Tour of Dubai Stage 1

by enrique   February 5, 2014  

Here's the Start List and Start Times courtesy of @biciciclismoweb through @katushacycling:

1 108 VEELERS Tom NED GIA 13:05:00
2 132 ALAFACI Eugenio ITA TFR 13:06:00
3 16 HUFFMAN Evan USA AST 13:07:00
4 128 ANDERSEN Michael Valgren DEN TCS 13:08:00
5 56 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas LTU GRS 13:09:00
6 114 GUSEV Vladimir RUS KAT 13:10:00
7 48 SAGAN Juraj SVK CAN 13:11:00
8 87 PENG YUAN Tan TPE RTS 13:12:00
9 32 CUMMINGS Steven GBR BMC 13:13:00
10 153 ISHIBASHI Manabu JPN VFN 13:14:00
11 62 DOWSETT Alex GBR MOV 13:15:00
12 27 PEREIRA Valter POR BBC 13:16:00
13 94 ALBALOOSHI Nawaf UAE SKD 13:17:00
14 2 BONIFAZIO Niccolò ITA LAM 13:18:00
15 78 VERMOTE Julien BEL OPQ 13:19:00
16 106 JI Cheng CHN GIA 13:20:00
17 133 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar ESP TFR 13:21:00
18 15 GUARNIERI Jacopo ITA AST 13:22:00
19 141 ALBALOOSHI Majid UAE UAE 13:23:00
20 121 ZAUGG Oliver SUI TCS 13:24:00
21 54 KREDER Raymond NED GRS 13:25:00
22 118 VICIOSO ARCOS Angel ESP KAT 13:26:00
23 47 RATTO Daniele ITA CAN 13:27:00
24 83 HUANG Wen Chung TPE RTS 13:28:00
25 36 PHINNEY Taylor USA BMC 13:29:00
26 151 DE NEGRI Pier Paolo ITA VFN 13:30:00
27 63 HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus ESP MOV 13:31:00
28 26 PEREIRA Joao POR BBC 13:32:00
29 96 MANCEBO Francisco ESP SKD 13:33:00
30 8 DODI Luca ITA LAM 13:34:00
31 74 PETACCHI Alessandro ITA OPQ 13:35:00
32 107 SINKELDAM Ramon NED GIA 13:36:00
33 136 NIZZOLO Giacomo ITA TFR 13:37:00
34 17 IGLINSKIY Valentin KAZ AST 13:38:00
35 142 THANI Mansour UAE UAE 13:39:00
36 125 SUTHERLAND Rory AUS TCS 13:40:00
37 58 VAN SUMMEREN Johan BEL GRS 13:41:00
38 117 PORSEV Alexandr RUS KAT 13:42:00
39 46 SABATINI Fabio ITA CAN 13:43:00
40 82 COUTTS Alex GBR RTS 13:44:00
41 37 VELITS Peter SVK BMC 13:45:00
42 154 MAGNUSSON Kim SWE VFN 13:46:00
43 68 SANZ UNZUE Enrique ESP MOV 13:47:00
44 24 MESTRE Daniel POR BBC 13:48:00
45 97 PLIUSCHIN Alexandr MDA SKD 13:49:00
46 6 PALINI Andrea ITA LAM 13:50:00
47 75 POELS Wouter NED OPQ 13:51:00
48 102 CRADDOCK Lawson USA GIA 13:52:00
49 137 SILVESTRE Fabio POR TFR 13:53:00
50 14 GUARDINI Andrea ITA AST 13:54:00
51 148 ALBALOOSHI Ahmad UAE UAE 13:55:00
52 122 MCCARTHY Jay AUS TCS 13:56:00
53 57 VAN BAARLE Dylan NED GRS 13:57:00
54 116 PAOLINI Luca ITA KAT 13:58:00
55 45 MARCATO Marco ITA CAN 13:59:00
56 81 BUTTNER Simon FRA RTS 14:00:00
57 31 HUSHOVD Thor NOR BMC 14:01:00
58 155 MALAGUTI Alessandro ITA VFN 14:02:00
59 66 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose ESP MOV 14:03:00
60 25 NUNES Diogo POR BBC 14:04:00
61 91 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian ARG SKD 14:05:00
62 4 FERRARI Roberto ITA LAM 14:06:00
63 73 MAES Nikolas BEL OPQ 14:07:00
64 103 DE BACKER Bert BEL GIA 14:08:00
