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Now then i wonder how many people will be brave enough to leave Mezgec in their team for this stage ?

He had a combined total of 263 points for high mountains and medium mountains so he can climb but will he be able to climb with the best ?????

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cgipryan [205 posts] 2 years ago
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In his dreams, he might... he probably mostly dreams sprints, though...

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm hoping for another zero

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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20 penalty points for me, and no Mezgec in sight

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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Mezgec has those points from being in break aways. That aint going to happen in the leaders jersey...

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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good attempt to stump us, stumps! not buying it though  1 this is defo a day for howard and ferrari though  3
transfers done, 20 points penalty, and 100 quid gambled- i wonder if I'll get any back  22

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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Fuglsang all the way...

Mezgec in a breakaway tho?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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The definition 'high mountains' can be misleading......they may be high up but the course relatively flat.I can remeber seeing a stage in a grand tour departing from Andorra,going downhill all the way and being classed high mountains.

used 3 of my 4 transfers banking 1 for tomorrow

Betancur,LeMarchand and Uran in for Mezgec,Howard and Dumoulin

Betancur
LeMarchand
Kessiakoff
LuLuSanchez
Ratto
Sammy Sanchez
DeGendt
Uran
Arredondo

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Stumps [3415 posts] 2 years ago
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Got rid of him myself as well !

Gone for a strong team which will hopefully see me through to stage5 with 4 transfers for the flat stage.

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dave atkinson [6261 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

The definition 'high mountains' can be misleading...

it can be (and was on stage 1) but these are proper hills, no? Alta de la Crueta is a 1.2km vertical climb. The final climb isn't that steep, but it is fairly long

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Made my 6 transfers, went for the big three GC boys plus a couple of cheaper riders.

I wanted to fit some of the mid-priced riders like Barguil in but couldn't afford it so I've put £2 on him to win at 100/1.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

The definition 'high mountains' can be misleading...

it can be (and was on stage 1) but these are proper hills, no? Alta de la Crueta is a 1.2km vertical climb. The final climb isn't that steep, but it is fairly long

Agreed....today and tomorrow are proper mountain/summit finishes/GC days and no place for the likes of Howard,Mezgec or DuMoulin

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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I went for...
Contador
Betancur
Rodriguez
LuLu Sanchez
Degand
Hansen
Lemarchand
Gaimon
And had 25 credits left, so took a punt on Fuglsang (Other option was Froome/Quintana and Arredondo instead of Betancur and Fuglsang - wouldn't be surprised if I'm making that transfer tomorrow...)

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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sorted

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Given the chance of snow I left picking my team until this morning but it looks like the stage will go ahead in full (it'll just be cold and wet).

Anyway, I went for the three big GC guys and then some cheaper filler, 6 changes means 40 penalty points but hopefully I can leave my team as is for tomorrow, I considered both Quintana and Betancur over Rodriguez but didn't go for either, Quintana because he had a cold at the start of the race and may be taking it easy going into his prep for the Giro (plus traditionally if you're racing the Giro you're not as fit right now as the Tour guys) and Betancur because I suspected either Bardet or Pozzo might be given a shot and I just couldn't be sure Betancur would be the team's go to man.

Anyway:

Froome
Contador
Rodriguez
Paterski
LL Sanchez
Serpa
Alaphilippe
Lemarchand
Chaves

Alaphilippe stays because he won a summit finish in the Tour de l'Avenir last year I think ahead of Mohoric and Adam Yates so might be there or there abouts, more so than any of the other options at that price.

Also, to note, Arredondo had stomach issues yesterday and lost time making Kiserlovski default team leader so he's not in my team. Too much of a risk and could now be on domestique duties.

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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Not gone for Froome or Quintana,

Contador
J Rod
Betancur
Fuglsang
Chaves
Arredondo
Serpa
Baugnies
Howson

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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Gone this

J-Rod
Quintana
Betancur
S Sanchez
LL Sanchez
Landa
Chaves
Lemarchand
Vakoc

My purist is this so hoping to build on my 0 points

J-Rod
Contador
Betancur
S Sanchez
LL Sanchez
Arredondo
Landa
Chaves
Vacok

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Gone with

JRod
SS
Navarro
Fuglsang
Chaves
Stetina
Lemarchand
Uran
Sarmiento

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 2 years ago
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With the uncertainty over the weather, I haven't committed as much to the mountain stages as I'd initially planned.

Contador
Jrod
Betancur
Degand
LL Sanchez
Van der Sande
Martens
Lemarchand
Vallee

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Early break
Zeits (AST)
Bobridge (BEL)
Koch (CAN)
Reza (EUC)
Samoila (CCC)
Molard (COF)

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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6 escapados Bobridge (BEL), Zeits (AST), Koch (CAN), Reza (EUC), Samoilau (CCC) Molard (COF) -25''-

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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3' 30'' after 20km

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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10' after 30km

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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Looks like I should've stuck with Samoilau rather than bringing in Lemarchand, never mind...

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Cat 1
1 Bobridge
2 Molard
3 Samoilau...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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#VoltaCatalunya 65km to go and gap is 5'30"

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Here we go!  1

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simon F [1003 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,5,7 and 1,2,5,6 on GC but... 30 penalty points.  2 1

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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hmmmm that wasn't so great....

Just 1,3 standard and 1,2 purist. Nevermind

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,5 on stage and GC, not much else which means a big hit from my 40 penalty points.

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,5 - no penalty points. 110 for the day

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