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My team for today...and 4 transfers remaining for the ITT tomorrow.

Mikel Landa (AST)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
Damiano Cunego (LAM)
Daan Olivier (GSH)
Jesper Hansen (TSB)
Davide Villella (CAD)
Jean-Christophe Peraud (ALM)

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 2 years ago
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Could be anything today, thought it was too unpredictable to make loads of transfers so just brought in Luis Leon for Nieve. He could go in the break, which could stay away, but if he doesn't he might also be good from a reduced bunch in the final. Or Matthews and Swift could get over the climbs - but I think there will be too many attacks from the GC boys for that...

Valverde
Kwiat
Contador
Landa
LL Sanchez
Arashiro
Veikkanen
Salerno
Hivert

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Hopefully fullhouse today!  45

Valverde
Contador
Nieve
Trofimov
Peraud
Cunego
Landa
Villella
Montaguti

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Very similar team to everyone else, one change for me, Arroyo out, Landa in.

Valverde
Kwiatowski
Contador
Peraud
Cunego
Villella
Landa
Fedrigo
Durasek

Four transfers for tomorrow. Not sure how I'll use them though.

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pcsplace [20 posts] 2 years ago
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I just couldn't predict today so thought I would save transfers for the TT tomorrow which should be a little easier on the brain!  102

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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13 escapees

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim wrote:

13 escapees

names please..... you cant give us info like that then not tell us who  3

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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Plaza, Oliveira, Albasini, Zandio, Jungels, Koldo Fernández de Larrea, Iglinskiy, Mollema, Sicard, Malacarne, Wellens, Serry, Olivier, Barguil, Fraile, León Sánchez.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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It was a strong break, Rui Costa was in there but it got pulled back, a new break is up the road:

#itzulia Leaders: 1/2Plaza Oliveira, Albasini, Zandio, Jungels, K Fernandez, Iglinskiy, Mollema, Sicard, Malacarne, Wellens, Serry, Olivier, Barguil

#itzulia Leaders: 2/2 Fraile, LL Sanchez. After 54km gap is 55"

Very large and strong break, I reckon that stays out all day unless one team, Movistar maybe, keep it on a short leash and try and set up the win for Valerde.

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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Zona Matxin
‏@ZONAMATXIN
#Itzulia hay fuga: Intxausti, I. Izagirre, Rui, Albasini, Moinard, Edmondson, K Fernández, Brutt, Gautier, Wellens, Serry, Txurruka, Piedra

But TS brought that breakaway back is now only jungels at the front.

edit: I'm guessing the breakaway above is the latest / current but will leave this here for reference anyhow.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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nice work peeps  103

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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New break -

Barguil
Albasini
Gilbert
Mollema
Lulu
Jungels
Serry
Iglinskiy
Koldo Fernandez
Malacarne
Wellens
Zandio
Fraile
Oliveira
Plaza
Daan Olivier  14

If I'd have known we were giving 4 points per day to Daan Olivier as an under 21 by the time I'd made my transfers, I'd have had him in my team today.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Contador has got to go for it today with the ITT tomorrow. Kwia is still in with a good shout of the overall as is Valverde

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Last 10km or so, all back together, Tinkoff leading the peloton.

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 2 years ago
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Wowsa. Chapeau Mr Swift. Great stuff!

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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Great effort by Ben Swift! Awesome form!

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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Apparently Voss was second!

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 2 years ago
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Yeah, their graphics showed Roche first, same as yesterday. Don't know what's going on there. They also showed Hivert in seventh, which is good for both my teams, but I don't trust the graphics so I'm not counting my chickens yet!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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1 - Swift
2 - Valverde
3 - Kwiatowski
4 - Slager
5 - Cunego
6 - Gautier
7 - Hivert
8 - Peraud
9 - Contador
10 - Evans
11 - Jeannesson
12 - Pinot
13 - Monfort
14 - Trofimov
15 - Van Garderen
16 - Yates (S)
17 - Poels
18 - Spilak
19 - Sanchez (S)
20 - Kiserlovski

So that's 2,3,5,8,9 for me (and pretty much everyone else).

Congrat to anyone who actually picked Swift for today, very impressive to win from riders like Valverde. Swift could well turn into a great rider if Sky give him the chance.

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,3,7,9,15 (across both teams), nearly took hivert out, glad i didn't now.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 2 years ago
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Same as Drheaton 2,3,5,8,9 for me too

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....was there no attacks on the last two climbs?  13

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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There were a few attacks, Weening attacked a couple of times and Valverde and Contador attacked together too.

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fukawitribe [1823 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....

He's a pretty decent climber and he tried really hard maybe ?

chiv30 wrote:

was there no attacks on the last two climbs?  13

There were a couple.

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Dux89 [194 posts] 2 years ago
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Swift looks like a great bet to challenge for wins on intermediate stages in Grand Tours (the Sagan style stages) if he can win days like today. Awesome stuff.

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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Scores coming in, still waiting on youth results, they will be put in later

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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The winner today is

1 Ferguson Videostars NFLUKMOD72 183

Their score will go up a point or two when the youth stats come in

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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fukawitribe wrote:
chiv30 wrote:

Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....

He's a pretty decent climber and he tried really hard maybe ?

chiv30 wrote:

was there no attacks on the last two climbs?  13

There were a couple.

He isn't that good a climber that he can live in that company if they were properly attacking hence the second question about attacks ....

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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From what I saw, the attacks were not enough to shake some guys, Swift went out the back and used his descending skills to get back into the group. From there is was simple, he was the only sprinter there.

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Stumps [3354 posts] 2 years ago
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Happy enough with 145. Even happier Swift won, well done matey  41

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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I dont even see you in the scores Stumps, do you play under another name?

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