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Today's stage is a high mountain stage with a Cat 3 11.7 from the finish and then a Cat 1 at the end of the stage . It may not be a summit finish proper, though. There seem to be a couple of kms to go after the summit to get to the finish line. Depending on how the race organizers report the resutls of the KOM, the KOM points may or may not count!  1

Here's our current leaderboard:

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

By the way, unfortunately, Janier Acevedo dropped out of the race yesterday:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/acevedo-abandons-tour-de-san-luis-due-to...

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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First things first.  1 Where would you have rather been? In Cadel's shoes yesterday in Australia or in Nizzolo's in Argentina?  1

Once that is settled, feel free to peruse the profile for the stage.

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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If I'm reading the race program correctly the last KOM is 1.8km from the finish line, so I guess the KOM points for that last summit will count!  1

Sprint 1
1 CURUCHET, Juan I
2 GADAY, Julian
3 PRESA, Matias

Sprint 2
1 GADAY, Julián
2) CURUCHET, Juan
3) ARANGO, Juan

KOM 1
1 STETINA, Peter
2 QUINZIATO, Manuel
2 PHINNEY, Taylor

KOM 2
1 QUINTANA, Nairo
2 GODOY, Sergio
3 ATAPUMA, Darwin

Top 20 via www.procyclingstats.com
1 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander Movistar Team 16 20 4:15:33
2 GODOY Sergio Daniel San Luis Somos Todos 11 12 0:50
3 ATAPUMA HURTADO John Darwin BMC Racing Team 6 7 1:32
4 MOYANO Enzo Josue San Luis Somos Todos 5 5 1:39
5 EUSER Lucas UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis 4 4 1:45
6 RUBIANO CHAVEZ Miguel Angel Team Colombia 2 3 2:09
7 STETINA Peter BMC Racing Team 2 2:31
8 ARREDONDO MORENO Julian David Trek Factory Racing 1 2:46
9 BRAMBILLA Gianluca Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 3:04
10 YATES Adam Orica GreenEDGE 3:05
11 SEPúLVEDA Eduardo Bretagne- Séché Environnement ,,
12 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner Lampre - Merida 3:12
13 DE MAAR Marc UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis 3:43
14 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R La Mondiale ,,
15 BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ Isaac UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis ,,
16 CUNEGO Damiano Lampre - Merida 4:10
17 SELLA Emanuele Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 4:11
18 GAIMON Phillip Garmin - Sharp 4:15
19 SQUIRE Rob Jamis - Hagens Berman 4:30
20 MEIER Christian Orica GreenEDGE 4:34

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Ok, here we go!  1 Another beautiful day in Argentina...

Here are the rider scores... As always, if you spot an error let me know!  1

Nairo Alexander Quintana Movistar Team 55
Sergio Daniel Godoy San Luis Somos Todos 41
John Darwin Atapuma BMC Racing Team 38
Enzo Josue Moyano San Luis Somos Todos 30
Lucas Euser UnitedHealthcare Presen 26
Peter Stetina BMC Racing Team 25
Miguel Angel Rubiano Team Colombia 21
Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 19
Marc De Maar UnitedHealthcare Presen 16
Phillip Gaimon Garmin - Sharp 13
Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 12
Adam Yates Orica GreenEDGE 11
Eduardo Sepulveda Bretagne- Séché Environ 10
Winner Anacona Lampre - Merida 9
Domenico Pozzovivo AGR La Mondiale 7
Isaac Bolivar UnitedHealthcare Presen 6
Damiano Cunego Lampre - Merida 5
Adam Yates Orica GreenEDGE 5
Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 5
Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing 5
Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing 5
Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing 5
Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 5
Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 4
Rob Squire Jamis - Hagens Berman 2
Christian Meier Orica GreenEDGE 1
Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 1

Today's Team Stage 4 Results

stumps 87
lucas 86
TERatcliffe26 75
northstar 74
stevemarks 73
livestrongnick 71
Dave Atkinson 62
Twybaydos 60
STEVESPRO 79 32
Hilltown_Ian 17
ray silvester 9
enrique 5
Ghedebrav 0

Stumpy! You're the man today! Good going!:)

And in our overall leaderboard, we have the following results:

stevemarks 270
lucas 255
TERatcliffe26 242
northstar 203
stumps 185
Dave Atkinson 172
Twybaydos 168
livestrongnick 143
Hilltown_Ian 93
enrique 89
STEVESPRO 79 72
Ghedebrav 68
ray silvester 28

steve's margin is growing slimmer... and there's three stages left!  39

Tomorrow's the time trial. Below is what it looks like...

