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Leezer
Bolivar
Planet
Hart

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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My Standard team

Cav
Degenkolb
Anderson
Hanson
Rodriguez
Goss
Young
Rowe
JJ Haedo

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Yes, Tao!

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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My standard team

Moreno Hofland (BLK)
Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
John Degenkolb (GSH)
Thomas Zirbel (OPM)
Matthew Harley Goss (OGE)
Ryan Anderson (OPM)
John Murphy (UHC)
Jesse Sergent (TFR)
Juan Jose Haedo (JHB)

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Gone for:

Cav
Degenkolb
Goss
Hofland
Phinney
Haedo
Gaimon
Jaramillo
Sergent

Toyed with putting Hart in, wish I had now! Good on the lad though. Jaramillo's my 3.0 man for the long haul.

Spoilt for choice at the 3.0 end; was tempted to run a 3.0 only purist but bottled it.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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4:05

6 now in the break
Leezer
Bolivar
Planet
Hart
Routley
Cooke

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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The wind is blowing! 15 riders have a lead of about 45 secs, great chance of staying away. Cav, Hofland, Goss, Boonen, Wiggins, Phinney, GVA all there...

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Cav, Hofland, Goss, Boonen, Wiggins, Phinney, GVA all there...

Wow! Bad for my team, great for the race!  3

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Ah its OK, they gave a bit of a dodgy time-check I think. All back together now, 20km to go...

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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But now Phinney and Boonen have gone again! Very confusing!

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Commentator keeps describing it as an "L-shaped circuit" - how does that work then?

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Flat-out finish - Cav sneaked in ahead of Degenkolb by a nose. Hofland, Sagan, DvP.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Merrrr foolishly transfered hofland out before the deadline  102

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,3,8,10,18 for me

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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Will take that 1,2,3,9,11,13

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,7,8,13,18

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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And 5 transfers made. Bah!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Commentator keeps describing it as an "L-shaped circuit" - how does that work then?

Chris this should answer your question....

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Sadly I too took Hofland out late, was worried as he has been in great form this year.
Tho his team mate I had LEEZER  1
Phinney finished about where I expected , he is developing into a very tidy all rounder. A little disappointed in Zak Dempster 17th, I know he is faster then that.

Good day for Aussies tomorrow;)
I been waiting for this one bloke all year  1

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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I GIVE UP!

This Wig_Billy is a #$@!&$% Freak.

Rider name

Team

Score

Moreno Hofland AR Belkin Pro Cycling 35
Mark Cavendish PC Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 50
John Degenkolb PC Team Giant - Shimano 43
Matthew Harley Goss PC Orica Greenedge 16
Ken Hanson DS UnitedHealthcare 8
Eric Young DS Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 19
Danny Van Poppel PC Trek Factory Racing 29
Juan Jose Haedo DS Jamis – Hagens Berman 3
Nicolai Brochner DS Bissell Pro Cycling 13
Penalty points 0

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NeilG83 [299 posts] 2 years ago
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VVV73 wrote:

I GIVE UP!

This Wig_Billy is a #$@!&$% Freak.

Rider name

Team

Score

Moreno Hofland AR Belkin Pro Cycling 35
Mark Cavendish PC Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 50
John Degenkolb PC Team Giant - Shimano 43
Matthew Harley Goss PC Orica Greenedge 16
Ken Hanson DS UnitedHealthcare 8
Eric Young DS Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 19
Danny Van Poppel PC Trek Factory Racing 29
Juan Jose Haedo DS Jamis – Hagens Berman 3
Nicolai Brochner DS Bissell Pro Cycling 13
Penalty points 0

Wig_Billy does get some unbelievably good scores, but in this case he was helped by picking Van Poppel, who wasn't included in Road.cc start list. To do well in the game some extra research is needed but it should be expected that the start list is right. I think a lot of players would have picked Van Poppel and got close to or beaten Wig_Billy's score.

