Tour De Romandie Stage 1

by Gkam84   April 29, 2014  

Just a heads up, the first half of tomorrows stage has been cancelled because of the weather.

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Cancelled first half of tomorrows stage Will be short and intense in stead of long and exhausting..

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Due to no big climb.....I've had to take 30 pen points Sick

posted by chiv30 [878 posts]
30th April 2014 - 5:27

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Gkam84 wrote:
I wouldn't bother with penalties, its still going to be a tough stage. Most likely come down to a sprint now with the huge climb in the middle out.

As for TJV, he can go and do what he wants now, I think he'll have free rein, but it all depends on who goes with him in a break. If it is a bunch of no hopers, he'll be let go.

I think Nerz might be BMC number 1 now

Lets hope TJV chases a KOM Jersey and Stage win as consolation. He needs to be aggressive to get some hard KM's in...IMO.
P.S. Not this stage of course.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:28

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Stage 1 is just a short 90km

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:35

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Gkam84 wrote:

I think Nerz might be BMC number 1 now

I would have thought they would throw support behind one of the Swiss boys, Kohler or Wyss.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:40

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Still don't really know what to expect today, will it be a sprint, or will the shortened stage lead to an increased pace on the climb and see a few sprinters dropped? Expecting the former, but didn't see the logic in taking pens so just a couple of changes...

Kwiatkowski
Dennis
Sergent
Kittel
Nizzolo
Albasini
Kern
Hivert
Gaudin

Nearly brought in Kenny Dehaes for Sergent but erred on the side of caution...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:23

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After a poor start yesterday made few changes brought in Costa and Mezgec!

Hoping for a reduced sprint for the AR's/punchiers

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:36

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Kittel, Hofland and Gatto in for me to replace Izaguirre, Dennis and Zoidl.

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:43

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sprint heavy pour moi!

Kittle
Nizzolo
Mezgec
Kwiatkowski
Hofland
Ferrari
Mohoric
Xu
Guillemois

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posted by backflipbedlem [816 posts]
30th April 2014 - 10:59

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Sold Bobridge and Tuft.
Really wanted to get Mezgec as he is in great form, but didnt have 3.0 left. So i split and went 2 mid chances in Juan Jose Lobato and Danny Van Poppel.

Good Luck all.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:59

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Victory for Albasini!

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:30

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#TdR2014
1. Albasini
2. Herrada
3. Navardauskas
4. M Iglinsky
5. Talansky
6. Brandle
7. Costa
8. Hivert
9. Thurau
10. Voeckler

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:34

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Albasini takes it from a very reduced bunch - oh and he's in both my teams!
Herrada, Navardauskas, Iglinsky close behind...
1,8,12 for both teams shouldn't be too bad as it was quite a random top 10, although a lot of people seemed to have Navardauskas yesterday, good shout there.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:35

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chrisdstripes wrote:
... he's in both my teams!...

I hate you...

posted by benji p [54 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:43

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This is like Tirreno Adriatico all over again

posted by Twybaydos [358 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:47

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Here we go:

I love this site! Smile

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Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
30th April 2014 - 16:09

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About to do the scores....

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posted by Gkam84 [8959 posts]
30th April 2014 - 16:41

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Todays winner is

1 redskyranger 118

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posted by Gkam84 [8959 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:03

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8th on stage after 2nd yesterday so might well be leading, can't tell at the moment as the overall scores don't seem to include yesterday's results. Enjoying this week tho, hitting form in time for the giro!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:21

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chrisdstripes wrote:
8th on stage after 2nd yesterday so might well be leading, can't tell at the moment as the overall scores don't seem to include yesterday's results. Enjoying this week tho, hitting form in time for the giro!

Try not to peak too soon! No danger in that for me- more like I'm having my Andy Schleck period...

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:38

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chrisdstripes wrote:
as the overall scores don't seem to include yesterday's results. Enjoying this week tho, hitting form in time for the giro!

Yeah, I'd just noticed that - bit weird. Anyone poked Dave about it?

Can't say I'm enjoying this week - doing shite Sad Still, I had a decent few weeks in the Catalunya, Vasco and Trentino as far as FSUCI points go, so I suppose I shouldn't complain.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:42

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johnny2names wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
8th on stage after 2nd yesterday so might well be leading, can't tell at the moment as the overall scores don't seem to include yesterday's results. Enjoying this week tho, hitting form in time for the giro!

Try not to peak too soon! No danger in that for me- more like I'm having my Andy Schleck period...


I've been playing fantasy football, at altitude, since I was a kid. So just waiting for a Henao-esque investigation...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:55

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Updated them again, it has worked this time, you are joined 1st

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posted by Gkam84 [8959 posts]
30th April 2014 - 18:11

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Oh dear

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
30th April 2014 - 20:06

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The only good thing to come out of today for me was a 5 point bonus for Hepburn in the 3.0 comp.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2810 posts]
30th April 2014 - 23:45

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6th on the stage, will take that...although should have gone with my gut and gone Herrada not Gautier, but hey ho

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
1st May 2014 - 0:27

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OMG, I can't wait for the Giro' to start.LOL
I am living a nightmare.
Orica success brings joy tho and so Happy for Alba he is such a loyal and reliable team member, tries so hard all the time , well deserved.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
1st May 2014 - 5:09

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Excuse my ignorance players.
Are the green PMU markers on profile map the PIONTS jersey markers?
Hard to tell from yesterdays HALF stage.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
1st May 2014 - 5:49

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VVV73 wrote:
Excuse my ignorance players.
Are the green PMU markers on profile map the PIONTS jersey markers?
Hard to tell from yesterdays HALF stage.

I think so yes. There was deinitely a sprint point in the last 10km or so yesterday that Nibali went through.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
1st May 2014 - 7:04

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chrisdstripes wrote:
VVV73 wrote:
Excuse my ignorance players.
Are the green PMU markers on profile map the PIONTS jersey markers?
Hard to tell from yesterdays HALF stage.

I think so yes. There was deinitely a sprint point in the last 10km or so yesterday that Nibali went through.

Thank you Chris for your time and effort.
Its's a tough day again and if I sell the 2 riders I want to sell, Hepburn and DVP(who i feel may be in a break today) I still can't afford to get NIZZ, who looks suited here if bunch finish.
So I will think I will just sell Hepburn and try to get a break rider chasing pionts.Saving a extra trade for MTN tomorrow.
I am also sure there will be a rather STRONG break today that may go th distance, with riders such as Visconti,Morton,Pauwels, NORDHAUG in there. I will now be hoping Gaudin, DVP go along for the ride, not sure how much protection he can offer Ziodl.lol

P.S.
I notice your Pidgeons are flying very close to the sun.lol
Great effort, love ya work and with TJ to go on attack later in MTNS and bring home TT, you gunna give it a good shake. Good luck

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
1st May 2014 - 8:35

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STAGE 2:
Like I said above I proceeded to make just the one change Hepburn > Boris Vallee, he is = top with Nibali on 6pts for PTS jersey. Has lost 8mins so can ride break. Also for back-up if he came 7th behind Nizzolo and Ferrari in similar stage earlier in year, in case he doesnt make break.

MARTIN
DENNIS
PERAUD
NAVARDASKUS
I.IZAGUIRRE
LOBATO
DVP
VALLEE
GAUDIN

Good Luck All

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
1st May 2014 - 12:35

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