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Unpredictable day today.  After a poor weekend and finding myself 200 points down on the lead I've decided it's time for a hail mary.

Four transfers for me today (including two penalties)

Out: Nizzolo, Ferrari, Appollonio, Tjallingii

In: Pirazzi, De Gendt, Hansen, Bandiera

Which gives me: Evans, Pirazzi, De Gendt, Hansen, Bouhanni, Mezgec, Swift, Bandiera, Colli

In theory I'm covered against both a sprint (unlikely) and breakaway. The only result that would really scupper my chances would be a GC shoot-out on the final climb/descent

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stevemarks [471 posts] 2 years ago
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Two birthday boys Dylan Van Baarle and Mark Cavendish.

One of them is not riding so he is not in my team.

Erred on the side of caution and focusing more on tomorrow.

Mostly GC today but Hansen, De Ghendt, Finetto and Bongiorno are my favourites for the breakaway which I think will stick. Had a real flutter on Rosa and Rabbotini, long odds, probably just throwing money away, but might make it interesting.

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stevemarks [471 posts] 2 years ago
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Snap, shall I delete mine?

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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3 trades today.

OUT Nizzolo, Ferrari, Majka.

IN Arredondo, Hansen, EBH.....considered 3 other riders for last spot, pirazzi, ryder, wellens.... so tough

Evans
Uran
EBH
Hansen
Ulissi
Zoidl
Arredondo
Godoy
Colli

Good Luck.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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De Gendt should be good for the TT tmw, not so sure about today, maybe Poels instead?

I suspect Arredondo and Pirazzi will also be making a move alongside many of those who only have this stage for themselves.

I've gone GC today on the whole, which will mean a solid if unspectacular score.

The bookies are looking to EBH, and with Matthews having abandoned he is a fair shout. Can't see a GC shootout unless Ulissi goes for it today with the TT being tmw.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Wasn't overly sure on this stage either  39
No pens gone Hansen for the break and wilco for tomorrow kept 2 sprinters just in case.

Bouhanni
Swift
Hansen
Kelderman
Aru
Ulissi
Majka
Arrendondo
Morabito

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 2 years ago
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I've gone for (no pens)...

Bouhanni
Mezgec
Evans
Arredondo
Hansen
Weening
Finetto
Armee
Romero

Prepared for a disappointing day but there's a small chance it could be very good.

Think De Gendt is probably focusing on tomorrow but no harm in bringing him in today if that's the case. Will be difficult to avoid picking him when they hit the Stelvio though!

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Same sort of thing for me today, no pens. Last day for Gasparotto, so hopefully he will score some points at long last.

Team picked with half an eye on tomorrow, and the thinking that apart from a couple of TT specialists, the people putting in 100% will be the GCers.

Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Rafal Majka (TSB)
Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
Giacomo Nizzolo (TFR)
Wilco Kelderman (BLK)
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Davide Appollonio (ALM)
Marco Bandiera (AND)

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stevemarks [471 posts] 2 years ago
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Uran
Evans
Aru
Van Baarle
Arredondo
Pozzo
Finetto (local boy I believe)
Kelderman
Majka.

That cost me 20 Pens but hopefully not too many changes for tomorrow.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:

Uran
Evans
Aru
Van Baarle
Arredondo
Pozzo
Finetto (local boy I believe)
Kelderman
Majka.

That cost me 20 Pens but hopefully not too many changes for tomorrow.

Ah, that's why Finetto is one of the favourites...

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Durbridge abandons

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Gap of 1:40. Glad I took Rovny out last night.

Bongiorno, Moser, Mourey, Polanc, Monsalve, Quemeneur, Sicard, Thurau, Preidler, Moreno, Vorganov, Deignan, Roche and Rovny.

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stevemarks [471 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Gap of 1:40. Glad I took Rovny out last night.

Bongiorno, Moser, Mourey, Polanc, Monsalve, Quemeneur, Sicard, Thurau, Preidler, Moreno, Vorganov, Deignan, Roche and Rovny.

Snap to that!

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

... where's Moser been this Giro? So anonymous he might as well...

Joelsim wrote:

I know what you mean. Moser schmoser.... I fear a very small score tomorrow.