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giobox [356 posts] 2 years ago
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Anyone else follow the race using the Amgen ToC official app? Very impressive stuff, with realtime video, GPS tracking of rider locations etc. Really makes it easy to follow the race, I wish the Giro/TdF/Vuelta would adopt something similar. Best race coverage I've seen.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Wig_Billy does get some unbelievably good scores, but in this case he was helped by picking Van Poppel, who wasn't included in Road.cc start list. To do well in the game some extra research is needed but it should be expected that the start list is right. I think a lot of players would have picked Van Poppel and got close to or beaten Wig_Billy's score.[/quote]

Yeah I was aware of the DVP situation.
I watch just about every telecasted stage of the year. Still trying to adapt my knowledge to fantasy play. Finding right balance etc.
I was just very impressed the way he found all the budget team sprinters etc. I knew a few, but I am targeting TT and GC riders. Paris-Nice seems to be my race, 2 in Purist this year 4th in standard last year lol.

There are a few great players on here I have been watching for quite awhile. TERA, RAY, CYGRYAN, WIGGY, DR H , JOEL, first few that come to mind...Sorry if I missed anyone.
Enjoying the cycling banter, me and mate Rangaedge are huge cycling fans(hard to find in QLD Australia).
I hope to in the future, take 12 months off and travel the UCI world circuit and maybe do some fundraising on journey for cancer. Already got a few friends place around world teed up and other mate sponsors aussie female rider Carly Taylor(hence she is always in my fant team.lol)
anyway WELL DONE WIGGY A.K.A. "THE FREAK"

P.s.
I would love to be apprentice to one of the above players and chat online and share some knowledge. I have great knowledge of Aussie Neo Pro riders coming thru. One Tonight, and another real good one in later half of year.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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The lack of DVP was my fault as I must have unchecked the box (easily done), however at any point during this week once the game had been opened any player could have flagged it up and I could have fixed in 2 seconds, as he has been on every startlist, and it was a genuine error I hadn't spotted, and was only pointed out once it was too late for others, so I can only apologise.

But equally as has been said in the past don't always trust what we have, go from your own startlists as a rider can always be added afterwards to be scored, but you guys can't change teams once it has started.

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Shouldn't Tao Geoghegan-Hart have 29 points?

2nd in 2 sprints - 8
4th on the mountain - 2
4th on overall - 7
1st young rider - 5
1st sprint jersey - 5
4th KoM jersey - 2

or am I missing something?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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You are correct Simon, I've just totted up his scores. I shall go and make up a score sheet unless TER is about?

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

You are correct Simon, I've just totted up his scores. I shall go and make up a score sheet unless TER is about?

Cheers - I can't afford to lose any more points, having had 10 pts taken away in the Giro escape/combativity mixup  1
There's no rush though - it can wait until TER can sort it out rather than you have to redo them all.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Having looked at it closely while doing a sheet up. It would seem there is a mistake on the Tour of Cali website that would make it look like he holds the sprints jersey, which is not the case. If it is scored purely on sprints, he would only be second.

Both the young riders and sprints jerseys have been put in on the Cali site the same

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Here is the best young rider, which is correct

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/competition/standings-results/2014-...

Here is the sprints, which is incorrect

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/competition/standings-results/2014-...

If the sprints jersey is based on intermediates and not including finish line, it would look like this

Tom Leezer
Tao Geoghegan-Hart
Gregory Daniel
Kiel Reijnen
Will Routley

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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The UCI don't have a sprints jersey, just a points. Which looks like this

1 Mark CAVENDISH GBR OPQ 29 15
2 John DEGENKOLB GER GIA 25 12
3 Thomas LEEZER NED BEL 29 10
4 Moreno HOFLAND NED BEL 23 10
5 Peter SAGAN SVK CAN 24 7

So I've asked that the Cali site be updated and will await that before changing any scores  3

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