Volta ao Algarve - Stage 3

by drheaton   February 21, 2014  

Short and apparently technical ITT today.

Three changes for me (one penalty) to get some TTers in, dropped Modolo, Majka and Selvaggi for Kwiatkowski, Malori and Pereira.

I had considered swapping Costa for Martin but I think Rui can keep up today and Martin will need dropping again for tomorrow (in my eyes at least).

Costa
Machado
Kwiatkowski
Coppel
Malori
Kelderman
Pereira (V)
Fonte
Livramento

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#VoltaAlgarve Provisional: 1 Martin 14:16 2 Dowsett +12 3 Flens +16 4 De Gendt +17 5 Vermote +21

Martin in the lead but Dowsett very close, can't tell whether Dowsett rode well or Martin didn't (hoping for the latter).

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
21st February 2014 - 15:11

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1,2 so far for me then... things could be looking up Silly

posted by chiv30 [597 posts]
21st February 2014 - 15:29

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Barta comes in third fastest so far.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
21st February 2014 - 15:32

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I bought Kelderman and Castroviejo in for Oliveira and Demare

Martin
Costa
Spilak
Castroviejo
Kelderman
Coquard
Engulvent
Machado
Mestre

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
21st February 2014 - 15:44

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posted by Twybaydos [192 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:02

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1 Malori 14:14 Martin +2 3 Dowsett +13 3 Barta +16 4 Flens +17

With a dozen riders still to go

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posted by Gkam84 [8165 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:09

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1 and 3 so far.

EDIT: make that 1,2,4 Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2438 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:11

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That's Martin(Algarve) and Phinney(San Luis) that Malori has beaten this season I think....still not sure he'll take the stage though

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:13

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Kwiatkowski wins by 11secs

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1408 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:29

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Kwiatkowski wins

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posted by Gkam84 [8165 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:29

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1 Kwiatkowski 2 Malori +10 3 Martin +12 4 Dowsettt +24 5 Barta +27 6 Flens +28 7 De Gendt +29

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posted by Gkam84 [8165 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:31

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Kwatko fastest at the intermediate split apparently... Big Grin

edit:
1. Kwiatkowski 14.03
2. Malori+11
3. Martin+13
4. Contador+20
5. Dowsett+25
6. Barta+28
7. Flens+29
8. De Gendt+30

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posted by Gizmo_ [642 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:31

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Martin scores 30 (25 for 3rd plus 5 teammate bonus) to Costa's 9 for 12th (plus any GC points) means that I probably just about picked right in not making a Martin for Costa swap.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:34

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.....and that's why Michel Kwiatowski is the most expensive player in the game.

posted by stevemarks [335 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:40

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top 20:
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
MALORI Adriano
MARTIN Tony
CONTADOR Alberto
DOWSETT Alex
BARTA Jan
FLENS Rick
DE GENDT Thomas
KELDERMAN Wilco
GENIEZ Alexandre
VERMOTE Julien
COSTA Rui
SENECHAL Florian
CHERNETCKII Sergei
LEMOINE Cyril
COPPEL Jérome
FOUCHARD Julien
GOLAS Michal
VANMARCKE Sep
BELKOV Maxim

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posted by stumps [2438 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:41

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2,3,6,12 for me. Much better than yesterday.

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posted by stumps [2438 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:44

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1,2,3,5 for my purist. Shame about my standard.

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:51

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1,2,9,12 & 16 plus 1,3 & 6 on GC. A solid 95 after penalties but nothing spectacular.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:54

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stevemarks wrote:
.....and that's why Michel Kwiatowski is the most expensive player in the game.

Cracking rider. I can seriously see him having a go at the Giro GC in a couple of years' time.

I think he, Stybar and Tony Martin are three of my favourite riders, and all happen to ride for OPQS.

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posted by Gizmo_ [642 posts]
21st February 2014 - 16:57

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I messed up a couple of days ago and ended up not being able to afford Kwia, so had to either take 20 pens to get him in, or leave him out on the off-chance of a mechanical or something. Made the wrong choice methinks...

2,3,9,12 - I always get the tactics wrong in TTs. Castroviejo, Machado and Oliveira were the let-downs.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1357 posts]
21st February 2014 - 17:19

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Let down by Machedo and Castroviejo I think, but luckily Kwia, Martin and Malori helped out.

posted by Joelsim [238 posts]
21st February 2014 - 17:45

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Already made my changes for tomorrow, taking a big risk, made 2 penalty transfers and dropped some people I think might do well in favour of some I think could be great... this could go badly badly wrong.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
21st February 2014 - 17:50

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Well here's a first ...my purist doing better than my std , I think I'm actually 3rd best purist in the fs for this comp ....things may be looking up after a shaky few days Big Grin

posted by chiv30 [597 posts]
21st February 2014 - 18:28

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Castroviejo instead of Malori was a mistake

My purist is now 47 points ahead of my standard team and has beaten me every day. Despite rigging a team today with the express intention of making no changes for tomorrow, I think I'll be ringing in some changes tonight.

At least I have the Tour of Andalucia

posted by Twybaydos [192 posts]
21st February 2014 - 18:50

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drheaton wrote:
Already made my changes for tomorrow, taking a big risk, made 2 penalty transfers and dropped some people I think might do well in favour of some I think could be great... this could go badly badly wrong.

Nice one - like your style. I've made 2 transfers, bringing Kwia and Chernetskiy in. Embarrassed now by how boring that is! Having said that, I still have Machado and Oliveira, might take a hit if I can find someone worth bringing in...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1357 posts]
21st February 2014 - 19:11

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My risk was dropping Kelderman and Coppel, the first because I needed credits, the second because I think I picked someone who's riding better right now. On top of that I dropped Machado as I ran out of patience and Malori too as he's had his day.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
21st February 2014 - 19:29

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Joelsim wrote:
Let down by Machedo and Castroviejo I think, but luckily Kwia, Martin and Malori helped out.

Jeez.....did Castro and Spilak crash or something?

How is Cav beating them in a TT?

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
21st February 2014 - 19:34

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ray silvester wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
Let down by Machedo and Castroviejo I think, but luckily Kwia, Martin and Malori helped out.

Jeez.....did Castro and Spilak crash or something?

How is Cav beating them in a TT?

Cavs is no slouch at short ITT's if you check back. I hope Spilak had a rest day for tomorrow and I think Jonathon must have had a mechanical as he was beaten by Dowsett.

posted by stevemarks [335 posts]
21st February 2014 - 19:49

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Pretty happy with a stage win, was not expected

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3506 posts]
21st February 2014 - 22:44

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Pretty happy with a stage win, was not expected

Applause tommy

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
21st February 2014 - 22:56

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