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

laurenstendam ‏@laurenstendam 1m
Cancelled first half of tomorrows stage Will be short and intense in stead of long and exhausting..

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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That's my transfers ruined then lol

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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Ooh, the smell of penalty points...

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tony kappler [97 posts] 2 years ago
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Does anyone ever get eliminated exceeding the cut off time in Prologues? (I know they do in team time trials). In particular, will TJ start stage 1.
Sadly, TJ probably earned more points falling off than staying upright. Will the peloton let TJ get in the breakaway, seeing he is so far down?
Cheers

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Due to no big climb.....I've had to take 30 pen points  31

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Stage 1 is just a short 90km

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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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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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Kittel, Hofland and Gatto in for me to replace Izaguirre, Dennis and Zoidl.

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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sprint heavy pour moi!

Kittle
Nizzolo
Mezgec
Kwiatkowski
Hofland
Ferrari
Mohoric
Xu
Guillemois

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Victory for Albasini!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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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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benji p [54 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

... he's in both my teams!...

I hate you...

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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This is like Tirreno Adriatico all over again

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Here we go:

I love this site!  1

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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About to do the scores....

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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Todays winner is

1 redskyranger 118

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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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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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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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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simon F [1003 posts] 2 years ago
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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  2 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.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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Updated them again, it has worked this time, you are joined 1st

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh dear

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Stumps [3415 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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