Tour of Qatar - stage 6

by Twybaydos   February 13, 2014  

ooh - decisions decisions

I don't have Greipel at the moment, is he too expensive? I have to take out Demare to get him, and my spare points aren't going to get me a decent rider for the second one removed.

Otherwise
Bos or Markus - who will finish for Belkin?
Based on today, will that all-important 15th place be taken by Guardini or Guarneri?

Any thoughts?

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Had Ruffoni from the off and I've dumped Demare ....that is all Yawn

posted by chiv30 [776 posts]
14th February 2014 - 7:30

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I could have brought in Greipel and a 3.0 for Markus and Terpstra but decided to stick. Greipel in purist anyway so I'll still be happy if he does well.

Demare
Kruopis
Boonen
Terpstra
Van Staeyen
Guarnieri
Markus
Stannard
Breschel

Miles down the table for Qatar so it doesn't really matter, just trying not to fall too far behind on the overall...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1515 posts]
14th February 2014 - 10:53

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Brought in Griepel and got rid of Demare, i had a few credits left over so it wasn't to bad a call.

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posted by stumps [2617 posts]
14th February 2014 - 12:17

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Greipel and Dillier in for DeMare and Morkov

Terpstra,Boonen,Greipel,Roelandts,Markus,Kruopis,Dillier,Kroon,Waeytens

Will have to leave a transfer behind.....very rare for me.

posted by ray silvester [1677 posts]
14th February 2014 - 13:54

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Chtoui in the break for my purists - nice little bonus.

Chtoui, Sergent, Westra, Bazzana, Burghardt have about a minute with 40km left...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1515 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:03

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Just the 1 transfer

Greipel
Roelandts
Kruopis
Markus
Dillier for kroon
Ruffoni
Stannard
Terpstra
Boonen

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1647 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:13

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Could be some unusual scoring if this break sticks!

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posted by pcsplace [21 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:14

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DEMARE TAKES IT

No Greipel for me

posted by Twybaydos [261 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:28

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Cycling quotes:

"Lotto tried to launch the sprint but they discovered that Greipel was missing from the train. This made for very confusing sprint on the wide boulevard but Demare powered down the centre of the road and took a clear win."

Sutton, Boonen and Bennati were all up there."

posted by Twybaydos [261 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:30

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FAIL... Daniele Bennati in for Arnaud Demare at 5.07am At Wits End At Wits End

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posted by Gkam84 [8615 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:34

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1. Demare
2. Bennati
3. Eisel
4. Boonen
5. Hasnaoui
6. Dillier
7. Guardini
8. Bennett
9. Lander
10. Ruffoni

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posted by pcsplace [21 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:34

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Ah well, not such a fail, because taking Demare out let me take in a couple of scorers

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posted by Gkam84 [8615 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:40

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Gkam84 wrote:
FAIL... Daniele Bennati in for Arnaud Demare at 5.07am At Wits End At Wits End

Not as bad as Bennett for demare

posted by cherrypicked [148 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:44

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Here was my full changes this morning, I was badge hunting

6 Feb 14, 05:07 Michael Morkov Andre Greipel
6 Feb 14, 05:07 Barry Markus Heinrich Haussler
6 Feb 14, 05:07 Daniele Bennati Arnaud Demare
6 Feb 14, 05:07 Jurgen Roelandts Matti Breschel
6 Feb 14, 05:07 Aidis Kruopis Oscar Pujol
6 Feb 14, 05:07 Marcel Sieberg Viacheslav Kuznetsov

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posted by Gkam84 [8615 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:45

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Well after GKams positivity the other day, it seems to have rubbed off, and I haven't picked my team since, purist doing ok though

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posted by backflipbedlem [634 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:49

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Greipel in for Demare after having him in for all previous five stages is going to hurt........allied to the Elmiger in for Hepburn move before the ITT that just about sums up this tour for me.

