Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 2

by drheaton   April 8, 2014  

Three changes for me today after a fairly solid start.

Betancur, Slagter and Salerno out, Swift, Matthews and Ratto in.

I assume everyone is banking on a sprint today?

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ray silvester wrote:
Betancur abandons

Where you getting that? Not heard it mentioned yet

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
8th April 2014 - 14:50

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Gkam84 wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Betancur abandons

Where you getting that? Not heard it mentioned yet

I got it from twitter, Peloton Watch mentioned it but no source.

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posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th April 2014 - 14:54

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Its ok, I got it from AG2R twitter, just confirmed and removed him

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
8th April 2014 - 14:55

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Gkam84 wrote:
Its ok, I got it from AG2R twitter, just confirmed and removed him
Man, you're good (!) Smile

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
8th April 2014 - 15:37

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Happy days putting Valv in instead of Matthews

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:15

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that was close for Swift on the line, must of held of Kwiatkowski by a cm at most

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posted by backflipbedlem [650 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:18

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Damn, these guys are fast (!)

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:22

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Gonna be a low scoring day

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:22

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Speak for yourself...

posted by northstar [1083 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:23

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Ratto was a poor transfer but glad I brought in Swifty and Matthews wasn't a total bust. Now, what do I do about tomorrow?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:24

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1 T. Martin
2 Swift
3 Kwiatkowski
4 Cunego
5 Martens
6 Valverde
7 Iglinskiy
8 Arashiro (‽)
9 Matthews
10 Nocentini
11. D Caruso
12 Chernetskiy
13 Poels
14 Nordhaug
15 Geschke
16 Contador
17 Samu Sanchez
18 Gesink
19 Gilbert
20 Cuddles

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:25

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Who have you got northstar?

I have 30 penalty points to consider, but should do ok ish

Jan Polanc (LAM)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
David Arroyo (CJR)
Matteo Montaguti (ALM)
Koldo Fernandez (GRS)
Davide Villella (CAD)
Jean-Christophe Peraud (ALM)

Tomorrow needs thinking about

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:26

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I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team.

Other than that, Contador in both and Valverde and Matthews in my standard.

posted by northstar [1083 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:29

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2,3,8,9 for me, minus 10 but could've been worse. Purist 3,6 plus 1,2,3 on GC. Optimistic for purist if those three stay up there and someone sneaks into a break...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:30

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just 1 & 3 for my purist, had jungels as well in break, but dont think he picked up any points!

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posted by backflipbedlem [650 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:31

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Ha Tom Peterson in my Purist for last man home

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:32

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northstar wrote:
I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team.

Other than that, Contador in both and Valverde and Matthews in my standard.


Could do quite well then

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posted by backflipbedlem [650 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:32

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2,6,9, & 16. I already had all of them. Might as well not have made any transfers for this one and saved them for tomorrow (or Thursday)

posted by simon F [978 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:36

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2,4,6,9,16,

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:42

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Not as bad as I anticipated, although I too would probably have been better off making no transfers, at least I put Swift in. It looks like the GC guys are going to go after every stage so unless the break can stay away again tomorrow which I doubt.........

2,6,9,16 for me plus some GC points but really regret taking Chernetski out for Ratto and paying a penalty to do it..... oooch!

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
8th April 2014 - 16:57

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Poor day, only 4,11,16 standard.

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posted by stumps [2674 posts]
8th April 2014 - 17:05

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northstar wrote:
I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team...

Nice. Good job. Really nice. It's nice to see you. Really.

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
8th April 2014 - 17:14

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2,5,6,9 for me with penalties

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
8th April 2014 - 17:22

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So the top scores today didn't have Tony Martin

The winner of a dhB buff today is Wildcard with 156

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
8th April 2014 - 17:43

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enrique wrote:
northstar wrote:
I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team...

Nice. Good job. Really nice. It's nice to see you. Really.

Enrique, sarcasm does not suit you but i like your attempt Big Grin

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8th April 2014 - 17:43

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posted by northstar [1083 posts]
8th April 2014 - 17:52

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Heh heh Big Grin Nice. Big Grin

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.. I like your attempt Big Grin

Just wanted to 'Welcome him' back Big Grin He hadn't said anything in so long, I just couldn't resist acknowledging he's back. I just can't ignore him! Big Grin He livens this place up. Smile I missed him.

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
8th April 2014 - 18:00

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Do I understand correctly that riders are not receiving their 1-5 points for their end-of-day standing in the actual points classification?

EDIT: I see this now stated in previous stage thread.

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posted by Dux89 [82 posts]
8th April 2014 - 18:25

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northstar wrote:
I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team...

enrique wrote:
Good job.

And it was (!) a nice score! Smile

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
8th April 2014 - 18:34

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Thanks enrique : ), i didn't expect to be so high, definitely the highest i've come on one stage.

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8th April 2014 - 19:02

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