Tour of Qatar - Stage 4

by TERatcliffe26   February 12, 2014  

Its underway, and after 6km the race has already split into up to 4 groups...

30 seconds between group 1 and 2, Terpstra is in group 1

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I took out Boaro and Gatto for Kroon and Kruopis

Terpstra
Boonen
Boom
Roelandts
Stannard
Demare
Elmiger
Kroon
Kruopis

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 11:32

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Took a pen, brought in Roelandts, Morkov and Barry Markus.

Where are you getting updates from?

posted by Twybaydos [266 posts]
12th February 2014 - 11:50

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Just from Twitter #TourofQatar

Groups 1 and 2 have come together, and have 1 min 30 on group 3

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:00

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All OPQS in first group, 50km gone

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:05

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Morkov, Roelandts, Kroon in that order for the first sprint

Good move brining in Kroon in seems, also means I have at least 4 in the front group

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:11

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Finally started to take an interest in this race after doing surprisingly well yesterday with a 170 on my standard team.

Dropped Cancellara and Haedo for Roelandts and Morkov. No Greipel, Demare or Viviani so watch today be a proper sprint for the first time in the race.

Terpstra
Boonen
Roelands
Stannard
Boom
Kruopis
Morkov
Hepburn
Guardini

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:18

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33 seconds for Gilbert and Salomein

Damn was gonna bring Gilbert in for Elmiger (would have done it instead of Kruopis but was 0.1 credits short)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:42

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Sounds like Katusha working hard for Kristoff today, which is about right as i'm not bringing him in to my team untill tomorrow! Silly

Terpstra
Boonen
Roelandts
Boom
Howard
Greipel
Sergent
Waeytens
Ruffoni

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1669 posts]
12th February 2014 - 12:44

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Boonen, followed by Terpstra then Roelandts in 2nd sprint

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:01

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Tommeke goes past Greipel on the line!!

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:34

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1,3,7 for me

I thought Greipel might work for Roelandts considering GC and that it might be a nice little present for his lieutenant but I guess The Gorilla is Boss at Lotto Belisol
Angry

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:37

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Boonen
Greipel
Markus
Kruopis
Bennett
Guarnieri
Demare
Pelucchi
Van Staeyen
Eisel

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:38

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Boonen up to second on GC, Boom drops out of the top 10. Gonna have to be Boom and Elmiger out tomorrow and get Greipel in

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:45

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1&2 for me but a few int sprint points and good gc points tally. much better day for me Wink

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1669 posts]
12th February 2014 - 13:52

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ray silvester wrote:
1,3,7 for me

I thought Greipel might work for Roelandts considering GC and that it might be a nice little present for his lieutenant but I guess The Gorilla is Boss at Lotto Belisol
Angry

That's what I thought would happen. Still didn't get his win though. Boom the bog loser today (and he'll be sharply out of my squad); an unfortunate puncture indeed.

Got 1,3,4 out of top ten plus defo some GC and int sprint points from Morkov, Stannard and Roelandts. Waiting on top 20 to see whether this is a good day or an average day.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1002 posts]
12th February 2014 - 14:01

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can't even get Greipel in for tomorrow Angry gonna have to be Markus + another then I think

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
12th February 2014 - 14:24

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1 & 7 so far but got Roelandts Terpstra and Morkov for the earlier sprints so it might be a decent day.

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 [2642 posts]
12th February 2014 - 14:25

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Well couldnt be bothered to make any changes today, after filling my team with TT'ers yesterday.
But great finish by Boonen to over take Griepel on the line

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posted by backflipbedlem [634 posts]
12th February 2014 - 14:44

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stumps wrote:
1 & 7 so far but got Roelandts Terpstra and Morkov for the earlier sprints so it might be a decent day.

same here waiting on top 20 though before changes

posted by chiv30 [831 posts]
12th February 2014 - 15:21

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Grr - nearly took a penalty to swap Boom out for Markus but Boom's "guaranteed" GC points stopped me. Still 1,4,7,9,15,20 is one of my better days so far this season! Markus and Guarnieri in now for Boom and Vanspeybrouck - all in on a full bunch finish and potential full house tomorrow...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
12th February 2014 - 16:02

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1 BOONEN Tom
2 GREIPEL André
3 MARKUS Barry
4 KRUOPIS Aidis
5 BENNETT Sam
6 GUARNIERI Jacopo
7 DEMARE Arnaud
8 PELUCCHI Matteo
9 VAN STAEYEN Michael
10 EISEL Bernhard
11 COLEDAN Marco
12 KRISTOFF Alexander
13 ROELANDTS Jurgen
14 BAGDONAS Gediminas
15 BRESCHEL Matti
16 BAZZANA Alessandro
17 FORTIN Filippo
18 TSATEVICH Alexei
19 TURGOT Sébastien
20 STANNARD Ian

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posted by pcsplace [21 posts]
12th February 2014 - 16:23

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138 after a 10 point penalty, not to bad. Mostly green arrows.

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 [2642 posts]
12th February 2014 - 17:21

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Well 134 for the day and 13 pts off the fs top 10 ....if I get there I'll be happy problem is I'm gambling on it splitting again tomorrow Silly

posted by chiv30 [831 posts]
12th February 2014 - 17:38

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I've now lost patience with Guardini, who I'd picked from the start and stuck with up to now. Eisel has taken his place, he's been strong so far, finished top 20 a couple of times and will hopefully be working to keep Stannard at the front and therefore be up top if another split happens (and I'm guessing it will).

Reckon the final day'll be more of a straightforward sprint finish.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1002 posts]
12th February 2014 - 20:16

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163 pts on stage 4 was enough to put me back in the lead in London for the overall season Day Dreaming

posted by ray silvester [1709 posts]
13th February 2014 - 11:30

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