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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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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Swift, Matthews and Ratto in for me too. (Valverde, Gilbert and Fairly out). Normally I would bring in the KOM leader (Villella) after stage 1, but have decided against it this time, so really hoping he's not in the break.

Maybe they'll send Salerno up instead?  3

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jollygoodvelo [1422 posts] 2 years ago
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Swift and Matthews in for me. Already had Kwiato in, not taking any pens.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Decided not to go for Swift or Matthews and just go for GC/mountains points in this one, with the exception of Koldo and Polanc.

I did take a 30 point hit last night though.

First break, 2:20 up on the peloton...

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)

I wish!

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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The break is:
Gorka Izagirre
Jungels
Monfort
Malacarne
Bakelants
Dupont

and..erm... Tony Martin  103

I don't see that coming back. Jungels is highest in GC at 4.15 back. Saxo won't chase, Movistar and OPQ have someone in the break. Are Sky and OGE really going to try and kill themselves to chase down Tony?

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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Twybaydos wrote:

The break is:
Gorka Izagirre
Jungels
Monfort
Malacarne
Bakelants
Dupont

and..erm... Tony Martin  103

I don't see that coming back. Jungels is highest in GC at 4.15 back. Saxo won't chase, Movistar and OPQ have someone in the break. Are Sky and OGE really going to try and kill themselves to chase down Tony?

Oh dear! it is going to be a close call but I might be heading for a minus score lol!  31 31 31

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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Maybe BMC and OGE will do some work! here's hoping!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Jungels, Bakelandts and Tony Martin?! Yeah, that's sticking.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Gorka and Panzerwagon in purist  38

decent start from them yesterday too with 124pts

Standard not so great(only 44 yesterday)...just bought Vilella in for Ratto

Vilella
LuLu
Koldo
Valverde
Costa
Gerrans
Swift
Fedrigo
Chaves

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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If the break stays away I'll be laughing compared to most!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Betancur abandons

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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That pretty much screws my purist team.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Quote:

#itzulia After 50km G Izaguirre, Dupont, Jungels, Malacarne, T Martin, Bakelants and Monfort have 2'40" on peloton. Westra abandons

Either the break are keeping the gap low in order to deter the peloton from bringing them back in too early or this break might not last as long as we think.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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After 62km, gap is 2'15"

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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Going with the former -after 62km 2'15. the tweet was 14 minutes after the 50km tweet inferring a 50kph peloton speed

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Orica were really bigging themselves up for today, I think Impey has won stage 2 for the last 2 years so they are going for the hat-trick. So hopefully they'll convince a few others to chase...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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70km to go, gap still at 2'15"

I really don't think the gap is big enough to hold off the peloton but you never know where Tony Martin is concerned.

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 2 years ago
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Just gone live on eurosport - gap is 2.26 with 56k to go.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Betancur abandons

Where you getting that? Not heard it mentioned yet

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Its ok, I got it from AG2R twitter, just confirmed and removed him

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

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

Man, you're good (!)  1

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Happy days putting Valv in instead of Matthews

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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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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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Damn, these guys are fast (!)

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Gonna be a low scoring day

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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Speak for yourself...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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