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Well hectic last 5km and I've picked up 2nd and 4th , is it enough to take top spot?  39

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Well I managed to get ....2,4,13,14,18 today I think  7

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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1 KITTEL Marcel
2 RENSHAW Mark
3 GUARDINI Andrea
4 FERRARI Roberto
5 PORSEV Alexander
6 RATTO Daniele
7 BONIFAZIO Niccolo
8 MIYAZAWA Takashi
9 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian
10 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose
11 FARRAR Tyler
12 TRUSOV Nikolay
13 HUSHOVD Thor
14 NIZZOLO Giacomo
15 HADDI Soufiane
16 JANG Sun Jae
17 LUTSENKO Aleksey
18 CUMMINGS Stephen
19 STACCHIOTTI Riccardo
20 MARTIN Tony

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Another disastrous forum tour for me....Hopefully I will get it right in the real thing Tour of Qatar as I did in Oz whilst flopping in San Luis.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 2 years ago
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Uuhhmmm, dare I say that I was warming up at dubai and really focussing on qatar?

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

1 KITTEL Marcel...

Thanks, chiv!  1

JAndrewHill wrote:

... I was warming up at dubai and really focusing on qatar...

Ha ha ha! Funny!  1

Ok, here we go... Final Stage Rider Scores:

Marcel Kittel Team Giant-Shimano 45
Mark Renshaw Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 30
Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team 25
Roberto Ferrari Lampre - Merida 22
Alexander Porsev Team Katusha 20
Daniele Ratto Cannondale 18
Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 18
Niccolo Bonifazio Lampre - Merida 16
Takashi Miyazawa Vini - Fantini - Nippo 14
Juan Jose Lobato Movistar Team 12
Lasse Norman Hansen Garmin Sharp 12
Lucas Sebastian Haedo Skydive Dubai Pro Cycli 12
Stephen Cummings BMC Racing Team 12
Tyler Farrar Garmin - Sharp 10
Nikolay Trusov Tinkoff-Saxo 9
Thor Hushovd BMC Racing Team 8
Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 8
Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 7
Peter Sagan Cannondale 7
Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 6
Soufiane Haddi Skydive Dubai Pro Cycli 6
Bert De Backer Team Giant-Shimano 5
Cheng Ji Team Giant-Shimano 5
Francisco Mancebo Perez Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling 5
Koen De Kort Team Giant-Shimano 5
Lawson Craddock Team Giant-Shimano 5
Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant-Shimano 5
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg Team Giant-Shimano 5
Sun Jae Jang RTS-Santic Racing Team 5
Tom Veelers Team Giant-Shimano 5
Adriano Malori Movistar Team 4
Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 4
Dylan Van Baarle Garmin Sharp 3
Maciej Bodnar Cannondale 3
Riccardo Stacchiotti Vini-Fantini-Nippo 2
Willie Smit Vini - Fantini - Nippo 2

Team Scores Stage 4

Ghedebrav 108
Twybaydos 106
chiv30 97
enrique 77
lucas 77
TERatcliffe26 72
northstar 68
backflipbedlem 63
stevemarks 59
chrisdstripes 57
Dave Atkinson 57
stumps 45
archieboy 42
ray silvester 30
J Andrew Hill 17
*Gkam84 52

Ghed, today was your today! A stage win in the TSL and another one here!  1

And our leaderboard after Stage 4

chrisdstripes 346
chiv30 339
Twybaydos 337
Ghedebrav 324
stevemarks 301
archieboy 298
TERatcliffe26 298
enrique 274
lucas 274
Dave Atkinson 266
backflipbedlem 246
northstar 243
stumps 224
ray silvester 221
J Andrew Hill 43

chris takes it! Amazing play. Pretty good job! You are the official winner of the Tour of Dubai challenge! *Applause, cheers, standing ovations an confetti!*  1

chiv slides into 2nd place and Twy takes 3rd overall!  1

For the Forum Competititon faithful, here are the totals for the 'Enrique Forum Series' competitions!

stevemarks 743
TERatcliffe26 727
Dave Atkinson 570
northstar 564
stumps 541
Ghedebrav 525
enrique 458
chrisdstripes 346
chiv30 339
Twybaydos 337
ray silvester 313
archieboy 298
Twybaydos 279
lucas 274
livestrongnick 258
backflipbedlem 246
Hilltown_Ian 225
STEVESPRO 79 147
J Andrew Hill 43

The 'Enrique Series' Forum Cup stays firmly in steve's hands after 2 competitions! But it's very close at the top with TER right behind only 16 points behind!  1 Well done! *Applause!*  36

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 2 years ago
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Is there a mega prize for the lantern rouge

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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7 points !  20 31

Still I'm pretty sure that's the best result I'll get all season , just gutted I missed san Luis now

Well done Chris and a big thanks to Enrique for a competition well run  41

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Ghed, today was your today! A stage win in the TSL and another one here!  1

I always leave it late! Pretty happy with that, and the overall, given that mine was one of the cheaper teams. Guardini and Ratto both paid off (hoping for a big season from Ratto this year).

It'll be interesting to see how much form will carry over for those riders going straight to Qatar. I do get the feeling that form is a big part of performance in these 'warm-up' (in both senses) races; I still don't believe most riders take these races seriously at all (nor San Luis, TDU a little more), despite the HC categorization.

Good to see Van Baarle and Hansen really stepping up  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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Nice one Enrique, hopefully the next one you do I will be about when the race is on to help you out

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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See, so your rule didn't do anything to the scores...  4

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Nice one Enrique...

Thanks, TER... It was cool to run and I hope it was fun for everyone!  1

chiv30 wrote:

... a big thanks to Enrique for a competition well run...

Thanks, chiv, and thank you to those who joined in the fun!  1

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

See, so your rule didn't do anything to the scores...  4

I have to disagree ppl would have picked kit, cav and/or Sagan and in a lot of cases ppls scores would have been very different

I actually think a rule like that made ppls picks more interesting tbh

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

Ghed, today was your today! A stage win in the TSL and another one here!  1

I always leave it late! Pretty happy with that, and the overall, given that mine was one of the cheaper teams. Guardini and Ratto both paid off (hoping for a big season from Ratto this year).

It'll be interesting to see how much form will carry over for those riders going straight to Qatar. I do get the feeling that form is a big part of performance in these 'warm-up' (in both senses) races; I still don't believe most riders take these races seriously at all (nor San Luis, TDU a little more), despite the HC categorization.

Good to see Van Baarle and Hansen really stepping up  1

who's got Lassie in the 3.0 Comp?  3

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

who's got Lassie in the 3.0 Comp?  3

Me - but I didn't realise he'll be doing a lot of track this year so we won't see him much on the tour

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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A couple of high prologue finishes for him though could be enough?

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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Hooray! Thanks Enrique, good job. I thought picking Castroviejo ahead of Lobato as my second Movistar rider would cost me, but just managed to hang on.

I have confetti in my hair now though. Although I did manage to pinch the arse of a podium girl.