Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )

by petiagos   May 12, 2014  

Hello everyone,

Dave,

If i don't use the 4 transfers in stage 4 (Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari) ... in stage 5 i would have 6 transfers?

Best regards

Pedro

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As if the next 2 days' stages aren't complicated enough already!

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:10

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allezrider wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Damn you Kittel - couldn't you have announced that 30 minutes earlier?!

"So, the Giro got me earlier then I thought. Absolutely disappointed that I have to leave this beautiful race today because of a fever. :'((("

Fairer for everybody that it was announced after the deadline - those of us not permanently hooked up to cycling news feeds not being disadvantaged, though I did check that the transfer window wasn't open when I saw the news Wink

So did I. There is a cycling news app though if you have some kind of Internet access. Might be using it more now!

First stage in Italy, first chaos! Plus ca change! Or the Italian version.

New tarmac the problem I think.

No Nizzolo costing me again!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:24

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Multiple crashes in final 2km
1 Bouhanni
2 Nizzolo
3 Veelers

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:24

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Neutralized as far as road cc is concerned? Or will this stage be scored?

*Confused*

posted by Tom Amos [240 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:27

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2,4 & 5 Silly

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:28

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Tom Amos wrote:
Neutralized as far as road cc is concerned? Or will this stage be scored?

*Confused*

Crashes happen, especially in Italy! I imagine it will be scored as normal.

1 4 5 10 plus Matthews and Durbridge.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:33

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I'm not bothered either way but never realised that there were degrees of neutralization.

posted by Tom Amos [240 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:47

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1,2,5,10 plus Matthews, Durbridge & Tjallingii for me.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 16:53

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Tom Amos wrote:
I'm not bothered either way but never realised that there were degrees of neutralization.

In this instance "neutralized" meant that all riders would be given the same time - meant all the GC guys could drop back and not get in the way. Stage result, intermediate points etc still stand.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
13th May 2014 - 17:02

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Only 10 points off the lead in the GC! Big Grin

Now the real business begins and I haven't a scooby who I'm going to pick tonight yet.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 18:01

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Joelsim wrote:
Only 10 points off the lead in the GC! Big Grin

Now the real business begins and I haven't a scooby who I'm going to pick tonight yet.

Same im only 20 odd off in 21st, but not got a clue for tomorrow except im gonna drop Kittel, and will keep Swift and Matthews, may even keep Bouhanni.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3786 posts]
13th May 2014 - 18:47

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I'm of the same mind. Just experimented and may change 3 I think.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 18:48

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I think I jointly won Forum Scorum today with Chiv.

Anyone think Jetse Bol deliberately came last for all us fantasy players who had him in our team?

posted by Twybaydos [273 posts]
13th May 2014 - 19:11

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For tomorrow reckon one or other of the GC guys will have a go, test out the others a bit. Might fancy Uran for that.

Otherwise looks like a stage for those teams who're realistically hunting stage wins. Hesjedal maybe? Can't see much else for Garmin in this tour after the disaster on day one. Also Ulissi, Ponzi, Gasparotto, Pantano, Felline... very tough to call. Stage six does look a wee bit tougher, almost Ardennes-like, so might plump for those at the climb-ier end of things.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1032 posts]
13th May 2014 - 19:37

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
Only 10 points off the lead in the GC! Big Grin

Now the real business begins and I haven't a scooby who I'm going to pick tonight yet.

Same im only 20 odd off in 21st, but not got a clue for tomorrow except im gonna drop Kittel, and will keep Swift and Matthews, may even keep Bouhanni.

Ended up with same team as you except Gody who Iwas very close to getting for kom. Decided to go Fischer instead for team amte pts in case Nacer won, and he can sprint too.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [389 posts]
13th May 2014 - 19:48

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Cripes, just noticed I'm 11th overall in the GC! No idea how I've managed that Laughing

A stark contrast to my endeavours Stateside.

(N.B. Also jammed a fiver on Bouhanni to win at 8/1 today! On the downside I had a rotten commute home, include being abused by a pillock in an Audi - always an Audi! - because a cyclist in front of me had jumped a red light).

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posted by Ghedebrav [1032 posts]
13th May 2014 - 19:56

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I topped the fs stage today? Surprise you sure?

posted by Theinvisiblecyclist [73 posts]
13th May 2014 - 19:57

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Theinvisiblecyclist wrote:
I topped the fs stage today? Surprise you sure?

I think so, with Twy and I was 3rd (however not sure of every player in the forum these days, so may have missed someone)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3786 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:08

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Theinvisiblecyclist wrote:
I topped the fs stage today? Surprise you sure?

I think so, with Twy and I was 3rd (however not sure of every player in the forum these days, so may have missed someone)

I know what you mean on not knowing everyone , just checked and it looks to be correct...
Also got my first lanterne rouge and bookends badges ....makes me wish every stage was neutralized from a fantasy cycling view lol

Just need to decide on my changes now At Wits End

posted by Theinvisiblecyclist [73 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:33

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This is a really really tough one for tomorrow. Confused

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:41

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Balls-out-of-the-bath time. I've made 6 (six) changes; hopefully none further to make for stage 6. Every rider from a different team, only two Italians...

Thinking

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posted by Ghedebrav [1032 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:43

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Balls-out-of-the-bath time. I've made 6 (six) changes; hopefully none further to make for stage 6. Every rider from a different team, only two Italians...

Thinking

WTF!

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:47

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In for a penny...

4 transfers and some very crossed fingers.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:58

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Bugger. All 6 transfers made. A Swift exit for some. Oops. D Oh

Hopefully none more needed for stage 6 and 7.

And only 4 for stage 8.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 21:31

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Made my transfers, could end up being a disaster...

Ive kept Bouhanni, Swift, Matthews, Godoy and Chicchi

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3786 posts]
13th May 2014 - 21:56

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Made my transfers, could end up being a disaster...

Ive kept Bouhanni, Swift, Matthews, Godoy and Chicchi

I swapped out Bouhanni, Swift, Nizzolo, Viviani, Kittel and Durbridge.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
13th May 2014 - 21:59

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Food for thought heres the finish profile Thinking

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
13th May 2014 - 23:10

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There ain't no sprinting going on there!

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
14th May 2014 - 0:13

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Made seven transfers.
Had 8 - spent the last three days in poker face mode

posted by Twybaydos [273 posts]
14th May 2014 - 0:13

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Twybaydos wrote:
Made seven transfers.
Had 8 - spent the last three days in poker face mode

Me too. Have probably spent more time pondering this stage than ever before. And then still went on a whim, 6 changes of whom 3 will do for GC, 3 complete wildcards.

posted by Joelsim [965 posts]
14th May 2014 - 0:15

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