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I might have messed up today. The climb near the end is not very steep, but it is long (12km) so I decided that the GC guys' teams will pile on the pressure and drop the sprinters.

However the latest odds have Degenkolb, Bouhanni etc as favourites, which would help my purists, but they're buggered anyway thanks to Meersman crashing on stage 2.

Hopefully the bookies are wrong! May as well reveal my team as there are no surprises...

Nibali
Betancur
Kelderman
Thomas
Sepulveda
Gallopin
Izagirre
Hinault
Rovny

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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After my amazing 23 points yesterday  24
Made 4 changes taking 20 pen points  2

Rui Faria Da Costa (LAM)
John Degenkolb (GSH)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Geraint Thomas (SKY)
Samuel Dumoulin (ALM)
Steven Cummings (BMC)
Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
Jimmy Engoulvent (EUC)
Julien Fouchard (COF)

Tomorrow plan on bringing in Nibs and Majka  39

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Made 3 changes for 10 penalty points.

Nibali
Degenkolb
Betancur
Chernetski
Kelderman
Slagter
Hofland
Fouchard
Thomas

Tomorrow, who knows!

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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brought in Rojas for Betancur. No other changes

Rojas, Thomas, Chava, Gallopin, Degenkolb, Fonseca, Sepulveda, Chernetski, Stybar

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Made my first transfers of the race bringing in Slagter,Kelderman and Agnoli for Phinney,Boonen and Nordhaug leaving 5 in the bank(7 for tomorrow so will be pressing for a stage win in Forum's Scorum's).

Degenkolb
Bouhanni
Matthews
Coquard
Slagter
Kelderman
Thomas
Agnoli
Seb Chavanel

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Made my first transfers of the race bringing in Slagter,Kelderman and Agnoli for Phinney,Boonen and Nordhaug leaving 5 in the bank(7 for tomorrow so will be pressing for a stage win in Forum's Scorum's).

Degenkolb
Bouhanni
Matthews
Coquard
Slagter
Kelderman
Thomas
Agnoli
Seb Chavanel

Best hope Boonen isn't up for it today then

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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So Bakelants is giving up on the chance of a good GC place. Odd.

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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Looks like the break is set, 3 people with brothers in the break, so be prepared for potential errors in IDs!

Apparently, its...

Sylvain Chavanel
Gorka Izagirre
Brice Feillu
Bakelants
Busche

Only 30 secs on last update, so not totally clear yet...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Five riders broke clear after 17 kms -
Sylvain Chavanel (IAM),
Jan Bakelants (OPQ),
Matthew Busche (TFR),
Jon Izaguirre (MOV)
Brice Feillu (BSE)

gap 1min 55secs

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Results in the Col de Brouilly (Km 26.5, 3rd cat)

1. Chavanel

2. Feillu

3. Bakelants

gap 2min 30

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sanderville [340 posts] 2 years ago
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Of course Brice Feillu is in the breakaway. I just binned him out of my team.  14

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Can't see this break lasting personally.
2mins40 and 4 of the break are virtual top 4 GC

Egoitz Garcia (COF) DNF

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

3 people with brothers in the break...

Good eye!  1

chrisdstripes wrote:

... be prepared for potential errors in IDs!...

Good one!  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Sanderville wrote:

Of course Brice Feillu is in the breakaway. I just binned him out of my team.  14

I binned Chavanel and then read he's out for revenge after yesterday's stage and he's in the break!  14

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Is it definitely J Izagirre? I read it was G?

yep it's Gorka  44

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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Is it definitely J Izagirre? I read it was G?

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chokofingrz [405 posts] 2 years ago
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When Izagirre not a girre?  26

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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chokofingrz wrote:

When Izagirre not a girre?  26

When Izajar?

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Kept hold of chava and Degenkolb for today ....fingers crossed  26

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Bouhanni has abandoned.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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bouhanni and TJ leaves my purist abit light....  39

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Break caught... Just Chavanel alone at the front...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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simon F wrote:

Bouhanni has abandoned.

Well that more or less pays for Nibali tomorrow!!

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Fuglsang, Betancur and Jungels with a 20s lead... Peloton with Thomas and Degenkold strung out behind in pursuit...

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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Twybaydos wrote:

brought in Rojas for Betancur. No other changes

 102 102 20

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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What an absolute nightmare. Took Jungels out this morning and put Hofland in, with a 10pt penalty too!

Aaaaaaaaagghhhhhhhhh!

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Betancur takes it from Jungels and Fuglsang!... And I thought I heard Coquard came in 4th!  39

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Courtesy of @ParisNicecourse

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Go Betancur!
Glad he's back to winning ways!

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Who's doing the results today?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe, he said earlier in the race that he works evenings and that does would go up around or after 8pm for a couple of stages.

At the moment TER is running PN, I'm running TA, Dave is running the classics and GKam is setting up the women's world cup races.

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