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Puzzling day today, it's a day for punchy climbers but with the TT and SF stages next up I didn't want to stack my team with too many riders that would need dropping later.

In the end played safe with an eye on tomorrow bringing in Coppel and Fonte for Napolitano and Coquard giving me:

Costa
Modolo
Machado
Majka
Coppel
Kelderman
Selvaggi
Livramento
Fonte

Hoping Fonte likes the mountains jersey and tries to keep hold of it for another day  1

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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After my purist team beat my standard team yesterday I've kicked out Cav, DeMAre and Lobato and brought in Costa, Spilak and Kelderman. Taken a pen

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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Out with Demare and Lobato. Couldn't quite afford Kwiatkowski, so brought in Tony Martin and Machado, for tomorrow as much as today.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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I've delayed making the Martin/Kwiatowski call until tomorrow, I can only afford one (unless I drop Costa which I don't want to) so will decide after today which to bring in tomorrow.

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Break
Demare (FDJ)
Pichot (EUR)
Senechal (COF)
3'15 at 41k
...oops, who took Demare out?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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#VoltaAlgarve After 13km Demare, Pichot & Senechal have 2'17"

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#VoltaAlgarve After 41km gap is 3'15"

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Kicked Cav and Modolo(retaining DeMare because I had to get Rui in so Lampre teammate Sacha had to go).....bit of luck getting DeMare in the break then!!

Rui Costa
Spilak
DeMare
Coquard
Engoulvent
Martin
Mestre
Machado
Oliveira

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Counter attack from 5, no names yet.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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sprint 1
Demare 6,Senechal 4,Pichot 2 fantasy points

sprint 2
Demare 6,Senechal 4,Pichot 2 fantasy points

all back together now

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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new break

L Fernandes, Afonso, Fonte, V Pereira & Delage.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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#VoltaAlgarve 5 leaders - L Fernandes, Afonso, Fonte, V Pereira & Delage. Via @opqscyclingteam

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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5 leaders caught again
km 119: Fuga anulada. Pelotão de novo compacto.
from https://www.facebook.com/notes/volta-ao-algarve/direto-da-2%C2%AA-etapa-... although other official live ticker (http://www.voltaaoalgarve.pt/direto/) doesn't show this yet.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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kicked Cav out brought in Costa and Petacchi kept demare, lobato & Modolo

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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sprint 3
Fonte 6,Afonso 4,Pereira 2 fantasy pts

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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KoM 1
1. Valter Pereira (Banco BIC-Carmim)
2. Bruno Silva (Efapel-Glassdrive)
3. Cédric Pineau (Cofidis)

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Cat 3 KOM

Pereira 3,Silva 2,Pineau 1 fantasy point

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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#VoltaAlgarve Bilbao has 8" opqs report Tony Martin is dropped.

The question is, is Martin knackered or saving himself for tomorrow?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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1) kwiatkowski 2) Rui Costa 3) Contador

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
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#VoltaAlgarve Bilbao has 8" opqs report Tony Martin is dropped.

The question is, is Martin knackered or saving himself for tomorrow?

Knackered or not he's in ny team for an ITT even on a bad day he's still a machine who can spin a gear us mortals can only dream of!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Kwiatkowski takes it, that's annoying as I was expecting him to keep something in reserve ahead of tomorrow.

2 (Costa) and 15 (Kelderman) are my only top 20 finishers today.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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costa and lobato for me  31

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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1 Michal KWIATKOWSKI POL OPQ 24 4:57:57
2 Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA POR LAM 28 +6
3 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO ESP TCS 32 +7
4 Eduard PRADES REVERTE ESP OFM 27 +7
5 Alexandre GENIEZ FRA FDJ 26 +7
6 Sergei CHERNETSKI RUS KAT 24 +17
7 Christopher HORNER USA LAM 43 +17
8 Sergey FIRSANOV RUS RVL 32 +17
9 Jonathan CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS ESP MOV 27 +17
10 Edgar Miguel LEMOS PINTO POR LAA 29 +17

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Scores are updating, turns out there was an additional 3rd cat KoM point not long before the finish with Kwiatowski, Prades and Horner getting the points.

A good day all round for Kwiatowski bagging an impressive 57 points.

Unfortunately he wasn't in my team and I only scored a pants 66 dropping me a coincidental 66 places overall  2

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 2 years ago
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Not too bad a day, Martin + another in for Modolo and Selvaggi for tomorrow

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20thebear [54 posts] 2 years ago
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Have the stage points been awarded to the correct Pereira. Was it not the V Pereira that should get the points? Not Joao Pereira

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Should have been Valter yes, will review the scoring in the morning.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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A good couple of days for me in this one (5th overall) and some interesting changes made tonight. Gone for a 10pt penalty in order to get some good TTers in, and have dropped Costa until tomorrow in order to bring in Martin and Malori. No doubt I'll rui that one.

Team for the TT
Malori
Pozdynakov
Kwiatkowski
Martin
Castroviejo
Machado
Coppel
Taaramae
Fonte

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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20thebear was spot on, the 12 points that Valter Pereira earned were awarded to Jose incorrectly.

An update is currently running to correct this.