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So Looks like today could be an exciting opener  38 plenty of big names to spice up the stage  105

Standard

Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Rui Faria Da Costa (LAM)
Michael Matthews (OGE)
Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
David Arroyo (CJR)
Ben Swift (SKY)
Daan Olivier (GSH)
Maxime Mederel (EUC)
Fredrik Kessiakoff (AST)

Purist

Bauke Mollema (BLK)
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
Samuel Sanchez (BMC)
Ben Swift (SKY)
Luis Leon Sanchez (CJR)
Johan Esteban Chaves (OGE)
Cristiano Salerno (CAD)
Maxime Mederel (EUC)

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard looks weird as I wanted the 4 big guys, leaving very few credits for the other 5. Will need some luck with the breakaway...

Gilbert
Kwiatowski
Gerrans
Valverde
Hivert
Arashiro
Fairly
Salerno
Veikkanen

Purist again was based on three top GC guys plus Txurruka as a random hope for a tilt at the KOM...

Valverde
Kwiatkoski
Contador
Txurruka
Landa
Arroyo
Salerno
Hivert
Van Der Sande

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard (Purist):

Valverde
Contador
Betancur
Slagter (Van Garderen)
Peraud
Durasek (Chaves)
Fedrigo
Salerno (Hansen)
Arroyo

Teams ended up being put together an hour before the deadline so not really sure how well I'll do  39

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Twybaydos [447 posts] 2 years ago
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Purist - hoping for some sprints stages 2+3 plus some breakaways
Valverde
Contador
Peraud
Matthews
Swift
Txurruka
Landa
Arroyo
Chaves

Standard - all bets on the Slag
Valverde, Contador, Peraud, Slagter, Arroyo, A. Yates, Cunego, Txurruka, Landa

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 2 years ago
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Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
David Arroyo (CJR)
Adam Yates (OGE)
Koldo Fernandez (GRS)
Kenny Elissonde (FDJ)
Peter Kennaugh (SKY)

Couldn't resist some in-form riders, hoping that Kwia returns to winning ways. Wanted Valverde too but just couldn't afford everyone.

Decided to take a punt on Kennaugh as he is Sky leader for this race, and cheap.

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AWPeleton [3266 posts] 2 years ago
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Couldnt resist not putting him in, Voigt for the breaks !

Daniele Ratto
Jens Voigt
Damiano Caruso
Alberto Contador
Maxime Mederel
David Arroyo
Michael Morkov
Tejay Van Garderen
Stef Clement

Purist.
Stef Clement
Tejay Van Garderen
Tom Jelte Slagter
Daniele Ratto
Maxime Mederel
Amets Txurruka
Alberto Contador
Warren Barguil
Kristijan Durasek

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 2 years ago
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STANDARD...

VALVERDE
CONTADOR
SLAGTER
PERAUD
LULU SANCHEZ
ARROYO
SCHLECK. F
FAIRLY
CUNEGO

PURIST

VALVERDE
CONTADOR
SPILAK
PERAUD
LULU SANCHEZ
KISERLOWSKI
ARROYO
SCHLECK.F
FAIRLY

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 2 years ago
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Fairly good

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard

LuLu
Fernandez
Valverde
Gerrans
Swift
Costa
Ratto
Fedrigo
Chaves

Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the leaders?

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 2 years ago
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Purist

Sebastian Henao
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Luis Leon Sanchez
Simon Spilak
Pieter Weening
Thomas Danielson
Samuel Sanchez
Damiano Cunego
Amets Txurruka

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the leaders?

I toyed with it but the problem is exactly as you mention ....I can't see him being close enough to the leaders who will be climbers and most can put a decent TT together on a hilly one which this is ....still be good to keep an eye on him

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 2 years ago
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Ferrari, Motanguti and Sicard in the break.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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#PaisVasco 4 leaders after 10 km: Montaguti, Sicard, Villella and F Ferrari

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Dux89 [194 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard

Alejandro Valverde
Michal Kwiatkowski
Alberto Contador
Tom-Jelte Slagter
Adam Yates
Fredrik Kessiakoff
David Arroyo
Kristijan Durasek
Jesper Hansen

Purist

Alejandro Valverde
Michal Kwiatkowski
Alberto Contador
Jean-Christophe Peraud
Amets Txurruka
Fredrik Kessiakoff
David Arroyo
Jesper Hansen
Kristijan Durasek

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 2 years ago
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Boo - no-one in the break - Villella was the only one I even vaguely considered.

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Standard

LuLu
Fernandez
Valverde
Gerrans
Swift
Costa
Ratto
Fedrigo
Chaves

Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the
leaders?

I think the pole can beat him in the TT TBH and may not be the only one.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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#itzulia Montaguti, F Ferrari, Villella and Sicard have a 1.30 advantage over Vanendert and a 4.30 advantage over the peloton after 32 km.

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard (purist)
TJVG
Valverde
Slagter
Bertie
Yatesie A
Arroyo
Kennaugh
Chernetschkiiii (Fedrigo)
Fairly (Landa)

Took Villela out last night  2
Had Bling in both teams and took him out at the last minute too, wondering if that is going to come back and bite me in the bum big time...

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

Standard

LuLu
Fernandez
Valverde
Gerrans
Swift
Costa
Ratto
Fedrigo
Chaves

Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the
leaders?

I think the pole can beat him in the TT TBH and may not be the only one.

Not if there's anything on it.......I think Malori's beaten Tony this season but not many others over a proper distance.....I'd have picked Kwia over Valverde and possibly Tejay over Rui if there were youth points awarded though.

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Standard

LuLu
Fernandez
Valverde
Gerrans
Swift
Costa
Ratto
Fedrigo
Chaves

Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the
leaders?

I think the pole can beat him in the TT TBH and may not be the only one.

Not if there's anything on it.......I think Malori's beaten Tony this season but not many others over a proper distance.....I'd have picked Kwia over Valverde and possibly Tejay over Rui if there were youth points awarded though.

Two 3rds and a 4th this season for Tony in ITT's, now they were shorter distances and he may be just starting to run into form but hardly convincing when you consider he won the T.A. ITT over 9 kilometers last year.

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 2 years ago
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Its a hilly TT, Tony in top form could handle it, but Tony in current form...?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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#itzulia After 62km Ferrari, Montaguti, Sicard and Villela have 4'15"

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Booo!!!  14

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 2 years ago
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Oops, misread the profile, I thought that last climb was a lot shorter than that!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh dear 2 & 13 for me  31

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,6,13 for me. What the hell is Arashiro doing up there? Didn't he used to be a 'sprinter'?

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 2 years ago
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I can feel a few transfers coming on tonight

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 2 years ago
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Purist 1,2,3,10 - Standard 2,3,12

Went for Gerrans and Gilbert as I thought that last climb was only 1km long - careless!

Definitely looks like a couple of penalties tomorrow...

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leortp [66 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,3,6

Have peraud (28/1) and kwia (8/1) each way for the overall.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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1 - Contador
2 - Valverde
3 - Kwiatowski
4 - Trofimov
5 - Cunego
6 - Peraud
7 - Nieve
8 - Evans
9 - Kreuziger
10 - Landa
11 - Pinot
12 - Arashiro (?)
13 - Slagter
14 - Poels
15 - Sanchez (S)
16 - Gesink
17 - Van den Broeck
18 - Van Garderen
19 - Yates (S)
20 - Gadret

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Gizmo_ [1381 posts] 2 years ago
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Knew I should have picked Nieve. Expensive though.

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