Paris Nice stage 1

by Philip Unwin   March 9, 2014  

After about 20k
Solo breakaway
Laborie (BSE) 7'30''

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Anyone else gone for Thomas in Purist? Could be a bargain at 14.5 after Porte transferred out of the race.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
9th March 2014 - 13:36

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Sprint 1
1 laborie
2 Meersman
3 Thomas

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 13:39

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Solo breakaway Laborie...

Wow... what a daring move! I hope they give him alot of leash Smile

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Very sprinty for my standard...

Fonseca. What a daring move by you! I like that, but I wonder if he'll score today?

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 13:40

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Gap down to 6'45'' with 93k to go

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 13:43

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Sprinty for me to start off with too.

Kristoff
Degenkolb
Matthews
Coquard
Bouhanni
Delaplace
Tsatevitch
Jungels
Fouchard

And purist more balanced

Costa
Betancur
Coquard
Degenkolb
Thomas
Kelderman
Jungels
Tsatevitch
Sepulveda

posted by Joelsim [1440 posts]
9th March 2014 - 13:45

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Anyone else gone for Thomas in Purist? Could be a bargain at 14.5 after Porte transferred out of the race.

Yep..Porte had trouble sticking to his wheel in Andalucia so was a must for me

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:01

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Abandoned
van Garderen

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:02

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Std
Kristoff
Bouhanni
Boonen
Goss
Degenkolb
Terpstra
Seb Chavanel
Kuschynski
Naleau

Purist
Bouhanni
Costa
Sylv Chavanel
Degenkolb
Coquard
Thomas
Monfort
Seb Chavanel
Bernaudeau

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:07

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Gap 3'55'' 64k to go

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:22

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ray silvester wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:
Cat 3
Laborie 4 pts
Yates 2
Quemeneur 1

although it would count as 3,2 and 1 fantasy points

4,2,1 points for P-N, going with the same as the race points for the mountains

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:31

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Abandoned
van Garderen

Good job I took him out of my purist team....

Any reason why? Or will he end up in Tirreno on Wednesday Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:33

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drheaton wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:
Abandoned
van Garderen

Good job I took him out of my purist team....

Any reason why? Or will he end up in Tirreno on Wednesday Thinking

He shouldn't be allowed in TA if he already started an overlapping race, you're generally not allowed to start one then start another while the first is still running.

That is true however you can apply for dispensation, I know its happened before, he has withdrawn with stomach issues, so they could say he is over them by tuesday and apply for permission to race?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:40

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:
Abandoned
van Garderen

Good job I took him out of my purist team....

Any reason why? Or will he end up in Tirreno on Wednesday Thinking

He shouldn't be allowed in TA if he already started an overlapping race, you're generally not allowed to start one then start another while the first is still running.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:40

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2nd Cat 3
1 Laborie
2 Niemiec
3 Quemeneur
Lead 1'45" 53k to go
No news on TJ abandon
Bouhanni having problems with knee after earlier crash.

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:45

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TJ stomach problem
gap 40''

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 14:46

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2nd sprint
1 Meersman
2 Van Avermaet
3 Chavanel
30k to go

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
9th March 2014 - 15:12

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I went sprinty with both teams, didn't think it would be worth picking gc contenders in purist if the sprinters nail the first three stages...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
9th March 2014 - 15:44

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:
Abandoned
van Garderen

Good job I took him out of my purist team....

Any reason why? Or will he end up in Tirreno on Wednesday Thinking

He shouldn't be allowed in TA if he already started an overlapping race, you're generally not allowed to start one then start another while the first is still running.

That is true however you can apply for dispensation, I know its happened before, he has withdrawn with stomach issues, so they could say he is over them by tuesday and apply for permission to race?


