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 [3993 posts]
24th January 2014 - 21:23

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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 [1858 posts]
24th January 2014 - 21:42

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Evans
Porte
Gesink
Ulissi
Gerrans
Hansen
Sutherland
Haas
Ewan

-20 points

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
24th January 2014 - 22:06

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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 [829 posts]
24th January 2014 - 23:05

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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 [199 posts]
24th January 2014 - 23:16

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Lots of penalties being taken today!!

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
24th January 2014 - 23:43

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

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
25th January 2014 - 0:03

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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 [577 posts]
25th January 2014 - 0:33

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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

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
25th January 2014 - 4:31

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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 [1229 posts]
25th January 2014 - 4:34

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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 [16 posts]
25th January 2014 - 6:01

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

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posted by backflipbedlem [829 posts]
25th January 2014 - 7:50

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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 [829 posts]
25th January 2014 - 8:02

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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 [1101 posts]
25th January 2014 - 8:25

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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 - 9:06

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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.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2826 posts]
25th January 2014 - 9:26

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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 [994 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:07

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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 [1848 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:11

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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 [1858 posts]
25th January 2014 - 10:17

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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 and 2014 for Parkinson's UK. Might just have one last go in 2015.

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posted by jova54 [628 posts]
25th January 2014 - 11:16

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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 [829 posts]
25th January 2014 - 12:19

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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 [199 posts]
25th January 2014 - 13:41

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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 [1101 posts]
25th January 2014 - 16:03

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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 [1101 posts]
25th January 2014 - 22:53

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