65 134 HONDO Danilo GER TFR 14:09:00
66 13 VANOTTI Alessandro ITA AST 14:10:00
67 143 ALMANSOORI Ahmed UAE UAE 14:11:00
68 123 PIRES Bruno Manuel Sil POR TCS 14:12:00
69 52 FARRAR Tyler USA GRS 14:13:00
70 112 BRUTT Pavel RUS KAT 14:14:00
71 44 KING Edward USA CAN 14:15:00
72 85 KARIMOV Ruslan UZB RTS 14:16:00
73 38 ZABEL Rick GER BMC 14:17:00
74 158 VIOLA Antonio ITA VFN 14:18:00
75 65 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon ESP MOV 14:19:00
76 23 DE MATOS SANCHO Bruno POR BBC 14:20:00
77 92 ALBALOOSHI Mohammed UAE SKD 14:21:00
78 3 CIMOLAI Davide ITA LAM 14:22:00
79 77 VELITS Martin SVK OPQ 14:23:00
80 104 DE KORT Koen NED GIA 14:24:00
81 138 VANDEWALLE Kristof BEL TFR 14:25:00
82 18 LUTSENKO Alexey KAZ AST 14:26:00
83 146 ALTANI Khaled UAE UAE 14:27:00
84 124 ROVNY Ivan RUS TCS 14:28:00
85 55 LANGEVELD Sebastian NED GRS 14:29:00
86 111 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin ESP KAT 14:30:00
87 43 CARUSO Damiano ITA CAN 14:31:00
88 86 PARK Keon-Woo KOR RTS 14:32:00
89 33 EIJSSEN Yannick BEL BMC 14:33:00
90 152 STACCHIOTTI Riccardo ITA VFN 14:34:00
91 61 CASTROVIEJO Nicolas Jonathan ESP MOV 14:35:00
92 22 CASIMIRO Henrique Madeira POR BBC 14:36:00
93 95 JELLOUL Adil MAR SKD 14:37:00
94 5 OLIVEIRA Nelson POR LAM 14:38:00
95 76 RENSHAW Mark AUS OPQ 14:39:00
96 101 KITTEL Marcel GER GIA 14:40:00
97 135 JUNGELS Bob LUX TFR 14:41:00
98 12 BRAJKOVIC Janez SLO AST 14:42:00
99 144 ALMANSOURY Mohammed UAE UAE 14:43:00
100 127 TRUSOV Nikolay RUS TCS 14:44:00
101 51 HESJEDAL Ryder CAN GRS 14:45:00
102 115 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto ESP KAT 14:46:00
103 42 BODNAR Maciej POL CAN 14:47:00
104 84 JANG Sun Jae KOR RTS 14:48:00
105 34 LANDER Sebastian DEN BMC 14:49:00
106 156 MIYAZAWA Takashi JPN VFN 14:50:00
107 67 MALORI Adriano ITA MOV 14:51:00
108 21 AMARO Manuel Antunes POR BBC 14:52:00
109 98 HADDI Soufiane MAR SKD 14:53:00
110 7 POZZATO Filippo ITA LAM 14:54:00
111 72 CAVENDISH Mark GBR OPQ 14:55:00
112 105 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt RSA GIA 14:56:00
113 131 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI TFR 14:57:00
114 11 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA AST 14:58:00
115 147 MIRZA Yousif UAE UAE 14:59:00
116 126 TOSATTO Matteo ITA TCS 15:00:00
117 53 HANSEN Lasse Norman DEN GRS 15:01:00
118 113 CHERNETSKI Sergei RUS KAT 15:02:00
119 41 SAGAN Peter SVK CAN 15:03:00
120 88 SHPILEVSKY Boris RUS RTS 15:04:00
121 35 LODEWYCK Klaas BEL BMC 15:05:00
122 157 SMIT Willem Jakobus RSA VFN 15:06:00
123 64 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro ESP MOV 15:07:00
124 28 REIS Rafael Ferreira POR BBC 15:08:00
125 93 CHTIOUI Rafaa TUN SKD 15:09:00
126 1 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto POR LAM 15:10:00
127 71 MARTIN Tony GER OPQ 15:11:00