Wish we had transfers!  2

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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I think Lucas will win overall, unless Weening or Duque decide to do something big for me, Weening in the ITT and Duque in the flat stage

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I think Lucas will win overall, unless Weening or Duque decide to do something big for me, Weening in the ITT and Duque in the flat stage

I agree Lucas will probably win, so as a spoilsport I went and looked at why.

I'm afraid Enrique you may have messed up, I believe his team is over budget 163 I make it.

Sorry Lucas if I got it wrong, but couldn't understand how you got all those big guys in your team.

I hope I am wrong!

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I think Lucas will win overall, unless Weening or Duque decide to do something big for me, Weening in the ITT and Duque in the flat stage

I agree Lucas will probably win, so as a spoilsport I went and looked at why.

I'm afraid Enrique you may have messed up, I believe his team is over budget 163 I make it.

Sorry Lucas if I got it wrong, but couldn't understand how you got all those big guys in your team.

I hope I am wrong!

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Didn't even realize this, I got it at dead on 163 too.....

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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wow....DQ?

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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Bring on tomorrow - I have high hopes Phinney, Weening and VDB are going to do well for me.

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:

... I believe his team is over budget 163 I make it...I hope I am wrong!...

TERatcliffe26 wrote:

... I got it at dead on 163 too.....

You're both right. Lucas was the last team in and I didn't catch it. What a nightmare. I can only hope it was just an honest mistake but obviously it would be unfair to keep the team in the competition. Well, now I really, really (!) appreciate what Dave has built!  40 Bring on the TDU!  1 And the final three stages of SL!  1 After this debacle, I need a beer!  2 And a break!  2

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:
stevemarks wrote:

... I believe his team is over budget 163 I make it...I hope I am wrong!...

TERatcliffe26 wrote:

... I got it at dead on 163 too.....

You're both right. Lucas was the last team in and I didn't catch it. What a nightmare. I can only hope it was just an honest mistake but obviously it would be unfair to keep the team in the competition. Well, now I really, really (!) appreciate what Dave has built!  40 Bring on the TDU!  1 And the final three stages of SL!  1 After this debacle, I need a beer!  2 And a break!  2

It's just a fun game Enrique, don't sweat it, I'm fine with leaving Lucas in the game and when he wins, we all know it was down to administrative error.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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At least i broke my 2 stage donut run!!

9 points on a mountain top finish when you have Nibali,J-Rod,Betancur,Anacona,VandenBroeck,Amador and Diaz is a shocker although it might show just what sort of talent they have in South America right now(and I'm not talking about the Chicarita's!!).

Time Trial today and I'd say a Phinney-Malori 1-2 looks likely

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AWPeleton [3316 posts] 2 years ago
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woohoo, stage win ! shame its not in the full comp. I normally average one stage win a year so looks like i've used it up !

The Lucas scenario doesn't effect me but i go with what other people have said, its just for fun and let the results stand imho.

Unless of course Lucas wants to fall on his sword.

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lucas [74 posts] 2 years ago
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stumps wrote:

woohoo, stage win ! shame its not in the full comp. I normally average one stage win a year so looks like i've used it up !

The Lucas scenario doesn't effect me but i go with what other people have said, its just for fun and let the results stand imho.

Unless of course Lucas wants to fall on his sword.

Congratulations on the win, stumps. I'll take the disqualification, of course. For some reason I had Quintana at 28.1 credits, I'm not sure why? The sad things is I was really happy with my team and was wondering why no one had picked the folks I did. Anyways, as its been said, all in good fun, and I'll take the relegation! It was nice while it lasted  1

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AWPeleton [3316 posts] 2 years ago
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lucas, thats very honourable of you but i suggest you stay and play the game, its not for any prizes and just for fun. Its obviously been a mistake so as far as i'm concerned you can carry on mate.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

At least i broke my 2 stage donut run!!

9 points on a mountain top finish when you have Nibali,J-Rod,Betancur,Anacona,VandenBroeck,Amador and Diaz is a shocker although it might show just what sort of talent they have in South America right now(and I'm not talking about the Chicarita's!!).

Time Trial today and I'd say a Phinney-Malori 1-2 looks likely

Knew it......Didn't pick either of them though!!