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What a tricky, tricky stage this was to pick for.

Having decided to maybe only make a change or two, I've done 6.  21

Oh well, there go my chances unless someone is smiling on me. 3 total wildcards and 3 potential GCs in for a shedload of sprinters.

Looking at the profile tomorrow and Thursday (and even Friday) it may be worth it. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagghh!!!!

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 1 year ago
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Had 7 sprinters - used 5 transfers and kept Matthews and Swift, just in case. As credits aren't an issue, I might just keep them until after Friday now.

So today looks like this...

2 GC guys - J-Rod and Evans
2 puncheurs - Ulissi and Gasparotto
2 sprinters who might make top 10(???) - Matthews and Swift
3 for the break - Boem, Tjallingi and Fedi

Loads of others that were tempting, went for the ones I have a gut feeling on.

Similarly to Paolini and Battaglin's stages last year - these two days could see some big variations in the scores!

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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Yep a weird one. My team for today includes 4 GC and 3 wildcards.

Enrico Battaglin (BAR)
Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Maarten Tjallingii (BLK)
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Michael Matthews (OGE)
Rafal Majka (TSB)
Julian David Arredondo (TFR)

No more transfers hopefully until Friday.

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dave atkinson [6144 posts] 1 year ago
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all the bookies were hedging their bets - they didn't seem to know if it was a sprint, one for the puncheurs or a GC day

like most people (i expect) i've got eggs in many baskets. hoping something comes good...

Evans
Uran
Matthews
Swift
Ferrari
Battaglin
Ponzi
Ulissi
Eijssen

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Got team in with 1 minute paniced a bit.
had 3 trades used them all, sold Ferrari , Kittel , Fischer.....Bought in Ulissi, Tjallingii and my smokey typical way for me , OGE Weening:)
He really impressed me with his turn of foot when he towed Gerro at end of Classic. Showed me he is good to go again this year, had a decent ride here last year.
Ulissi
Tjallingii
Matthews
Bouhanni
Viviani
Weening
Swift
Nizzolo
Chicci kept him as I remember how the Italians love to get the Laterne Rouge at home... I think Gavazzi got it like 4 or 5 times last year...

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Seems my Own man Cadel is going to kill me tonight  2 GO SON

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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VVV73 wrote:

Got team in with 1 minute paniced a bit.
had 3 trades used them all, sold Ferrari , Kittel , Fischer.....Bought in Ulissi, Tjallingii and my smokey typical way for me , OGE Weening:)
He really impressed me with his turn of foot when he towed Gerro at end of Classic. Showed me he is good to go again this year, had a decent ride here last year.
Ulissi
Tjallingii
Matthews
Bouhanni
Viviani
Weening
Swift
Nizzolo
Chicci kept him as I remember how the Italians love to get the Laterne Rouge at home... I think Gavazzi got it like 4 or 5 times last year...

I'll be gutted if Chicci scores today as I took an 11th hour penalty of 10 just now to get Arredondo in.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 1 year ago
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Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Enrico Battaglin (BAR)
Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
Michael Matthews (OGE)
Carlos Julian Quintero (COL)
Simone Ponzi (NRI)
Ben Swift (SKY)
Francesco Chicchi (NRI)

Thought I'd be clever with the picks but it looks like that's what everyone has done!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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30 pen points  2
Evans
Jrod
Swift
Matthews
Nizzolo
Gasparotto
Gatto
Paolini
Tjallingii

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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I can't believe more haven't gone for Uran and Majka given they should be on the GC and GC/Youth points respectively at least after today.

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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Swift says he is not up for today, waiting for stage 7.

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:

I can't believe more haven't gone for Uran and Majka given they should be on the GC and GC/Youth points respectively at least after today.

There were a lot of options for today and being top of youth class will only get you 5 points- if Evans wins the stage and Uran comes third, Evans gets more points for example. I think a lot of people have gone with their gut today...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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1min 50

11 riders in the break- Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Ben Swift (Team Sky), Tyler Farrar and Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Sharp), Miguel Angel Rubiano (Colombia), Tony Hurel and Bjorn Thurau (Europcar), Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli), Yonathan Monsalve (Neri Sottoli), Kenny Dehaes and Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Belisol).

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Swift says he is not up for today, waiting for stage 7.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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After 40km the lead of the break is up to 3:30.

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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That'll be Viviani and Swift going for the intermediate sprint and points jersey.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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Took Viviani out.....along with Kittel,Bouhanni and Ventoso

Bought in EBH,J-Rod,Kelderman and J-Rod

3 transfers banked(5 to come tomorrow)

Boassen-Hagen
Kelderman
Swift
J.Rodriguez
Oss
Durbridge
Matthews
Cunego
Tjallingi

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Took Viviani out.....along with Kittel,Bouhanni and Ventoso

Bought in EBH,J-Rod,Kelderman and J-Rod

3 transfers banked(5 to come tomorrow)

Boassen-Hagen
Kelderman
Swift
J.Rodriguez
Oss
Durbridge
Matthews
Cunego
Tjallingi

Do you get double points for bringing J-Rod in twice?

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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Sprint
1 Swift
2 Viviani
3 Farrar

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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My mistake......Cunego was smoking a cigar so took him for Purito!!

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Twybaydos [446 posts] 1 year ago
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Seven transfers. Only Matthews and Bouhanni survived.

Felline
Ulissi
Matthews
Swift
Uran
Gasparotto
Arredondo
Ponzi
Bouhanni

With the exception of Bouhanni, they can all stay for tomorrow too.

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cherrypicked [166 posts] 1 year ago
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Thinking I got way too excited about having 7 transfers to use

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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Evans
Purito
Uran
Vermote
Geschke
Tjallingi
Matthews
Swift
Chicchi

I think they're all upright.

Brambilla caught. Pity in a way as I have two OPQS.

Roche attacks!

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Matthews 5th Impressive

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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VVV73 wrote:

Seems my Own man Cadel is going to kill me tonight  2 GO SON

YEP. Knew it  2 tho I did get ulissi...pfft...

Nice trade to Arredondo Joel. I reckon Chicci is a big show for LTR:)

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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Had Evans and Purito up there.

Ulissi
Evans
Arredondo
Uran

I think

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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Had Evans and Purito up there.

Ulissi
Evans
Arredondo
Uran

I think

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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Happy days, I have £3 EW on Arredondo for the GC too! At 150/1.

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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1,2,3,4,5,6 for me  4

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:

1,2,3,4,5,6 for me  4

Very NICE....

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Where is that Trentino Thread.

I do remember a bloke sticking up for Cadel few weeks ago, and said he would win the Giro' ......hmmmmm
Got to admit he is looking strong.  19

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