Wrong riders on the wrong stages Worried

posted by ray silvester [1677 posts]
14th February 2014 - 14:52

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4, 6, 10 so far Sad

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1647 posts]
14th February 2014 - 15:19

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cherrypicked wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
FAIL... Daniele Bennati in for Arnaud Demare at 5.07am At Wits End At Wits End

Not as bad as Bennett for demare

Which i actually did after sticking with Demare all race..... however it seems i still have 2,4,8,10 with top 10-20 results to come so heres hoping

posted by chiv30 [776 posts]
14th February 2014 - 15:25

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1st and 4th so far...Demare's been useful earlier on in the race and totally worth it now!

Rest of the top 10 was hard to predict..

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posted by mtm_01 [90 posts]
14th February 2014 - 16:03

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Annoying, I put Greipel in for no real reason. Had Demare though, badabing.

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posted by Gizmo_ [701 posts]
14th February 2014 - 16:32

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1 DEMARE Arnaud
2 BENNATI Daniele
3 EISEL Bernhard
4 BOONEN Tom
5 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian
6 DILLIER Silvan
7 GUARDINI Andrea
8 BENNETT Sam
9 LANDER Sebastian
10 RUFFONI Nicola
11 VIVIANI Elia
12 FÖRSTER Robert
13 KRUOPIS Aidis
14 HANSON Ken
15 KUMP Marko
16 TSATEVICH Alexei
17 VAN STAEYEN Michael
18 SELIG Rüdiger
19 ILESIC Aldo Ino
20 KRISTOFF Alexander

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posted by pcsplace [21 posts]
14th February 2014 - 16:44

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Worst day of the tour for me. Daftly traded out Eisel (for Van Staeyen). No Demare, no Benatti or indeed anyone in top ten. Could've been worse though - I had considered taking a penalty hit to bring in Greipel.

Not a bad day for my purist, though, as had Demare.

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posted by Ghedebrav [981 posts]
14th February 2014 - 17:46

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Kept DeMare and Markus in, brought in Bennati and Guardini and didn't go for Greipel.

As Barry Markus got some youth points, I believe I have a full house badge.

posted by Twybaydos [261 posts]
14th February 2014 - 18:30

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Might be a bit better today. At least seven scorers methinks

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posted by JAndrewHill [1201 posts]
14th February 2014 - 18:59

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Sorry for the delay in scores, coming soon Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8615 posts]
14th February 2014 - 20:14

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Gkam84 wrote:
Sorry for the delay in scores, coming soon Wink

Gman, why are scores delayed so much these days, what's the delay? Is it any info you can't get? Is it that you are busy with other things? I don't understand. Do you need help with the scoring? I wish I could help you out some way. It's frustrating 'cause I think the results have been available for hours. I can't imagine that it's not you not being able to get in front of a computer, 'cause you seem to be here all the time. What is it? It's so hard to understand these delays. Is it the badges again? What is it? I can't help but think it shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes or so after full results are up to do the scoring and then it's a matter of entering the info into the database, right? Plain Face Do you need any help with that? What's going on? Are you the only one who can do it? I don't know. Is there anything we can do to help? Would it help any if we posted the scores for you here? I'd certainly help you out any way I can... Plain Face

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posted by orli [76 posts]
14th February 2014 - 21:10

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Are we still waiting for scores today or is my browser off?

posted by benji p [51 posts]
14th February 2014 - 22:30

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They are going up now. They haven't been much delayed this tour. Just today.

I put my back out yesterday in the garden and am dosed up on painkillers, so when I was away to do them at dinner time, I fell asleep....

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posted by Gkam84 [8615 posts]
14th February 2014 - 22:58

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Thanks Gkam. Hope your back starts to behave itself soon.

If I had scored three more points and you would have seen me in the buff

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1201 posts]
15th February 2014 - 11:50

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Gkam84 wrote:
They are going up now. They haven't been much delayed this tour. Just today.

I put my back out yesterday in the garden and am dosed up on painkillers, so when I was away to do them at dinner time, I fell asleep....

A bit of a delay doesn't really matter when it's the last stage anyway......and even less so if you've injured your 'Cilla' LOL

posted by ray silvester [1677 posts]
15th February 2014 - 12:06

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