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This is the only race of the cycling world that I DON'T like. Team tactics count for next to nothing here (as far as the win is concerned, that is, not bottles, protection and the like)... and the only thing that matters is the final kilometer, where all we see is some sort of arm wrestling to see who's the strongest... I'm just curious to see if someone agrees with me on this... And maybe somebody could explain to me why, despite this, I watch it every year...

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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Its a long race with some big climbs, so the teams do alot of work, but to get a few from your team to the end is VERY hard at Fleche, so a lead out would be impossible.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Got 1,4,5,6,7,8 in the women's (purist wad dreadful, though). Two 3.0 picks in there as well! Yet to see 11-20.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 2 years ago
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Arrgghh didn't quite get this one right!

Just 1,3,6,9,10,11
Purist 1,3,4,6,10,11

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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Just waiting for last man home for scores.

1 Alejandro Valverde
2 Daniel Martin
3 Michal Kwiatkowski
4 Bauke Mollema
5 Tom Jelte Slagter
6 Jelle Vanendert
7 Michael Albasini
8 Roman Kreuziger
9 Daniel Moreno
10 Philippe Gilbert
11 Julian David Arredondo
12 Wout Poels
13 Paul Martens
14 Vincenzo Nibali
15 Mathias Frank
16 Simon Clarke
17 Diego Ulissi
18 Rudy Molard
19 Jakob Fuglsang
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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1,5,6,9,10,11,17
3,4,9,10,11,17

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 2 years ago
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Bah - originally took out Mollema for Moreno for the credits, but when a couple of my other riders pulled out I didn't notice I could have afforded to bring Mollema back in. So 1,3,6,9,10,11,12 is about 10 points shy of what I thought I had. Solid but unspectacular as usual!

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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Two winners today

1 Team E11a E11a 179
1= Team Happy chainpress 179

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 2 years ago
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Did you pick a Sky rider?

2/6 finished, with Lopez in 126/145 and Pate 135/145

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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1,3,5,6,9,11,19 std

1,2,3,9,11,19 purist

Ok I guess