That's right, I remember cav riding tour of Britain a couple of years back after dropping out of the vuelta...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
9th March 2014 - 15:47

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1,2,4,6,19....wont be very good, but hey ho

1,2,6 or purist, even worse

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 16:09

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
1,2,4,6,19....wont be very good, but hey ho

1,2,6 or purist, even worse

You need to stop being so self-deprecating.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
9th March 2014 - 16:28

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1 Nacer BOUHANNI FRA FDJ 24 3:53:11
2 John DEGENKOLB GER GIA 25 +0
3 Gianni MEERSMAN BEL OPQ 29 +0
4 Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL ESP MOV 29 +0
5 Tyler FARRAR USA GRS 30 +0
6 Bryan COQUARD FRA EUC 22 +0
7 Luca WACKERMANN ITA LAM 22 +0
8 Fabio FELLINE ITA TFR 24 +0
9 Fabio SABATINI ITA CAN 29 +0
10 Francesco GAVAZZI ITA AST 30 +0
11 Mathew HAYMAN AUS OGE 36 +0
12 Cyril LEMOINE FRA COF 31 +0
13 Elia FAVILLI ITA LAM 25 +0
14 Romain ZINGLE BEL COF 27 +0
15 Gert STEEGMANS BEL OPQ 34 +0
16 Geraint THOMAS GBR SKY 28 +0
17 Greg VAN AVERMAET BEL BMC 29 +0
18 Nikolay TRUSOV RUS TCS 29 +0
19 Alexander KRISTOFF NOR KAT 27 +0
20 Romain FEILLU FRA BSE 30 +0

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
9th March 2014 - 16:52

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Scores are done...

Now the bad news is, the scores wont be as up until about 8.30 tomorrow, thursday and friday, as im at work until 8 those days.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 16:54

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I'll cover you tomorrow if you want Ter, I'm only sitting in the workshop sorting things out and I'll be trying to get the womens races set up

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
9th March 2014 - 17:26

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Gkam84 wrote:
I'll cover you tomorrow if you want Ter, I'm only sitting in the workshop sorting things out and I'll be trying to get the womens races set up

Fine by me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 17:37

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chrisdstripes wrote:
I went sprinty with both teams, didn't think it would be worth picking gc contenders in purist if the sprinters nail the first three stages...

Surely that's gonna depend on if your sprinters snaffle enough points to see you through the mountains which I can't see happening , hence I've gone down the sprint/puncheurs route with the majority of the team should be interesting to compare teams and placing at the end of the race Smile

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
9th March 2014 - 17:56

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There's a mistake with the standings. I had Von Hoff in my team, he's been the last man today but he doesn't have 10 points!!

posted by rjl [18 posts]
9th March 2014 - 21:44

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rjl wrote:
There's a mistake with the standings. I had Von Hoff in my team, he's been the last man today but he doesn't have 10 points!!

Soupe was the last man home

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
9th March 2014 - 21:49

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Sorry TERatcliffe26! I usually see the standings in Biciclismo and Soupe was dissapeared Big Grin Big Grin
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=69920
Sorry again.

posted by rjl [18 posts]
9th March 2014 - 22:09

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chiv30 wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
I went sprinty with both teams, didn't think it would be worth picking gc contenders in purist if the sprinters nail the first three stages...

Surely that's gonna depend on if your sprinters snaffle enough points to see you through the mountains which I can't see happening , hence I've gone down the sprint/puncheurs route with the majority of the team should be interesting to compare teams and placing at the end of the race Smile


Yeah, will be interesting to compare at the end! My purist team came 9th on stage one so its a good start. Needs Kristoff to come to the party today tho.

I have a feeling the "mountains" are actually not really mountains at all, and that people like Degenkolb and Meersman might be in the reckoning for most of the stages. Plus to be honest if I was going to pick GC contenders there are just so many to choose from that I thought it was safer to pick sprinters. If it gets windy today/tomorrow it could totally backfire!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
10th March 2014 - 10:06

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Well I've taken a peek at your team vs mine and I have Chavanel and Costa different I think but other than that the big name sprinters are mainly the same ....interesting indeed for the end results Smile

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
10th March 2014 - 13:44

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