crap. I did a sh***y job today. I put them up as quickly as I could before I left for a night out drinking and came back to the horrible mess I did  14 Ok, here we go, corrected for the breakaway points for Weening and Diaz...

Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 35
Francisco Jose Ventoso Movistar Team 30
Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 25
Tyler Farrar Garmin - Sharp 22
Marc De Maar UnitedHealthcare Presen 22
Davide Appollonio AGR La Mondiale 20
Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 18
Peter Stetina BMC Racing Team 18
Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 16
Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 16
Juan Esteban Arango Team Colombia 14
Edwin Alcibiades Avila Team Colombia 12
Clement Koretzky Bretagne- Séché Environ 10
Phillip Gaimon Garmin - Sharp 10
Anthony Delaplace Bretagne- Séché Environ 9
Mark Cavendish Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
Christian Meier Orica GreenEDGE 8
Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing 8
John Darwin Atapuma BMC Racing Team 7
Nairo Alexander Quintana Movistar Team 7
Fredrik Kessiakoff Astana Pro Team 6
Pieter Weening Orica GreenEDGE 6
Aidis Kruopis Orica GreenEDGE 5
Adam Yates Orica GreenEDGE 5
Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 5
Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing 5
Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing 5
Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team 4
Daniel Diaz San Luis Somos Todos 4
Martijn Verschoor Team Novo Nordisk 3
Luke Keough UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis 2
Domenico Pozzovivo AGR La Mondiale 2
Lucas Euser UnitedHealthcare Presen 1
Ivan Santaromita Orica GreenEDGE 1

And the Team Stage scores for Stage 3 TDL

stevemarks 62
TERatcliffe26 57
lucas 56
Ghedebrav 51
Hilltown_Ian 47
northstar 41
Twybaydos 35
Dave Atkinson 31
stumps 30
livestrongnick 24
STEVESPRO 79 15
enrique 12
ray silvester 0

And the corrected overall after Stage 3

stevemarks 197
lucas 169
TERatcliffe26 167
northstar 129
Dave Atkinson 110
Twybaydos 108
stumps 98
enrique 84
Hilltown_Ian 76
livestrongnick 72
Ghedebrav 68
STEVESPRO 79 40
ray silvester 19

steve is still a god of fantasy cycling to me...  1

Sorry, guys...

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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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Stumps [3456 posts] 3 years ago
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enrique wrote:

[ Sorry, guys...

Dont worry, its just a bit of fun.

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enrique [2379 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

Dont worry, its just a bit of fun.

That it is! Thank you!  1 So, just to celebrate, I share!  1

Here's the best photo I've seen of a sprint in a very long time, ‏courtesy of @Movistar_Team

And, of course, some man to man love, after the stage, courtesy of @AinaraHernando -Pablo Lastras and Fran Ventoso

Finally, a picture of an Argentine fan - The Buddha!  1 Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/radiopopularsl - who I would probably look like if I gained 80 lbs!  1 minus a little hair...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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At least stage 4 looks like a proper mountain top finish....although knowing my luck with this event Cav'll fly up the mountain and leave His Nibs,Purito,VanDenBroeck,Betancur and Anacona in his wake LOL

If i get another doughnut on this stage I really need to have a rethink on my reading of stage profiles because 7 of my 9 were picked with this stage and stage 6 in mind!!

At least all 9 are still in the race!!