Le Tour Mediterranéen - Stages 3 & 4

by drheaton   February 15, 2014  

Two stages today with a transfer window in between.  We start with a short rolling stage this morning that should follow a similar pattern to the first couple of days (although who can predict what will happen over just 62km) followed by an 18.2 km technical and hilly time trial this afternoon.

No changes for me going into the morning stage but I've already got three of my four changes planned out for this afternoon.  My only remaining decision will be whether I drop Degenkolb for the time trial in favour of a proper time trial rider or risk leaving him in and hoping for the best.  Got my eye on Phinney but I'm not sure if the TT suits him or not.

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livestrongnick wrote:
Having done my transfers and left Phinney in realising he's over 8mins down on the GC i'm thinking he may now not be bothered with the ITT Sick Which means not having Chavanel is gonna hurt me Angry

He might have been saving himself for it too....but I do think no Chava is a mistake Wave

posted by ray silvester [1807 posts]
15th February 2014 - 13:54

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Out go Degenkolb, Colbrelli, Felline and Belletti
In come Ludvigsson, Peraud, Jungels and Cummings

No Phinney for me so my team is

Chavanel
Ludvigsson
Jungels
Cummings
Peraud
LL Sanchez
Denifl
Giraud
Quintero

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th February 2014 - 13:56

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Wow, I got the book ends badge. Might win every badge this season now.

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
15th February 2014 - 13:59

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I brought in Mihalov, ludvigson, larsson and cummings.

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
15th February 2014 - 14:01

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drheaton wrote:
Out go Degenkolb, Colbrelli, Felline and Belletti
In come Ludvigsson, Peraud, Jungels and Cummings

No Phinney for me so my team is

Chavanel
Ludvigsson
Jungels
Cummings
Peraud
LL Sanchez
Denifl
Giraud
Quintero

My differences would have been phinney warbasse Torres and melsen but that's now a mess due to my issue this morning Sad

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 14:03

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so my team is

Degenkolb
Phinney Sick
Ludvigsson
Pineau
Colbrelli
LL Sanchez
Peraud
Zoidl
Vorobyev

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1759 posts]
15th February 2014 - 14:38

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Ok mighty annoyed with this issue around my transfers due to the latest standings

1 PHINNEY Taylor USA BMC Racing Team 00:25:17
2 PIRAZZI Stefano ITA BARDIANI - CSF 00:25:23
3 LARSSON Gustav Erik SWE IAM Cycling 00:25:31
4 FEDRIGO Pierrick FRA FDJ.fr 00:25:35
5 GERARD Arnaud FRA BRETAGNE - SÉCHÉ 00:25:40
6 JOEAAR Gert EST COFIDIS 00:25:44
7 DE GREEF Francis BEL WANTY - Groupe GOBERT 00:25:45
8 ANTOMARCHI Julien FRA Team LA POMME MARSEILLE 00:25:49
9 WARBASSE Lawrence USA BMC Racing Team 00:25:51
10 PAGANI Angelo ITA BARDIANI - CSF 00:25:51

I really hope the admin can sort my issue and score me based on who I should have had Angry At Wits End

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:13

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Looks like Roy in both my teams was a smart choice at the moment

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:28

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Looks like Roy in both my teams was a smart choice at the moment

He's just had 10 seconds taken out of him so into 2nd still a good call

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:34

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chiv30 wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Looks like Roy in both my teams was a smart choice at the moment

He's just had 10 seconds taken out of him so into 2nd still a good call

And Peraud even faster

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:36

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Peraud quickest 24:42

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:37

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Zoidl just gone quickest

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:40

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1,2,5,6 for me, not bad at the moment

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:45

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this is quickly turning sour!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:52

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
this is quickly turning sour!

Not as sour as it is for me watching my chosen riders coming in the top ten then remembering I currently don't have them , at least Dave is looking into it for me so big thanks there Smile

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 16:57

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Cummings wins from zoidl

posted by Twybaydos [318 posts]
15th February 2014 - 17:09

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Stage 4 (Unofficial)

