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Where to start after today?

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

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Theinvisiblecyclist [73 posts] 1 year ago
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A certain British rider was talking of targeting this stage although not sure if that's gonna happen now ....I'm tempted to save my transfers tbh

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 1 year ago
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After that nightmare im gonna go with a couple of sprinters, Viviani maybe, already have Bouhanni. Need to make up ground.

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 1 year ago
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3 changes and maybe 1 more tmw.

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chokofingrz [404 posts] 1 year ago
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Got to get J-Rod out, can't make up my mind between Viviani and Moser. Nobody else appeals much.

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 1 year ago
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Had swift already so kept him, although I have a spare transfer if there's any late news. Could be a day for the break unless the sprinters teams chase - I can't imagine BMC or orica being that fussed. Have brought in a couple of sprinters and one total wildcard for a breakaway. Will need some penalties tomorrow!

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 1 year ago
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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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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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Tom Amos [236 posts] 1 year ago
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Anybody got a full list of abandons?

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Twybaydos [447 posts] 1 year ago
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Brought in Viviani as if the breakaway succeeds today then he would still sprint for the points. No other changes

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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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!

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 1 year ago
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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)

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 1 year ago
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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  17

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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Evans
Uran
Matthews
Viviani
Bouhanni
Chicchi
Appollonio
Gatto
Tjallingii

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 1 year ago
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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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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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Bought in Viv,Bou and Niz for EBH,Rig and Uli

Viviani
Swift
Matthews
Bouhanni
Nizzolo
Tjallingi
Kelderman
Arredondo
Cunego

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drheaton [3318 posts] 1 year ago
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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...

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 1 year ago
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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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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 1 year ago
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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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stenmeister [242 posts] 1 year ago
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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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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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1 Trade
IN Mauro Finetto
OUT Tjallingi (pfft)

Evans
Matthews
Viviani
Bouhanni
Ulissi
Weening
Arredondo
Finetto
Chicchi

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 1 year ago
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Chicchi 12th
Swift 15th. Less points than yesterday!

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

Bol last at the moment.

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 1 year ago
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1,4,10,12,15,19

I couldn't quite get Mezgec in, damn!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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1,4,10,12,13,19.......considered mezgec but credits where tight  22 oh well  1

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allezrider [92 posts] 1 year ago
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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!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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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  41

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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 3

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Twybaydos [447 posts] 1 year ago
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Far too conservative, 80 points, just crept into the top 1400.

Do have 5 transfers for tomorrow though

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Joelsim [1973 posts] 1 year ago
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My team for tomorrow is done.

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