And what seems like a beautifully crisp live video, in Arabic, here:
http://www.dmi.ae/live.asp?lang=ar&ChannelID=16

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And we're off! The live feed is beautiful, except it's in Arabic! Smile They are interviewing folks in geat (!) English! Smile

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 10:21

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We've got 15 teams in the Challenge and, in case you're wondering, these were the most popular riders:

Taylor Phinney 14
Alex Dowsett 11
Adriano Malori 8
Giacomo Nizzolo 8
Jonathan Castroviejo 8
Thor Hushovd 8

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 10:56

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No TT bikes, that's going to do a few TT'ers out of places

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posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
5th February 2014 - 11:25

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Taylor Phinney already has the provisional best time with a time of 12:03

Steve Cummings is now 14" back...

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 11:28

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Gkam84 wrote:
No TT bikes, that's going to do a few TT'ers out of places

Hello, G! Welcome to the thread! I'm going out for a while, if you get a chance, can you post the results? Thanks! Smile

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 11:32

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I'll see what I can do, but only around for a little while

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posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
5th February 2014 - 11:35

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Gkam84 wrote:
No TT bikes, that's going to do a few TT'ers out of places

Not quite sure why. It's a level playing field. All things being equal, the best TT'ers will post the best times. They could all be on Pashley's with a Chihuahua in the front basket. The best TT'ers will still post the best times.

Cycling is like a church - many attend, but few understand.

posted by oozaveared [559 posts]
5th February 2014 - 12:04

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what happened to Dowsett?
not in current top 10

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posted by backflipbedlem [681 posts]
5th February 2014 - 12:07

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Ok, so he just didnt have such a good run, not gunning for it

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posted by backflipbedlem [681 posts]
5th February 2014 - 12:13

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So Dowsett was the only guy i brought in for just the TT, and he didnt deliver, but at least we all had Phinney!

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posted by backflipbedlem [681 posts]
5th February 2014 - 12:49

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1 PHINNEY Taylor BMC Racing Team 12:03 49.793
2 CUMMINGS Stephen BMC Racing Team 0:14 48.847
3 NORMAN HANSEN Lasse Garmin Sharp 0:16 48.714
4 MARTIN Tony Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:22 48.322
5 CANCELLARA Fabian Trek Factory Racing 0:25 48.128
6 SAGAN Peter Cannondale 0:31 47.745
7 MALORI Adriano Movistar Team 0:32 47.682
8 BODNAR Maciej Cannondale 0:35 47.493
9 PORSEV Alexander Team Katusha ,, ,,
10 VELITS Peter BMC Racing Team 0:37 47.368
11 KITTEL Marcel Team Giant-Shimano 0:38 47.306
12 POZZATO Filippo Lampre - Merida 0:40 47.182
13 VAN BAARLE Dylan Garmin Sharp 0:41 47.120
14 SUTHERLAND Rory Tinkoff-Saxo 0:42 47.059
15 CHERNETCKII Sergei Team Katusha 0:43 46.997
16 EIJSSEN Yannick BMC Racing Team ,, ,,
17 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan Movistar Team 0:44 46.936
18 NIBALI Vincenzo Astana Pro Team ,, ,,
9 VELITS Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ,, ,,
20 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas Garmin Sharp ,, ,,

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posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
5th February 2014 - 12:51

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Disappointed by Dowsett, but glad my Lasse Hansen pick has paid off Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1073 posts]
5th February 2014 - 13:47

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Impressive stuff from Cummings

posted by ray silvester [1807 posts]
5th February 2014 - 14:58

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I make mine 86 Enrique I have Cheretchkii too?

