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Something for the weekend sir?

Or spend those transfers on a couple of cheap sprinters. penalties won't work, Oh what to do?

Go stage hunting like Wig Billy?

After yesterdays disaster all my plans are in tatters, I haven't got a clue.

Soldier on like Nairo and hope for a comeback in the mountains.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm writing off today and have made GC transfers, so I have no pens for tomorrow. Still have Bouhanni, so just need to swap him for Quintana after today and I'm ready for a big weekend in the mountains!

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Took two penalties for today but the differential, as it were, will be worth it, barring a big old crash (eminently possible, of course) or improbably high finishes for Hepburn and De Gendt.

After today, I might need one pen but that should be it; in fact with any luck I'll be getting some back in the bank. I've two 3-pointers in the squad which leaves plenty of flexibility elsewhere.

I really want Nizzolo to win today and shake up the points contest. Still a damned shame that Kittel only cameo-ed in the Giro, no doubt he saw that Cavendish underperformed at the last TdF in part because he had a full Giro in his legs.

Anyone else think Cav doesn't quite get enough credit for that red jersey win last year, by the way? A fantastic achievement, especially before this year's rule change upweighting points on sprint stages.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Cav was amazing although I always tend to have him when he crashes and not when he does well so he's a conundrum for me.

Just brought in Bouhanni and a couple of cheap guys for the break although there aren't many points on offer today. But with it being a nailed on sprint only a couple of fools will go out there and I hope they are my couple of fools.

Got my transfers planned for tomorrow and then I hope to be able to save the odd one or two for later but it depends how things go.

Rain forecast for later this afternoon though but I hope there won't be any more crashes. The Giro always has too many of them. Boring low-scoring stage but I can watch it so I will just so I know who's been in a crash. Thank god everyone else had Malori yesterday. Very odd ITT. (Probably after saying this something amazing will happen!)

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Theinvisiblecyclist [73 posts] 2 years ago
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Took 3 pens and packed it with sprinters and gc guys so the penalty points are negated just hope I can get a 123 as it's the single easy to get badge I haven't yet gained  102

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Cav was incredible last year in the Giro, the only way he could win the points jersey would have been to win every single sprint finish, which he did (excluding the one where he got dropped on the climb and Degenkolb won). And all after missing out by one point in 2012. One of his biggest achievements for me.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Just Bou, Nizz and Ferr for me today.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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20 pens because my team was in a right mess  102 gone bouhanni, ferrari and swift plus GC guys so maybe I will finally get that flippin full house badge!!  20

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Just GC for me, sacked off today in favour of getting my team right for the mountains and banking some transfers, time to stage hunt.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Most of the people I've picked for breaks have been in breaks, just not on the days I've picked them. Romero today. Think a tactical review is in order...

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm not sure I've had any breakaway points yet, usually my men go the day after I take them out.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Five men out front are
Jackson Rodriguez (Androni),
Marco Canola (Bardiani CSF),
Jeffry Johan Romero (Colombia),
Gert Dockx (Lotto-Belisol),
Angelo Tulik (Europcar)
They have 1min 30 with maxim Belkov trying to birdge across

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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3 trades Taking Gamble today, with Pettacchi (55/1) , as he has won on this day in the past 5 times at least, and as late as 2012, not all at giro.

IN Pettacchi, Nizzolo, Fedi.

Evans
Uran
Pettacchi
Nizzolo
Zoidl
Kelderman
EBH
Colli
Fedi

Good luck

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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In:Romero  41 Swift and Ferrari

Out:Tuft,Malori and Ludviggsson

No Pens

Evans
Pozzovivo
Majka
Kelderman
Ulissi
Arredondo
Romero
Swift
Ferrari

Hoping it's not a Bou,Niz,Viv 1-2-3

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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break is 6 riders now with 1min 57 lead

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Just Bou, Nizz and Ferr for me today.

Same cost 20 pens

Bouhanni
Nizzolo
Ferrari
Majka
Uran
Kelderman
Arredondo
Malacarne
Monfort

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AWPeleton [3323 posts] 2 years ago
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I made 2 transfers and kept most of my team for the next few stages to be honest. I'm to far behind for it to make to much of a difference. A couple of penalties tomorrow for sure.

Rafal Majka
Ben Swift
Diego Ulissi
Rigoberto Uran
Domenico Pozzovivo
Robert Kiserlovski
Roberto Ferrari
Wilco Kelderman
Marco Bandiera

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Cat 4
1 Canola
2 Rodriguez
3 Tulik

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprint
1 Rodriguez
2 Canola
3 Tulik

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

Sprint
1 Rodriguez
2 Canola
3 Tulik

These three out on there own.
1'20'' with 7k.
Sprint teams aren't chasing

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Anyone got any of the break riders, especially Canola.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Unfortunately I don't.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Canola wins. Nizzolo probably beat Bouhanni but no biggie!

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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No they're saying that Bouhanni was 4th.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Canola hasn't even been out on a break so far! Amazing win! Kudos to him for going early. Well, I did say something strange might happen today.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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4,5,6,7,8,9,12,16

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Canola
Rodriguez
Tulik
Bouhanni
Nizzolo
Viviani
Mezgec
Swift
Farrar
Bozic

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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1 CANOLA MarcoBardiani - CSF 16803:37:20
2 RODRIGUEZ JacksonAndroni Giocattoli - Venezuela850,,
3 TULIK AngeloTeam Europcar435,,
4 BOUHANNI NacerFDJ.fr 2250:11
5 NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek Factory Racing 118,,
6 VIVIANI EliaCannondale 15,,
7 MEZGEC LukaTeam Giant-Shimano12,,
8 SWIFT BenTeam Sky10,,
9 FARRAR TylerGarmin Sharp8,,
10 BOZIC BorutAstana Pro Team6,,
11 BATTAGLIN EnricoBardiani - CSF 5,,
12 COLLI DanieleNeri Sottoli4,,
13 VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Belisol 3,,
14 DUQUE LeonardoTeam Colombia2,,
15 EVANS CadelBMC Racing Team1,,
16 FERRARI RobertoLampre-Merida,,
17 FEDI AndreaNeri Sottoli,,
18 KELDERMAN WilcoBelkin-Pro Cycling Team,,
19 VAN EMDEN JosBelkin-Pro Cycling Team,,
20 FRAPPORTI MarcoAndroni Giocattoli - Venezuela

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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It definitely looked like Nizzolo pipped Bouhanni

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stevemarks [470 posts] 2 years ago
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This really is the most interesting and different grand tour I can remember, and still a week to go. Who knows what is going to happen next, Its great fun.

Oh yes I didn't do very well again, but hell it's only a game.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

4,5,6,7,8,9,12,16

Wow, that would've been top 6 had the break not stayed out!

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