Paris Nice Satge 2 - Rambouillet to Saint-Georges-sur-Baulchee 205KM

by livestrongnick   March 10, 2014  

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

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
10th March 2014 - 10:18

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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.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2947 posts]
10th March 2014 - 11:44

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gap now 7mins 20secs 109km left

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 12:18

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gap gone back up. now 8mins 40secs 85km to go

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 12:51

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Yay! Delaplace, you beauty!

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
10th March 2014 - 12:57

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Paris-Nice: Paris-Nice crash leaves Bardet, Schlecks and Gerrans stranded http://t.co/1Rg1rcvC48

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 13:40

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Result of the second intermediate sprint

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:30

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14km remaining 2min lead

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:31

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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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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:35

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:42

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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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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:45

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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!

posted by stevemarks [433 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:55

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yes!yes!yes!

Hofland
Degenkolb
Bouhanni

1,2,3 for me Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:56

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:56

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Guess who dropped Kristoff for Meersman today... At Wits End

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

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th March 2014 - 14:56

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make that 1,2,3,4,11 on stage for me 1,2,3,7,9 GC very good day Cool

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 15:05

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
10th March 2014 - 15:08

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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

posted by Twybaydos [408 posts]
10th March 2014 - 15:42

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Scores coming soon, I nearly forgot it was me today Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [9118 posts]
10th March 2014 - 15:59

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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.

posted by Twybaydos [408 posts]
10th March 2014 - 15:59

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Yep, think I'm up near 200 points today too.

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
10th March 2014 - 16:08

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Scores updating. SOOOOO glad there is no bookend prize, because I took Matthews out lastnight

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posted by Gkam84 [9118 posts]
10th March 2014 - 16:10

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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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posted by Gkam84 [9118 posts]
10th March 2014 - 16:13

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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 Crying

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th March 2014 - 16:18

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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 % Surprise

posted by chiv30 [954 posts]
10th March 2014 - 20:24

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
10th March 2014 - 20:43

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This one chiv?

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 20:58

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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 Smile

posted by chiv30 [954 posts]
10th March 2014 - 21:00

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Boom's broken elbow has killed my purists team

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posted by Gkam84 [9118 posts]
10th March 2014 - 21:24

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I lost TJ from my purist team Sick

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th March 2014 - 22:25

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