Stephen Cummings appears twice on your list of scoreres too don't know if you have added him in twice?

posted by stevemarks [407 posts]
5th February 2014 - 17:20

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*maths* Wink

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posted by Ghedebrav [1073 posts]
5th February 2014 - 17:31

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Chiv30 108
depends on if you are including top ten gc etc, if you aren't then it's fine I think if you are then it's another 19 points at least due to Cummings and Phinney being 1,2 on gc

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5th February 2014 - 17:56

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Gkam84 wrote:
1 PHINNEY Taylor BMC Racing Team 12:03 49.793
2 CUMMINGS Stephen BMC Racing Team 0:14 48.847
3 NORMAN HANSEN Lasse Garmin Sharp 0:16 48.714
4 MARTIN Tony Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:22 48.322
5 CANCELLARA Fabian Trek Factory Racing 0:25 48.128...

Thanks, G! Smile

And we have our first results! Smile

(Corrected) Rider Scores Stage 1

Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 55
Stephen Cummings BMC Racing Team 48
Lasse Norman Hansen Garmin - Sharp 40
Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 31*
Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 27*
Peter Sagan Cannondale 26*
Adriano Malori Movistar Team 20
Maciej Bodnar Cannondale 17
Peter Velits BMC Racing Team 17
Alexander Porsev Team Katusha 14
Marcel Kittel Team Giant-Shimano 10
Dylan Van Baarle Garmin - Sharp 10
Yannick Eijssen BMC Racing Team 10
Filippo Pozzato Lampre - Merida 9
Rory Sutherland Tinkoff-Saxo 7
Sergey Chernetski Team Katusha 7
Klaas Lodewyck BMC Racing Team 5
Rick Zabel BMC Racing Team 5
Sebastian Lander BMC Racing Team 5
Thor Hushovd BMC Racing Team 5
Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team 4
Vincenzo Nibali Astana Pro Team 3
Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 2
Ramunas Navardauskas Garmin Sharp 1

And our (Corrected) Stage 1 Team Scores:

chrisdstripes 136
archieboy 124
chiv30 108
ray silvester 101
Ghedebrav 95
TERatcliffe26 91
stevemarks 86
enrique 84
lucas 84
Twybaydos 80
backflipbedlem 60
northstar 60
Dave Atkinson 58
stumps 58
J Andrew Hill 7

(Thanks, steve!)

chrisdstripes take the win and the early lead! Good job! Way to go archieboy! Nice idea to fit in Lasse Norman Hansen! Please check my maths (!) Wink , people! Thanks!

Today was an easy stage to score, let's see what happens tomorrow! Smile

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 18:35

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chiv30 wrote:
Chiv30 108
depends on if you are including top ten gc etc, if you aren't then it's fine I think if you are then it's another 19 points at least due to Cummings and Phinney being 1,2 on gc

I've got you down for these riders with the scores after each name:

29.0 Rui Faria Da Costa
20.8 Thor Hushovd 5
19.7 Taylor Phinney 55
19.3 Alex Dowsett
17.7 Mark Renshaw
16.8 Giacomo Nizzolo
15.8 Roberto Ferrari
7.9 Stephen Cummings 48
3.0 Alessandro Malaguti
150.0 108

Phinney has 35 FLP, 10 GC, 5 PC and 5 YR points.

Cummings has 30 FLP, 9 GC, 4 PC and 5 TM points.

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 18:42

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stevemarks wrote:
I make mine 86 Enrique [as] I have Cheretchkii too?