He must have read your comments yesterday...  39

Joelsim wrote:

Durbridge abandons

You're kidding  39 Matthews out when today might have been a good stage for him and Durbridge out when tomorrow is the TT? Wow... Where'd you hear?...
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Joelsim wrote:

Gap of 1:40. Glad I took Rovny out last night.

Heh heh...

Joelsim wrote:

Bongiorno, Moser, Mourey, Polanc, Monsalve, Quemeneur, Sicard, Thurau, Preidler, Moreno, Vorganov, Deignan, Roche and Rovny.

That's a big break!... Never thought of Danny Moreno for the break...  39 Wow... Him and Roche could scorch the others on the last climb...  45

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Durbridge abandons

*sigh* 'Matthews, Durbridge, Wegmann and Rubiano abandon the Giro' http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/matthews_durbridge_wegmann_and_rubiano... 'Luke Durbridge went down in a crash on the descent from the first climb and left the race with a suspected broken collarbone. The Australian, already weakened by illness, had targeted tomorrow's time trial. His team is now down to just 5 riders'

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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Brought in Uran for Bouhanni for 9 solid GC points. No other changes. Taking a hit today to save transfers for the rest of the week.

Glad to see Androni are stopping this break for no other reason that they are not in it.

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Procyclingnews.eu ‏@Procyclingeu #giro Gap is down to just 33 sec as more and more riders are dropped from the break

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Trek Factory Racing ‏@TrekFactory #Giro This climb tops out with 28k to go. @jarredondo32 has 32" lead over the peloton, 3 kms to the top still.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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What can I say..."MORE AUSSIE POWER"  36

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simon F [1003 posts] 2 years ago
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3,13,17 - crap but a lot better than I was expecting from today  22

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Morabito and Ulissi the losers today.

EDIT: Morabito still in there

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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4,17 for me

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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Well Ridden Mick Rogers!!!

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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1 Michael ROGERS AUS TCS 35 5:48:07
2 Simon GESCHKE GER GIA 28 +10
3 Enrico BATTAGLIN ITA BAR 25 +10
4 Wilco KELDERMAN NED BEL 23 +10
5 Gianluca BRAMBILLA ITA OPQ 27 +10
6 Moreno MOSER ITA CAN 24 +10
7 Ryder HESJEDAL CAN GRS 34 +10
8 Matteo RABOTTINI ITA NRI 27 +10
9 Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO COL COL 28 +10
10 Alexis VUILLERMOZ FRA ALM 26 +10
11 Julian David ARREDONDO MORENO COL TFR 26 +10
12 Damiano CUNEGO ITA LAM 33 +10
13 Cadel EVANS AUS BMC 37 +10
14 Maxime MONFORT BEL LTB 31 +10
15 José HERRADA LOPEZ ESP MOV 29 +10
16 Paolo TIRALONGO ITA AST 37 +10
17 Rigoberto URAN URAN COL OPQ 27 +10
18 Sander ARMEE BEL LTB 29 +10
19 Franco PELLIZOTTI ITA AND 36 +10
20 Alberto LOSADA ALGUACIL ESP KAT 32 +10

I'm on scores today, will get them up shortly once everyone comes in

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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I think that's a fat 69 scored by me today. Luckily I think it will be pretty low scoring all round.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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177 DNF Nicola RUFFONI ITA BAR 24
178 DNF Davide APPOLLONIO ITA ALM 25
179 DNF Fabian WEGMANN GER GRS 34
180 DNF Luke DURBRIDGE AUS OGE 23
181 DNS Michael MATTHEWS AUS OGE 24

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

177 DNF Nicola RUFFONI ITA BAR 24
178 DNF Davide APPOLLONIO ITA ALM 25
179 DNF Fabian WEGMANN GER GRS 34
180 DNF Luke DURBRIDGE AUS OGE 23
181 DNS Michael MATTHEWS AUS OGE 24

Aw, man.. Thanks! Really nice of you!  41 I hadn't heard of Appollonio and Ruffoni... Where'd you hear?...  2

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yann le coz [11 posts] 2 years ago
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That last minute change Matthews out Rogers in was well worth the 10 penalty points!

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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Provisional winner today is
1 loiola errekarte 140

I say provisional, because there are no Fuga points listed yet, I doubt there will be because the break was always bigger than 11, so I'll wait and see

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Looking forward to the update to see how far I've slipped down the table after a poor day.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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8 points.

8 points!

8 points!?

I hate this game.

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