TDU Stage 5

by simon F   January 24, 2014  

Must be my turn to start one of these. I've got the top 5 bookies favourites (co-incidence - there were no odds for the stage when I picked my team). I intended to to keep a transfer for the last stage, but blew it on today's in the (possibly vain) hope of a 750 point badge. Still, at least I've got my first podium badge of the season - it took me months last year.

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Ive gone bold, 20 penalty points

Expect my only non-scorer to be Ewan (hopeful that he will win the final stage)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
24th January 2014 - 22:23

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Greipel and Kittel out

Evans and either Gesink or Porte in

Evans,Porte or Gesink Thinking ,Gerrans,Ulissi,Ewan,Domont,Gavazzi,Thomas,Haas currently 12th in the TDU

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
24th January 2014 - 22:42

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Evans
Porte
Gesink
Ulissi
Gerrans
Hansen
Sutherland
Haas
Ewan

-20 points

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
24th January 2014 - 23:06

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20 penalties for me as well today! going for a big en! (minus 20 points of course)
Hope Cadel can keep hold of the ochre!

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
25th January 2014 - 0:05

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20 penalties also. No real inspiration, think everyone will have similar teams for this stage

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posted by johnny2names [176 posts]
25th January 2014 - 0:16

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Lots of penalties being taken today!!

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
25th January 2014 - 0:43

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Went for Porte instead of Gesink....home field advantage hopefully!

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
25th January 2014 - 1:03

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Evans
Gerrans
Porte
Gesink
Ulissi
Haas
Sutherland
Bookwalter
Silin

And for the first time this year - no penalty transfers. Party

posted by Wig_Billy [571 posts]
25th January 2014 - 1:33

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Well done ritchie porte. Shudda picked you. I stuck with geraint.
At least I have three xfers for tomottow.

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1153 posts]
25th January 2014 - 5:31

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Sobs. Thought I had xfrred roelandts out for haas in. Maybe I didnt press confirm. Sobs again.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1153 posts]
25th January 2014 - 5:34

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Evans,Porte,Ulissi,, Gerrans,Gessink,,Bakelants,Ewan,Haas, and Flakeman.stop laffin Laughing .i know its bad .still tho .i got 3 trades today for last stge

LEE IM ALWAYS WRONG BUT WIN ANYWAY.

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posted by arcadiak [13 posts]
25th January 2014 - 7:01

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1,2,3,4,6,7,11 (-20) pretty pleased with that

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
25th January 2014 - 8:50

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Evans
Gerrans
Porte
Gesink
Ulissi
Haas
Sutherland
Bookwalter
Silin

And for the first time this year - no penalty transfers. Party


Played Wig! Thats gotta be top! I swear you have a time machine sometimes Wink

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
25th January 2014 - 9:02

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LOTS of high scores today. Foolishly went for Thomas over Porte and paid the price.

Incidentally, I'm sure I did worse, relatively speaking, last year - but finished higher. Are there waaay more people playing?

If so, good Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [802 posts]
25th January 2014 - 9:25

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Ghedebrav wrote:
LOTS of high scores today.

No kidding. 170-odd points and I went backwards. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I'm bringing in a Van Poppel.

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posted by Greg Potts [5 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:06

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196 after a 10 point penalty plus a full house badge. Gone up a few places so not bad i suppose.

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 [2429 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:26

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211 with no pens and still got hammered by TER with 20 pens in the W Mids league. At least I got my 750 badge.

posted by simon F [869 posts]
25th January 2014 - 11:07

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199 after a 20 point penalty. 2nd day running missed out on full house badge by 1 rider ( moreno rolled in 21st) Crying but green arrows again so very happy overall Big Grin

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
25th January 2014 - 11:11

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1,2,3,6,10,11.....Top 5 + Thomas on GC....top 5 in points comp....2,3,5 in KOM plus mountain bonus for Domont and team-mate bonus for Thomas looks like 200pts+ exactly(haven't got that badge yet!!)

No penalties.

Should be enough to stay top of Forum's Scorum's and i'm delighted that my first 50/50 decison between Porte and Gesink came up trumps!!

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
25th January 2014 - 11:17

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Not bad; 1,2,3,4,6 and 10. Looks like moving to Premium is paying off.

208 points, 316 on stage and moved up 489 places.

After 3 years finally getting the hang of this Big Grin

Did Nightrider 2013 for Parkinson's UK, doing it again this year just for the fun of it and to raise more money.

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posted by jova54 [525 posts]
25th January 2014 - 12:16

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Well I managed 200 points exactly, 441st on stage

Wig got 23rd, missing Impey

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
25th January 2014 - 13:19

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209 points, after 20 pts penalty, and slid back 2 place on forum scorum's! the standard is high this year!

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posted by johnny2names [176 posts]
25th January 2014 - 14:41

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Standard high indeed.

I've gone all-in on for the final stage: three Big Name Sprinters (plus one cheaper guy who's been doing well). Thankfully no penalty points incurred, so with a bit of luck should get something out of the last stage.

However...

Will I regret having no Aussies among the fast men? I'm hoping Goss and Renshaw have no-shows tomorrow...

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posted by Ghedebrav [802 posts]
25th January 2014 - 17:03

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By the way, is it just me or have Drapac had a pretty torrid home tour? Expected more from Cantwell and the various I Can Haz Sulzbergers.

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posted by Ghedebrav [802 posts]
25th January 2014 - 23:53

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