Giro stage 7

by Joelsim   May 15, 2014  

Where to start after today?

Lumpy for sprinters, knowing who is going to start tomorrow.

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Yeah, I think this stage may be a little fallow. Brought a couple of sprinters in nonetheless and have gambled on leaving Swift in. Saved a couple of transfers for the lumps tomorrow.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
16th May 2014 - 7:40

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Found this in a stage 7 preview for the Swifty fans.

Update: Swift and Hagen both hit the ground hard today, but they both seem okay. Sky will decide on the road who will contest the sprint.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [389 posts]
16th May 2014 - 7:53

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Anybody got a full list of abandons?

posted by Tom Amos [240 posts]
16th May 2014 - 11:20

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Brought in Viviani as if the breakaway succeeds today then he would still sprint for the points. No other changes

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
16th May 2014 - 11:20

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Swift has a sore bum so he may still do all right. Had him already so keeping him. Brought in Bouhanni and Ferrari. Already got Chicchi. Matthews might want to stay in pink another day and the other sprinters are battling for the red jersey, Bouhanni only needs to gain 4 points on Viviani to get it. Doubt if a break will go today, next week more likely. Still got enough transfers for tomorrow. Might need to take 1 pen to have 8 climbers.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
16th May 2014 - 11:23

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Hanson tried to get in a break but all back together for the first climb of the day. Whose after mountain points? Come on Tjallingi!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
16th May 2014 - 11:31

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Team for today, no penalties.

Elia Viviani (CAD)
Ben Swift (SKY)
Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Maarten Tjallingii (BLK)
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Michael Matthews (OGE)
Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
Francesco Chicchi (NRI)

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
16th May 2014 - 11:52

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My team...

Swift
Matthews
Evans
Bouhanni
Viviani
Tjallingii
Gasparotto
Boem (in the break)
Bak (wildcard for fun - never mind!)

Break doesn't look all that strong so I'm leaning towards a sprint finish at the mo...

Probably making 7 transfers tomorrow which will be 40 pens Worried

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
16th May 2014 - 12:01

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Evans
Uran
Matthews
Viviani
Bouhanni
Chicchi
Appollonio
Gatto
Tjallingii

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
16th May 2014 - 12:51

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Break now has 8 minutes...

Anacona (Lampre)
Herrada (Movistar)
Boem (Bardiani)
Chalapud (Colombia)
Thurau (Europcar)

Actually, they're now saying its Haas in the break and not Herrada...

Not seen the results of the first KOM yet, but I think they went clear before the summit.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
16th May 2014 - 12:56

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Bought in Viv,Bou and Niz for EBH,Rig and Uli

Viviani
Swift
Matthews
Bouhanni
Nizzolo
Tjallingi
Kelderman
Arredondo
Cunego

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
16th May 2014 - 13:22

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Swift may not be a great pick today, apparently he fainted in the shower yesterday from the pain of his injuries:

http://www.stickybottle.com/uncategorized/deignan-giro-diary-it-was-carn...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2014 - 14:14

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Still thinking bunch sprint today. Viviani will be after his first Giro stage win and there won't be many better opportunities than today to get it.

Break down to under six mins, eminently reel-in-able.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
16th May 2014 - 14:19

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I learnt a lesson yesterday. Don't pick your team for the next stage until the current one is over. I had Rodriguez in for today so had to incur a penalty to move him out again.

Still, it's just bloody game as my heart goes out to him and all those guys ripped up on the road yesyerday.

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posted by stenmeister [47 posts]
16th May 2014 - 14:29

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1 Trade
IN Mauro Finetto
OUT Tjallingi (pfft)

Evans
Matthews
Viviani
Bouhanni
Ulissi
Weening
Arredondo
Finetto
Chicchi

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [389 posts]
16th May 2014 - 15:39

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My transfers worked. Bouhanni wins, Ferrari 5th. They were the best I could afford. Swift about 11th/12th or so just behind Viviani.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
16th May 2014 - 16:11

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Chicchi 12th
Swift 15th. Less points than yesterday!

So 1, 4, 5, 12, 15, 19.

Bol last at the moment.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
16th May 2014 - 16:32

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1,4,10,12,15,19

I couldn't quite get Mezgec in, damn!

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
16th May 2014 - 16:44

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1,4,10,12,13,19.......considered mezgec but credits where tight Plain Face oh well Smile

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
16th May 2014 - 16:49

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I missed the deadline for transfers yesterday so had a team full of sprinters - be interesting to see if it makes up for lost ground. 1,3,4,5,10,12 & 15 and enough transfers for tomorrow to change the entire team without penalty!

posted by allezrider [54 posts]
16th May 2014 - 16:58

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allezrider wrote:
I missed the deadline for transfers yesterday so had a team full of sprinters - be interesting to see if it makes up for lost ground. 1,3,4,5,10,12 & 15 and enough transfers for tomorrow to change the entire team without penalty!

Chapeau fella Applause

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
16th May 2014 - 17:15

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Wink

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
16th May 2014 - 17:16

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Far too conservative, 80 points, just crept into the top 1400.

Do have 5 transfers for tomorrow though

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
16th May 2014 - 19:40

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My team for tomorrow is done.

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
16th May 2014 - 20:00

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Decent day - 148 - if not stellar, but I'm now third overall 3 Rolling On The Floor

Seriously lads and lasses, get your arses in gear!

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
16th May 2014 - 20:02

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Decent day - 148 - if not stellar, but I'm now third overall 3 Rolling On The Floor

Seriously lads and lasses, get your arses in gear!

Just 7 behind me Worried

Better get your transfer boots on.

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
16th May 2014 - 20:09

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Joelsim wrote:
Ghedebrav wrote:
Decent day - 148 - if not stellar, but I'm now third overall 3 Rolling On The Floor

Seriously lads and lasses, get your arses in gear!

Just 7 behind me Worried

Better get your transfer boots on.

Ha! was tempted to make a penalty transfer to bring Basso in, but am leaving it till tomorrow. Unless he falls off or something.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
16th May 2014 - 20:55

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Should Viviani not get 11 points for finishing 10th, plus 3 for points classification?
I also thought he won the intermediate for an extra 6.

11 + 3 + 6 = 20, yet he only scored me 11. Am I missing something?

Swift should have 6 for 15th place, plus 1 for PC; he only has 6...

posted by chokofingrz [257 posts]
17th May 2014 - 3:25

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chokofingrz wrote:
Should Viviani not get 11 points for finishing 10th, plus 3 for points classification?
I also thought he won the intermediate for an extra 6.

11 + 3 + 6 = 20, yet he only scored me 11. Am I missing something?

Swift should have 6 for 15th place, plus 1 for PC; he only has 6...

maglia rossa points do look wrong, i'll check. viviani didn't win the intermediate sprint though

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7256 posts]
17th May 2014 - 9:59

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
chokofingrz wrote:
Should Viviani not get 11 points for finishing 10th, plus 3 for points classification?
I also thought he won the intermediate for an extra 6.

11 + 3 + 6 = 20, yet he only scored me 11. Am I missing something?

Swift should have 6 for 15th place, plus 1 for PC; he only has 6...

maglia rossa points do look wrong, i'll check. viviani didn't win the intermediate sprint though

He only won the bunch sprint from the peloton....breakaway snaffled the 6,4 and 2pts used in the game.

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
17th May 2014 - 10:16

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