Stephen Cummings appears twice on your list of scorers too don't know if you have added him in twice?

Yep... ok, I think I've fixed that. Stephen Cummings showed up twice because of a glitch in reporting the Teammate bonus and I have a name conflict with Cheretchkii. He appears in the game roster as Chernetski and in the cyclingnews.com results as Chernetski but today I went with ProCyclingStats.com and they have him as Cheretchkii. That affects TER's score, too. Thanks for pointing it out.

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 18:43

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enrique wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Chiv30 108
depends on if you are including top ten gc etc, if you aren't then it's fine I think if you are then it's another 19 points at least due to Cummings and Phinney being 1,2 on gc

I've got you down for these riders with the scores after each name:

29.0 Rui Faria Da Costa
20.8 Thor Hushovd 5
19.7 Taylor Phinney 55
19.3 Alex Dowsett
17.7 Mark Renshaw
16.8 Giacomo Nizzolo
15.8 Roberto Ferrari
7.9 Stephen Cummings 48
3.0 Alessandro Malaguti
150.0 108

Phinney has 35 FLP, 10 GC, 5 PC and 5 YR points.

Cummings has 30 FLP, 9 GC, 4 PC and 5 TM points.

My fault for some strange reason I was thinking stage finishes were more points , plus I have 3 bmc riders , if that's not allowed swap Thor out for someone of your choice around the same value (dont give me anyone who's scored more than 5 points today either if you do) sorry Drooling

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
5th February 2014 - 18:55

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Hhmmmm. Not got much to say. Who is this phinney guy?

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
5th February 2014 - 19:30

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I'll stay 'purist'

posted by ray silvester [1807 posts]
5th February 2014 - 20:34

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ray silvester wrote:
I'll stay 'purist'

That's good enough. I'll scrap any transfer plans... thanks! Smile

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 20:45

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backflipbedlem wrote:
what happened to Dowsett?
not in current top 10

Dowsett just may be worthless for the rest of the Tour, I guess...

JAndrewHill wrote:
Hhmmmm. Not got much to say. Who is this phinney guy?

I laughed my head off. Smile Thank you! Smile

chiv30 wrote:
...I have 3 bmc riders, if that's not allowed swap Thor out for someone...

I have no problem chiv, with you having 3 BMC riders, unless you win (!), then I'd put an asterisk by your win! Smile

I was toying around with the idea that if you transferred someone else in, to let others do a transfer, too, but it's probably best to just keep the teams as they are...

Maybe next time depending on the stage profiles I might be able to squeeze in a transfer, but for now, to keep it simple, I'm scrapping it as an option for this competition just to not complicate things...

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 20:50

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To be fair with these purist games we never actually said we were using the only 2 riders per team rule anyway

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
5th February 2014 - 21:05

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
To be fair with these purist games we never actually said we were using the only 2 riders per team rule anyway

Well as it's my first I wasn't sure and tbh I didn't even think about it when I put my team in , I should have asked for clarification but if everyone is happy then it's all good I guess Smile

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
5th February 2014 - 22:35

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31 points for my team Rolling On The Floor

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posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
5th February 2014 - 22:48

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31 points for my team Rolling On The Floor

Ha ha. Yeah. I saw that. You want me to score your team along with the others? You're set up to be scored, I just didn't know if you were interested... And tomorrow might be a better day for you! Smile

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
5th February 2014 - 23:13

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Score me out of interest, I didn't stick to your rule and everyone else did.

So lets just see how I do compared to others as an experiment for your rule Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
6th February 2014 - 1:16

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That's a nice surprise - I don't have any sprinters though so am hoping for some crazy wind-affected stages today and tomorrow. Hopefully Phinney and Norm will pick up GC points for a couple of days anyway. Hey - anyone see the photo gallery on CN from this race? Taylor Phinney looks, well, er, wow.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1579 posts]
6th February 2014 - 11:42

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