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Queen stage today finishing at the summit of the only really serious climb of the day.

Previews all expecting a GC shoot out with J-Rod, Froome, Contador and Quintana contesting the win.  Quintana won this stage last year, will he do it again?

DNS news - No Betancur, he's got a fever and won't start today.

Team wise I'm completely unchanged from yesterday despite losing Lemarchand.  Just couldn't see any 3 credit riders worth spending a transfer on.

 

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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They were talking yesterday about it possibly getting cut short today due to the weather on the final climb, anyone heard anything?

I lost 3 riders yesterday, so decided to just have some fun with it and picked some guys for the break. Bertie and Purito were my only scorers yesterday anyway, and I still have them, so can't go any worse!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Talk ahead of stage 3 was of snow cutting yesterday short but in the end it came to nothing, from what I've heard there should be no changes to today's stage but even if there are I can't imagine it'd mean anything other than just finishing a little lower down the climb so my team will stay as it is.

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Twybaydos [447 posts] 2 years ago
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Taken out Arredondo and brought in David Arroyo. He won't set the world on fire but I think he'll place in top 20. No further changes, sticking with Froome.

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Arredondo reportedly will be DNS - stomach problems

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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No changes:

Froome
Rodriguez
Contador
LL Sanchez
Serpa
Paterski
Alaphilippe
Chaves
Lemarchand (DNS)

Hoping for a 1-2-3 plus Sanchez, Serpa and Paterski in the break. Also hoping Quintana is still suffering from his flu and won't contest the win.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Made my ransfers last night(Bobridge,Anacona and Contador in for Ratto,LeMarchand and DeGendt) so was a bit peeved to see Betancur out.....worth the penalty to bring TJ in for him.

Contador
LuLu
Sammy
Uran
Anacona
Arredondo
Kessiakoff
Tejay
Bobridge

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Sounds as if Arredondo  31 and Horner are also not starting...found out too late to take out Arredondo

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Bit of a crap day yesterday  40 decided to not tinkier and just go with what I've got but Brought in bodridge and Yates.

SS
Jrod
Uran
Navarro
Yates
Bodridge
Fuglsang
Chaves
Sarmiento

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Danielson also does not start

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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#VoltaCatalunya After 16km Plaza, De Gendt, Clement And Mederal have 20"

After 22km, gap is 18"

Doesn't look like this one is going to stay away, they're not giving it much room. I'd either expect this one to get pulled back or for more riders to bridge across.

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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Close - I literally tossed a coin this morning between De Gendt and De Greef. Stupid coin.

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

Made my ransfers last night(Bobridge,Anacona and Contador in for Ratto,LeMarchand and DeGendt) so was a bit peeved to see Betancur out.....worth the penalty to bring TJ in for him.

Contador
LuLu
Sammy
Uran
Anacona
Arredondo
Kessiakoff
Tejay
Bobridge

Bloody DeGendt in the break....worst fear he wins it!!

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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!st Cat 1
1 Clement
2 Plaza
3 Mederel
4 De Gendt

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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Abandoned
Lancaster

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
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#VoltaCatalunya After 16km Plaza, De Gendt, Clement And Mederal have 20"

After 22km, gap is 18"

Doesn't look like this one is going to stay away, they're not giving it much room. I'd either expect this one to get pulled back or for more riders to bridge across.

4'10" the gap now Dr  20

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enrique [2339 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Stupid coin.

 4 Good one!  1

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:
drheaton wrote:
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#VoltaCatalunya After 16km Plaza, De Gendt, Clement And Mederal have 20"

After 22km, gap is 18"

Doesn't look like this one is going to stay away, they're not giving it much room. I'd either expect this one to get pulled back or for more riders to bridge across.

4'10" the gap now Dr  20

I doubt you need to worry about De Gendt winning this one, gap is stuck at 4', the break isn't being given any leeway at all.

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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Cat 2
1 Clement
2 De Gendt
3 Mederel
4 Plaza
lead 3'35'' after 85km

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Under 60km to go, gap at around 4'

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprint 1
1 De Gendt
2 Clement
3 Mederel
That's a lot of fantasy points for De Gendt today

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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52km to go gap 2'55''

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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2nd Cat 1
1 Clement
2 Mederel
3 Plaza
4 De Gendt
5 Suitsou

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh wow, the weather is horrid, wont be seeing much today

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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Snow, sleet, fog
Helicopters aren't getting up today

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Snow?

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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Puzzled as to why my answer came before the question. Oh well

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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It's been happening on the forum's for a while, I think there's a problem with the time codes because different people post things in different orders. Quite often something will be posted with a future time or something posted after someone else will show up before.

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Philip Unwin [989 posts] 2 years ago
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Unless some of us have time machines
35km to go lead 55''

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

Unless some of us have time machines
35km to go lead 55''

If we did we'd be doing better at this game.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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no eurosport coverage today

i guess there is no other feeds working?

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