Tour of Oman stage 3

by stumps   February 19, 2014  

Thought i would get this in early as i'm out all day tomorrow.

Its classed as medium mountains but after looking at the profile they aren't exactly big (156m and 154m) and i would imagine the sprinters will still be in there at the end provided no break stays away.

Only made 1 change which was to add a sprinter.

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Sprint
1 Boem
2 Ista
3 Wallays
Lead 2'00 at 75k

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
20th February 2014 - 11:07

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Sagan
Gallopin
Kreuziger
Moser
Bardet
Stybar
Kuznetsov
Jones
Aregger

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
20th February 2014 - 11:28

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20k to go gap 45''

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
20th February 2014 - 11:59

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Froome takes off with 5k to go

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:23

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Chris Froome has attacked with 5km to go at the #TourofOman after being led over the final climb by Dario Catald

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:24

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Think I might have made my transfers a day early - Greipel takes it! At least he's in my purists.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:24

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gonna be a sprint finish

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:25

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Cancellara, Froome, Sagan and Stybar attack. Peloton not far behind. 2km to go.

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:26

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Greipel wins Stage 3

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:27

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Greipel?!?!? Damn.

I had a bet on Stybar.

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posted by Gizmo_ [642 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:32

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Possibly Froome 4th after his late attack?

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posted by pcsplace [20 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:35

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Phew, Sagan second, so didn't lose much by bringing him in for Greipel.

Bouhanni third, and from the photo on twitter there is a Sky rider up there but can't tell who. Hopefully Swift...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:36

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Feel a bit silly taking out the majority of my sprinters now!

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posted by pcsplace [20 posts]
20th February 2014 - 12:36

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Well I was wrong about sagan.....took griepel out and didn't go with my gut feeling on Bouhanni..... How wrong could I have got today's stage Angry Sick At Wits End

posted by chiv30 [595 posts]
20th February 2014 - 13:09

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Couldn't afford Sagan. I dropped Griepel so I could but in Roelandts and Van Hecke. Crying

posted by Dapper Giles [21 posts]
20th February 2014 - 13:21

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basically anyone who missed the deadline, prob did well

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
20th February 2014 - 13:37

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Full results are up on PCS - http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Tour_of_Oman_2014_Stage_3_Al_Bustan

Just 2, 3 and 12 for me today, not having a good race.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
20th February 2014 - 13:43

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Not many of the sprinters made it over, so I'd expect a lot of people to have 2 of the top 3 and not much else. I got 2,3,4,11,19 which I'm hoping is better than average and some green arrows... Shame Bennati didn't manage to contest the sprint - I thought he might be a surprise today but he came in 21st.

Purist 1,2,4 - still no podium badge this season!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
20th February 2014 - 13:59

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Took out Greipel and Swift who I have calculated at 74 points Brought in three riders who gave me the sum total of 5 points At Wits End

Not a good day

posted by Twybaydos [188 posts]
20th February 2014 - 14:02

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1,7,12,19 stage
1,2,3,6 GC
1,2,4,5 points
1 youth

was 2nd overall but got a feeling I may drop tonight!!

Think tomorrow will see a reduced sprint.

posted by rcorbin [186 posts]
20th February 2014 - 14:27

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Damn....took out Greipel and Bouhanni(plus Markus and Terpstra) for Sagan,Gilbert,Gallopin and Van Hecke

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
20th February 2014 - 14:41

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what bad mistake I made Rolling On The Floor think I got 32 points Silly

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
20th February 2014 - 15:17

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hmm i did mention it was not a steep climb, 1,3,4,16,19 + 5 for Griepel,
1,2,5 gc + 1,2,3,5 points and 1,3 youth. Not a bad i think.

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posted by stumps [2425 posts]
20th February 2014 - 16:20

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Who's on the scores today?

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
20th February 2014 - 16:48

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Scores are up

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
20th February 2014 - 18:09

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stumps wrote:
hmm i did mention it was not a steep climb, 1,3,4,16,19 + 5 for Griepel,
1,2,5 gc + 1,2,3,5 points and 1,3 youth. Not a bad i think.

Smarty pants! Took griepel and bouhanni out for Sagan and stybar, Grrr.

Think it would have been a different finish without the reported headwind! More punchers would have chanced their arm I feel, and strung out the peloton more. Early showing of classics strength by cancellara, Sagan and stybar though...

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posted by johnny2names [176 posts]
20th February 2014 - 19:40

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Nightmare!!! should not have changed my team, oh well!!!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
20th February 2014 - 21:54

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hum. I'm growing desperate for a good stage, haven't had one this year. I've done something perhaps very foolish, with 5 changes and 10 pen points. very foolish according to the bookies anyhow. in for a penny...

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posted by johnny2names [176 posts]
21st February 2014 - 0:29

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Sagan,Gilbert,Gallopin 1-2-3 tomorrow....please? Day Dreaming

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
21st February 2014 - 2:24

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ray silvester wrote:
Sagan,Gilbert,Gallopin 1-2-3 tomorrow....please? Day Dreaming

I concur, same team as yesterday for me, so Impey in 4th too would be nice, and Boonen 5th

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
21st February 2014 - 9:53

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