Ranking (unofficial) step:
1 CUMMINGS Steven GBR BMC Racing Team 0:24:27
2 ZOIDL Riccardo AUT TREK FACTORY Racing 0:24:31
3 CHAVANEL Silvan FRA IAM Cycling 0:24:37
4 PERAUD Jean-Christophe FRA AG2R - WORLD 0:24:42
5 SEPULVEDA Eduardo ARG BRITAIN - DRIED 0:25:01
6 LUDVIGSSON Tobias SWE GIANT - Shimano 0:25:02
7 JUNGELS Bob LUX TREK FACTORY Racing 0:25:04
8 Hermans Ben BEL BMC Racing Team 0:25:10
9 ROY Jeremy FRA FDJ.fr 00:25:11
10 DEGAND Thomas BEL WANTY - Group GOBERT 0:25:13
11 DELAPLACE Anthony FRA BRITAIN - DRIED 0:25:16
12 PHINNEY Taylor USA BMC Racing Team 0:25:17
13 SICARD Roman FRA Team Europcar 0:25:18
14 SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon ESP CAJA RURAL - Seguros RGA 0:25:20
15 Silin Egor RUS Team KATUSHA 0:25:22
16 PIRAZZI Stefano ITA BARDIANI - CSF 0:25:23
17 FELLINE Fabio ITA TREK FACTORY Racing 0:25:23
18 GENIEZ Alexandre FRA FDJ.fr 0:25:28
19 Eijssen Yannick BEL BMC Racing Team 0:25:29
20 PREIDLER Georg AUT GIANT - Shimano 0:25:30

posted by thorolf [45 posts]
15th February 2014 - 17:17

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Well I should have ,3,4,6,7,12,14 ....however the game is still currently giving me ,3,4,14 that's a huge 43 point loss on the stage alone ....I could Crying

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 17:18

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2,3,4,6,9,12 hmmm + Points for Colbrelli in the points standing, will it keep me top 10? Very much doubt it

Who to axe tomorrow, Phinney and who? Cheap rider in or axe Colbrelli, who may or may not do something, and should still get a couple of points, penalties? Thinking

4,6,9,12 purist, will not be good enough (No Chava will have cost me big time, and taking a punt on Seeldrayers), even with the odd points for Degenkolb and Maritnez

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
15th February 2014 - 17:21

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chiv30 wrote:
Well I should have ,3,4,6,7,12,14 ....however the game is still currently giving me ,3,4,14 that's a huge 43 point loss on the stage alone ....I could Crying

chiv, I don't know whether to laugh or cry with you Smile I hope it work out for you! Smile

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posted by enrique [1683 posts]
15th February 2014 - 17:48

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enrique wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Well I should have ,3,4,6,7,12,14 ....however the game is still currently giving me ,3,4,14 that's a huge 43 point loss on the stage alone ....I could Crying

chiv, I don't know whether to laugh or cry with you Smile I hope it work out for you! Smile

Cheers , however I'm sure a pair of road.cc socks would ease my pain if they can't rectify the issue from this morning "hint hint" Big Grin

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 18:08

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Picked Solid Steve and Chava for this arvo, but somehow overlooked Zoidl (though he is in my purist). Disappointing morning, afternoon score should be a bit better. Peraud defo in for tomorrow now.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1073 posts]
15th February 2014 - 19:05

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Scores are going up.

Gutted I didn't pick Zoidl given that he's my 3 credit rider but at least he's in my purist team. Can't even remember why he wasn't in my standard team from the start, think I originally had Jungels and Felline but didn't bring in Zoidl when I dropped Jungels for stage 1 At Wits End

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th February 2014 - 19:30

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drheaton wrote:
Scores are going up.

Gutted I didn't pick Zoidl given that he's my 3 credit rider but at least he's in my purist team. Can't even remember why he wasn't in my standard team from the start, think I originally had Jungels and Felline but didn't bring in Zoidl when I dropped Jungels for stage 1 At Wits End

Seems like we are all having a At Wits End day lol

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
15th February 2014 - 19:42

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Now im under pressure, gonna have to make a penalty transfer I think....
as I don't think I can win the forum else

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
15th February 2014 - 19:46

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Well made 2 changes, now the big question, are any riders of 18 credits or less worth a 10 point penalty for Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3859 posts]
15th February 2014 - 20:05

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I took a penalty on one rider, have budget to spare but nobody jumped out at me as a must have but I figured I'd take a risk and hope for the best.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th February 2014 - 20:14

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Someone wasn't paying attention, didn't see that both stages 3 & 4 where happening today. Disastrous stage 4 for me. Doh!!! Crying Angry At Wits End

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posted by SounDaz_7 [48 posts]
15th February 2014 - 20:28

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OK, so I completely didn't realise 3 and 4 were both today. Doh!

Put Zoidl in though. Big Grin

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posted by Gizmo_ [809 posts]
15th February 2014 - 21:04

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Took Zoidl out for Larsson........bit like my Hepburn out for Elmiger in the ToQ ITT

To be fair though i only had Zoidl in the first place because of alphabetical order when selecting a 3.0 on stage 1 !!

posted by ray silvester [1807 posts]
16th February 2014 - 14:53

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