Tour of Oman stage 4

by Philip Unwin   February 21, 2014  

Sprint 1
1 Wallays
2 Van Avermaet
3 Popovych
These three on break with Huffman
Gap 4'30 at 37k

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
21st February 2014 - 9:43

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Brought in froome and konig today....bit premature maybe???

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posted by JAndrewHill [1153 posts]
21st February 2014 - 10:04

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I've gambled big time on the sky train making things too tough for the punchers and I've gone climber friendly a day early. So in come froome, j rod, gesink, konig, and , err, Andy schleck... Don't shoot me, didn't know who else to bring in with the cash I had left!! Stybar saver.

Bookies had Sagan then stybar as faves. We shall see! Personally I've had a little wager on gesink at 25:1 e/w as a climber who can sprint- he had been as long as 50:1! Hoping for a top 3 from him.

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posted by johnny2names [176 posts]
21st February 2014 - 10:17

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Brought in Froome, Bardet, Moreno and Gesink for today. Hoping to see Sky push it hard and drop as many as possible.

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posted by stumps [2409 posts]
21st February 2014 - 10:30

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froome
Jrod
JVDB
Gilbert
Ruffoni
Gallopin
Boonen
Gatto
Vanspeybrouck

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posted by livestrongnick [1398 posts]
21st February 2014 - 10:51

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Vanspeybrouck now DNF after a crash Sad

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posted by livestrongnick [1398 posts]
21st February 2014 - 10:52

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Following my atrocious drunken transfers for Stage 3, I sobered up and brought in King Leopold, Styby and Kenny Elissonde.

posted by Twybaydos [179 posts]
21st February 2014 - 10:56

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Yeahh I didn't go too well yesterday, took out Greipel and Bouhanni Sad

Advantage is I've got 2 more GC guys than most...hopefully that'll help! Koenig and Pozzovivo in today.

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posted by mtm_01 [86 posts]
21st February 2014 - 11:12

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Climb 1
Walleys
Van Av
Pop
Sprint 2
Walleys
Van Av
Huff
gap down to 1'
Boonen Greipel and Howard and A schleck dropped from main group

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
21st February 2014 - 11:47

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Sagan wins

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posted by Gkam84 [8109 posts]
21st February 2014 - 12:31

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Phew, forgot to make transfers, glad I still have the winner in there.

posted by drheaton [3349 posts]
21st February 2014 - 12:39

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1 SAGAN Peter
2 URAN Rigoberto
3 NIBALI Vincenzo
4 IMPEY Daryl Orica GreenEDGE
5 GALLOPIN Tony

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21st February 2014 - 12:47

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Angry

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posted by livestrongnick [1398 posts]
21st February 2014 - 12:50

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1 Sagan 2 Uran 3 Nibali 4 Impey 5 Gallopin

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posted by Gkam84 [8109 posts]
21st February 2014 - 12:53

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If you kept or took Sagan in, you are laughing, Not only did he win, but he's got GC, Points (I think) and Youth jersey Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8109 posts]
21st February 2014 - 13:03

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OMG!!!! i took out impey and gallopin to put Stybar and his nibs in .... another mare ! Crying

posted by chiv30 [582 posts]
21st February 2014 - 13:27

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Today really sucks... Waiting

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posted by orli [76 posts]
21st February 2014 - 13:53

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Hmm - I was 50-50 between Froome and Uran and went the wrong way. Still have Sagan tho', and Uran in purists...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1351 posts]
21st February 2014 - 13:55

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posted by yann le coz [7 posts]
21st February 2014 - 14:03

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Full results are up on PCS.

Just 1,11,15,17 for me. Another 1,2 for purist.

Sagan leads GC, then there are 22 guys within 25 seconds, and the rest are over a minute back. Of those 22, I'd say maybe 15 of them would be considered climbers, so the podium is between them. Some good climbers over ten minutes back so there's even a chance of a breakaway win tomorrow maybe??

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posted by chrisdstripes [1351 posts]
21st February 2014 - 14:07

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more points (50ish)than yesterday's stage (36) for me but not much

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posted by livestrongnick [1398 posts]
21st February 2014 - 14:11

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Glad I made no changes

Sagan,Gallopin and Moser in the top 20 plus all their various competition standings teammate bonus etc doesn't look the best but it seems good enough to put m into 29th on the race with 4 transfers to use on Green Mountain

posted by ray silvester [1518 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:21

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Disastro for me! Might as well pack my bags now Sad

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posted by johnny2names [176 posts]
21st February 2014 - 22:26

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