Tour of Oman

by orli   February 16, 2014  

This looks like it's going to be pretty exciting! I'm trying to select my team, but it's pretty hard! Plain Face The budget is once again at 140. Are we going to keep playing all the stages at this budget until we get to the Grand Tours? I miss the 150 budget! Smile

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1& 3 here so far , std

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
18th February 2014 - 13:30

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[quote drheaton]1 & 2, not heard of Ruffoni before, anyone know anything about him?

He aint bad in a bunch sprint and he's cheap is all I know and gathered from early season

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
18th February 2014 - 13:55

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1,3,5,7 for me so far Smile

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
18th February 2014 - 15:00

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griepel
Howard
Ruffioni
bouhanni
boonen
Van stayen
markus
chaniel
kristoff
bosssick

Thats all i can find so far!

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
18th February 2014 - 15:04

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Nicola Ruffoni popped up with a 12th and 10th place in the last two stages in Qatar. I think a few noticed because he is in quite a few teams it seems.

Big Grin

Took a gamble and picked 9 sprinter types, paid off for this stage, but now the juggling starts.

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
18th February 2014 - 15:13

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1,2,4,5,7 looks good for me

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
18th February 2014 - 15:22

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posted by simon F [978 posts]
18th February 2014 - 15:49

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1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9,14, 15 Big Grin

Knew not picking Sagan would pay off Party

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
18th February 2014 - 15:52

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Similar to Nick - 8 of the top 14 and pretty good on purist too with 5 of top 20.

Haussler my only non-scorer, have to decide whether to swap him for Howard/Ruffoni or wait...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
18th February 2014 - 16:09

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1,2,3,5,6,7,13,18 Big Grin Big Grin

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
18th February 2014 - 16:15

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1,2,3,4,5,7,11 and 12!!!!!! Party

posted by yann le coz [9 posts]
18th February 2014 - 16:16

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and i thought 1,3,5,7,12 was going to be good..... At Wits End

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
18th February 2014 - 16:17

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Twybaydos wrote:
1,2,3,5,6,7,13,18 Big Grin Big Grin

Nice one - goes to show picking Sagan wasn't necessarily a bad move!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
18th February 2014 - 16:31

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1,3,4,5,7,14

It wont be a great score, but already have Gilbert and Impey for stages 3 and 4

just 3,5,18 for purist, already a man down in that (would have brought in 14th place finisher had i known before 11 last night

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
18th February 2014 - 16:44

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I know I'm being picky but I'm missing 3 points for Sagan's 18th place finish Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:21

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How did Niki Terpstra get 32 points? Thinking

You know who I am.

posted by orli [76 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:25

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Also, where does Terpstra get 32 points from? I see he finished 77th but is 5th GC so that's 6 points.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:26

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I think Boonen (5th), Van Staeyen (6th), Markus (7th) and Swift (13th) points are incorrect - PLUS MY SAGAN POINTS!!!

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:34

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posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:35

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Is it just me, but I think the points may be wrong Thinking

Bouhanni 18 points, but came 4th, 9th on GC, 4th in points, 4th in youth
Boonen 13 points, but came 5th, 10th on GC, 5th in points
Markus 10 points, but came 7th, 5th on youth
Vanspeybrouck 2 points, but came 14th

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:35

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Is it just me, but I think the points may be wrong Thinking

Bouhanni 18 points, but came 4th, 9th on GC, 4th in points, 4th in youth
Boonen 13 points, but came 5th, 10th on GC, 5th in points
Markus 10 points, but came 7th, 5th on youth
Vanspeybrouck 2 points, but came 14th

Benatti and Fortin also look a bit wrong (5 and 4 pts for 11 and 12th)

posted by yann le coz [9 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:39

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LOts of issues with the scores someone please tell me how Terpstra gets more points than Bouhanni?

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:39

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Who did the scores today? I'm really confused Worried

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:43

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must be a bad line from sweden Wink

i'll get it sorted, don't worry

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7253 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:48

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accidentally replicated the overall in the stage finish Big Grin

updating again now

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7253 posts]
18th February 2014 - 17:59

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How did Preben Van Hecke get 25 points?

You know who I am.

posted by orli [76 posts]
18th February 2014 - 19:29

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orli wrote:
How did Preben Van Hecke get 25 points?

He was second in both Intermediate sprints (4+4) and lies 4th on GC (7) thanks to his time bonuses, so he presumably got the combativity prize for the day, which is another 10pts.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
18th February 2014 - 20:04

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Average-ish day, but glad I got Greipel in. Now will hold my nerve and save transfers for tomorrow.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
18th February 2014 - 20:17

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My cold logic is that Haussler may go for the sprint tomorrow after that terrible news about his teammate today, so I'm saving transfers and keeping him in. Round of applause for me.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
19th February 2014 - 2:40

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Average-ish day, but glad I got Greipel in. Now will hold my nerve and save transfers for tomorrow.

same

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
19th February 2014 - 3:13

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