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So teams picked and i've got 4 cheapos and couldn't resist picking this 3.0 rider - Nicola Testi  21

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Where is the "in Flanders Fields" coming from, apart from that abomination of PCS  40 102

Here is the official guide....don't go changing the name http://gw.pro.p.assets.flandersclassics.be/files/1062/original/FC13_GW%2...

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Maybe from http://www.gent-wevelgem.be/en/elite-men/history/in-flanders-fields ...

Quote:

The race follows a unique route through the area that was the setting of the First World War 100 years ago. This is why the subtitle ‘In Flanders Fields’ is now added to the classic’s name.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh fair does. PCS where the only site I saw with that and I have an affliction with making money from other peoples hard work....

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Has the clocks going forward thrown out the transfer deadlines? eg this one says deadline is 11:25 UK time, but the race starts at 11:25 Belgian time. Just didn't want people to be able to make transfers once the race has started. Might be wrong, I'm not great on time differences, its all a bit confusing for me...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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UK clocks went forward overnight so not sure

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Because right now we know the breakaway BEFORE the deadline!!

Incidentally.....

This year's race is officially called Gent-Wevelgem, in Flanders Fields because the race follows a unique route through the area that was the setting of the First World War 100 years ago.
The race organiser Flanders Classics says it "wants to contribute to a fitting commemoration of the Great War and keep the memory of the conflict alive with future generations. As a tribute to the heroes and 600,000 people who fell in the Westhoek region."

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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The five in the break are
Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo),
Sebastian Lander (BMC)
Marcel Aregger (IAM Cycling),
Jacobus Venter (MTN-Qhubeka)
Frederik Veuchelen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).

35km
10'30"

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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My teams are (Purist)

Sagan (GVA)
Kristoff (Griepel)
Cancellara
Boonen
Degenkolb
Leezer (Gatto)
Testi  3 (Vanmarcke)
Vanlandschoot
Van Asbroeck

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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I had some fun with my teams - quite a few differences, whereas normally I keep std and purist very similar. So very unlikely that both will do well. Was tempted to check the break and make a late change, but decided that wasn't really cricket.

Std
Sagan
Degenkolb
Greipel
Demare
Coquard
Parrinello
Van Asbroeck
Van Baarle
Gruzdev

Purist (experimental to say the least)
Sagan
Degenkolb
Bozic
Boonen
Keukeleire
Drucker
Vanmarcke
Vanspeybrouck
Van Asbroeck

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Peter Sagan
Marcel Aregger
Geraint Thomas
John Degenkolb
Sebastian Lander
Manuele Boaro
Luca Paolini
Frederik Veuchelen
Jaco Venter

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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After 89km gap back to 9'08"

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

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Peter Sagan
Marcel Aregger
Geraint Thomas
John Degenkolb
Sebastian Lander
Manuele Boaro
Luca Paolini
Frederik Veuchelen
Jaco Venter

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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50 for Gkam!!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Housewives favourite Johnny Hoogerland just added a few more after this pic methinks?

pic.twitter.com/Xe7kUSkF5o

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

50 for Gkam!!

Yes i think a stewards inquiry is needed?  14 39

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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BOOOOOOOOOO!!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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The five breakaway riders are on the Baneberg but their lead is fading. It is now 5:00

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chokofingrz [407 posts] 2 years ago
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What's happened, is someone doing a Horner?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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DNF LAMPAERT Yves
DNS TUFT Svein

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Stannard's in a ditch  103

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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60km remaining from 233km

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) has been taken to hospital for a check-up after crashing in the ditch at speed after what looked like a touch of wheels.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Griepel Thomas Farrar and Bennett down and out 8km to go

3 up the road with 30 seconds

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Degenkolb
Demare
Sagan
Vanmarcke?
Boonen?
Kristoff?
Roelandts

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Degenkolb takes it two crashes i'n the last 50 ish meters  13

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Degenkolb wins Demare 2nd

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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1 Degenkolb 2 Demare & 3 Sagan

So with 50 for the break and 1,3 I'm looking good  19

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 2 years ago
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My purist team finally did better than my standard.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Crap, I swapped in Thomas for Boonen

1 Degenkolb 2 Demare 3 Sagan 4 Vanmarcke 5 Boonen 6 Van Asbroeck 7 Tsatevitch 8 Hutarovich 9 Hushovd 10 Roelandts

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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1,3,5,6 so far for me

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

1 Degenkolb 2 Demare 3 Sagan

So with 50 for the break and 1,3 I'm looking good  19

A few of us will want a stewards enquiry with you and ur break men I think  39 45

Anyway 1,3,5,6 purist for me

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