Volta ao Algarve - Stage 1

by drheaton   February 19, 2014  

Cards on the table time, I've gone for mostly punchy sprinters and climbers today, apparently the finish is very tough to control for a full sprint train to the extent that a win for Cav is far from guaranteed even at full fitness.

Costa
Machado
Modolo
Napolitano
Majka
Selvaggi
Kelderman
Coquard
Livramento

My purist team is stacked towards GC rather than sprinters

Kwiatowski
Costa
Machado
Kelderman
Modolo (my token sprinter)
Coquard (my cheap sprinter)
Paulinho (top 20 last year)
Sancho
Livramento

Annoyed I couldn't squeeze Coppel in there, he's my outside shot for a top 5.

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Here goes for me, gone sprinters and TTers in the hope I don't loose out too much on stage 2

kwiatkowski
Malori
Chernetski
Demare
Modolo
Lobato
Coquard
Selvaggi
Leezer

My purist is either gonna be a win or bust strategy, in the hope that only stage 1 is a pure sprint

Kwiatkowski
Rui Costa
Majka
Machado
Chernetski
Cattaneo
Coquard
Selvaggi
Leezer

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:16

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I have to say I didn't really look into this one, just a quick glance at the profiles and a couple of Portuguese wildcards. Quite like my teams tho'...

STD
Demare
Modolo
Lobato
Coquard
Sancho
Rui Costa
Kelderman
Malori
Ricardo Mestre

PURIST swap Demare, Modolo, Sancho and Malori with...
Tony Martin
Machado
Drucker
Jesus Herrada

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:18

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Purist:
Rui Costa
Tony Martin
Sacha Modolo
Alexandre Geniez
Jesus Herrada
Tiago Machado
Jerome Coppel
Bryan Coquard
Sergey Chernetskiy

Standard - take out Tony, Costa, Geniez,and Coppel. In comes Lobato, Demare, Cav and Ovechkin. I bloody hope its a bunch sprint today

posted by Twybaydos [265 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:18

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Hmmm, looks like a few sprinty teams out there for today, fingers crossed it all goes horribly wrong and I can get the jump on some of you Devil

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:27

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STD
Juan Jose Lobato
Angel Madrazo
Alessandro Petacchi
Rui Faria Da Costa
Omar Fraile
Mirko Selvaggi
Tiago Machado
Ricardo Vilela
Arnaud Demare

As you can guess not a clue with these profiles so randomish

Purist

Michal Kwiatkowski
Rui Faria Da Costa
Wilco Kelderman
Tony Martin
Sergey Chernetski
Antonio Molina
Mickael Delage
Henrique Casimiro
Luis Afonso

Again random Silly

posted by chiv30 [810 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:27

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#VoltaAlgarve After about 10km Fonte, Afonso, V Pereira, Pliuschin &, B Silva Via @Movistar_Team

Sounds like they have about three minutes on the peloton.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:32

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drheaton wrote:
Hmmm, looks like a few sprinty teams out there for today, fingers crossed it all goes horribly wrong and I can get the jump on some of you Devil

Thats why I had Kwiatkowski, because if it does go wrong, he could still will the sprint

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:36

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standard team

Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Arnaud Demare
Sacha Modolo (LAM)
Juan Jose Lobato (MOV)
Jerome Coppel (COF)
Lucas Sebastian Haedo (SDD)
Danilo Napolitano (WGG)
Samuel Jose Caldeira (OFM)
Bruno Matos Sancho (BBC)

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1661 posts]
19th February 2014 - 12:54

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on the plus side for me Afonso in the break

posted by chiv30 [810 posts]
19th February 2014 - 13:07

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Sprint Stage I reckon in standard:

Cavendish
Modolo
DeMare
Coquard
Engoulvent
Martin
Mestre
Machado
Oliviera

Purist

DeMare
RuiCosta
Spilak(my idea of the winner overall to be honest)
Coquard
Oliveira
Martin
DeMare
Engoulvent
Machado
Izagirre

posted by ray silvester [1702 posts]
19th February 2014 - 13:39

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ray silvester wrote:
Sprint Stage I reckon in standard:

Spilak(my idea of the winner overall to be honest)

I agree but couldnt get him in my purist team with the others id chosen most of whome should be ok for hills and the ITT

posted by chiv30 [810 posts]
19th February 2014 - 14:49

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ray silvester wrote:
Sprint Stage I reckon in standard:

Cavendish
Modolo
DeMare
Coquard
Engoulvent
Martin
Mestre
Machado
Oliviera

Purist

DeMare
RuiCosta
Spilak(my idea of the winner overall to be honest)
Coquard
Oliveira
Martin
Engoulvent
Machado
Izagirre

posted by ray silvester [1702 posts]
19th February 2014 - 15:00

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Nice one - glad I avoided Cav. Sacha has really hit the ground running this year, impressive stuff.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:01

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#VoltaAlgarve Stage1 - 1 Modolo 2 Costa & 3 Petacchi

1 & 2 on both teams Cool

Glad I left Modolo in my purist now after really considering dropping him this morning.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:01

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Modolo
Rui Costa
Petacchi

This is what they call a bad day at the office!!!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:02

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1,2,4,6,10,12

posted by cherrypicked [148 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:06

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1,2,4,6,10 for me - having a much better week. Keep narrowly missing out on badges though!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:09

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Well if anybody thought Rui would be showboating the rainbow's in his home tour they made a sad mistake!!

posted by ray silvester [1702 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:14

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1,2,4,5 & 12 on my standard team.

Will make a start on the scores in a bit.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:22

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Just 1,4,6,10,12

My purist may be in good nick if no more sprints, only 2,4,12 today though

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:44

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1, 4, 6, 12, 19.

And there was me thinking I was being clever picking Modolo. Seems like everyone's a teeny bit cleverer than me.

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posted by Ghedebrav [995 posts]
19th February 2014 - 16:54

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Scores going up, missing intermediate sprint points because only the finish line points seem to be included in the Points competition. Will investigate further and may update scores later.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
19th February 2014 - 17:01

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