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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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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 1 year ago
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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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Twybaydos [446 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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drheaton [3318 posts] 1 year ago
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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  19

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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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  35

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drheaton [3318 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 1 year ago
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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  19

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

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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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)

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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on the plus side for me Afonso in the break

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 1 year ago
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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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drheaton [3318 posts] 1 year ago
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#VoltaAlgarve Stage1 - 1 Modolo 2 Costa & 3 Petacchi

1 & 2 on both teams  16

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

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 1 year ago
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Modolo
Rui Costa
Petacchi

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

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cherrypicked [166 posts] 1 year ago
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1,2,4,6,10,12

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 1 year ago
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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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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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Well if anybody thought Rui would be showboating the rainbow's in his home tour they made a sad mistake!!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 1 year ago
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1,2,4,5 & 12 on my standard team.

Will make a start on the scores in a bit.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 1 year ago
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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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drheaton [3318 posts] 1 year ago
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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.