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No transfers for me today. Hoping the more obvious sprinters join in today!?  39
102 points just isn't good enough  2

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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Difficult with the crashes yesterday to tell what people's intentions are, not to mention their injury status. I brought in Laborie - he's virtually guaranteed the KOM jersey for at least another 2 days even if he doesn't go in the breaks. Might not be worth it but sometimes that kind of thing pays off...

Been away all week so had limited access - picked my Roma Maxima team in 2 minutes whilst at the bar waiting to be served! Will take things a bit more seriously with this and Tirreno this week.

Degenkolb, Kristoff, Bouhanni
Coquard, Fonseca, Thomas
Laborie, Hinault, Rovny

Need full bunch sprints for my purist team to build up a lead, hoping the crosswinds behave themselves! (PURIST - Meersman, Bouhanni, Degenkolb, Coquard, Kristoff, Fonseca, Hinault, Van Emden, Rovny)

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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Delaplace and Saramotins have 3 mins after 12km, if thats the break then it will be interesting to see if any GC guys chase the 1-sec bonuses in the intermediate sprints...
EDIT the second sprint is right near the end so the break may well have been caught by then...

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Stumps [3464 posts] 3 years ago
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They are still out there, 70km gone and they have a lead of 9mins 05secs with Meersman taking the final 1 sec bonus after the first sprint.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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gap now 7mins 20secs 109km left

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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gap gone back up. now 8mins 40secs 85km to go

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 3 years ago
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Yay! Delaplace, you beauty!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Paris-Nice: Paris-Nice crash leaves Bardet, Schlecks and Gerrans stranded http://t.co/1Rg1rcvC48

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Result of the second intermediate sprint

Aleksandrejs Saramotins (IAM)
Anthony Delaplace (BSE)
Gianni Meersman (OPQ)

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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14km remaining 2min lead

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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With the gap down to 1:35, Saramotins could wait no longer. The Latvian climbs out of the saddle and drops Delaplace. He will now try to fend off the peloton alone.

12km

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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More crashes, Meersman and Farrar won't be in the sprint today, and Meersman has missed out on the overall lead.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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A crash in the peloton brings down Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), who has surely lost all chances of a stage win and the yellow jersey. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), Lars Boom (Belkin) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) are also among those caught up in the crash.

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stevemarks [472 posts] 3 years ago
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I judged that it was essential to get Meersman into my team today, and used up some transfers that I really wanted to save to do so...... Well that's the way it goes sometimes, feeling pretty unhappy about the whole thing and then Hofland comes through to give me a 1-2-3 any way, so stop moaning you old soak!

Ups and downs Eh!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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yes!yes!yes!

Hofland
Degenkolb
Bouhanni

1,2,3 for me  4

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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Hofland on fire at the moment, takes it from Degenkolb and Bouhanni. Multiple crashes make it difficult to tell what the GC standings will be, could be a while before they sort it all out. Meersman got paced back to the peloton by his team car, I think.

Possibly...
4 Kristoff
5 Hushovd
6 Coquard
7 Fonseca
8 Gallopin (who I dropped)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Guess who dropped Kristoff for Meersman today...  102

One the upside, still had 1, 2, 3 & 6.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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make that 1,2,3,4,11 on stage for me 1,2,3,7,9 GC very good day  16

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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So I think 2,3,4,6,7 for both my teams...
Adding in GC bonuses another good day - and teammate bonus for van Emden in my purists...

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Twybaydos [449 posts] 3 years ago
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Dropped gallopin for Thomas. Didn't lose too much there. Both in purist.

Standard 1,2346 14, purist 1,2,6,8 14

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 3 years ago
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Scores coming soon, I nearly forgot it was me today  13

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Twybaydos [449 posts] 3 years ago
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I think I got 207 points. Coquard, hofland, bouhanni and degenkolb are all in gc, points and yoof. I don't think that will be near top 10 for stage though. High scoring day.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 3 years ago
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Yep, think I'm up near 200 points today too.

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 3 years ago
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Scores updating. SOOOOO glad there is no bookend prize, because I took Matthews out lastnight

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 3 years ago
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Twybaydos wrote:

I think I got 207 points. Coquard, hofland, bouhanni and degenkolb are all in gc, points and yoof. I don't think that will be near top 10 for stage though. High scoring day.

Correct on the score and not the top 10

22= Topsport Torquay Twybaydos 207

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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193, if I hadn't made my transfer this morning taking out Kristoff for Meersman I'd be sitting on 212 points and 9th on the stage  20

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chiv30 [987 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

So I think 2,3,4,6,7 for both my teams...
Adding in GC bonuses another good day - and teammate bonus for van Emden in my purists...

So far it looks like ur pulling 35ish points a stage on me purist wise , however I do have Rui Costa and Chavanel as well as Gee for when it starts getting to the steep stuff ....stage four and five def look like possibly none of the sprinters are going to contest the stage ...I'm sure there is a climb on 4 that has gradients of 25 %  13

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 3 years ago
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I think you're probably right chiv, meersman crash was a bit of a setback for my purists today. Need a big day tomorrow and some luck on stage 4 methinks...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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This one chiv?

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chiv30 [987 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm not counting my chickens ,it's gonna be close and if I finish in the top 3 purists in the fs league I'll be happy  1

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 3 years ago
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Boom's broken elbow has killed my purists team

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