Giro Stage 14

by Philip Unwin   May 24, 2014  

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I was thinking about Pirazzi but wasn't worth the risk. No Arredondo either.

Phil, have you got Roche? If the break stays away he's surely the favourite. I was thinking about bringing in Monsalve but didn't do it.

I'm all GC as I'm near the top and it's not worth taking risks yet.

Evans
Uran (I'll get about 200 if he wins the damn race!)
Ulissi (in for Aru)
Kelderman
Majka
Pozzovivo (in for Bouhanni)
Arredondo
Bandiera
Fedi

Last two were more for yesterday. Will have to change my cheap riders eventually.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 13:28

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Have Roche in my purist (which also included Martin And Kittel, so counts for nothing)
Only Cataldo in the break.

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
24th May 2014 - 13:33

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Transferred out Cataldo after the TT when he didn't do as well as I'd hoped but he does prefer a flatter TT. He's not a GC rider after all. Suitsou might do something in one of the mountain finishes. After all he won a stage last year.

Surprised you don't have Roche today. It has mountain breakaway written all over it. Surprised Rolland or Hesjedal didn't try something. Maybe they're leaving it for later.

Just need my man Uran to win it (the whole shebang) and Hesjedal to do a De Gendt.

Just heard Suitsou abandoned after the crash.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 13:48

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Also DNS
Docker
DNF
Weening
Siutsou

Want Roche to win today. He only wins when I leave him out. So just trying to help.

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
24th May 2014 - 13:55

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Those potholes look like bad news!

Too many crashes in this race. Definitely prefer the Tour.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 13:58

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I ditched Evans, have 5 of the top GC guys plus Rolland and Arredondo and two cheapsters that aren't in the break. I'm just enjoying watching the race now and if I have a good stage its a bonus. Go Wilco!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
24th May 2014 - 13:59

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Ditto. Would like Roche to win with everyone else caught and good points for the GC.

Damn! I knew Monsalve was interested in the MP competition a long time ago.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:01

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Well, the break doesn't have a massive advantage so it could all come back together for a battle between Wilco and Ulissi.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:07

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Sprint
1 Longo Borghini
2 ?
3 ?

Cat 1
1 Wellens
2 Monsalve
3 Longo Borghini
4 Boasson Hagen
5 ? 6 ? 7 ? 8 ?

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:08

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Sprint
1 Longo Borghini
2 ?
3 ?

Cat 1
1 Wellens
2 Monsalve
3 Longo Borghini
4 Boasson Hagen
5 ? 6 ? 7 ? 8 ?

5 Agnoli
6 Domont
7 Santaromita
8 Quemeneur

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:10

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Monsalve and Wellens are quite expensive although I could have just afforded Monsalve. I read quite a long time ago he was interested in the MP comp but wanted to make two other changes and didn't want to take any penalties at this stage of the race.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:10

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I had wellens for a few days but took him out for Ferrari yesterday....

posted by cherrypicked [154 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:27

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Dammit! I'm sure I swapped out Nizzolo and Pichon for Aru and Poels, but I must have forgotten to press the confirm button. Angry

Better hope the break makes it...

posted by Armchair Cyclist [14 posts]
24th May 2014 - 14:53

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Cat 2
1 Roche
2 Wellens
3 Monsalve

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
24th May 2014 - 15:15

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Hesjedal and Rolland out there as I expected. They are the favourites now as Timmer is no climber. Does he have enough time?

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 15:48

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Come on Hesjedal!!! (Got money on him for podium at 66-1)

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 15:53

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Looks like I shouldn't have swapped Aru for Ulissi.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 15:56

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Good old Gorka! Helped me win my Bryton Rider 40!

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 15:57

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Best for me is if Lampre wins!

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 16:02

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Cataldo will win.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 16:03

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No it's Battaglin!

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 16:05

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Low scoring day! Ulissi for Aru won't make much difference.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 16:06

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Not a bad day for Uran. The gaps were small. Only a couple of seconds to Evans. But Quintana is getting better so I might have to make some changes for next week. Tomorrow is a bit different.

posted by Alan Tullett [1432 posts]
24th May 2014 - 16:10

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I wish Battaglin had done that about a week and a half ago.

posted by chokofingrz [256 posts]
24th May 2014 - 16:18

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15,16,17,18 for me plus gc points

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2674 posts]
24th May 2014 - 17:10

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Oh dear, this giro is getting worse and worse for me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3784 posts]
24th May 2014 - 17:19

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Oh dear, this giro is getting worse and worse for me

DITTO......It`s becoming a nightmare.....

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [481 posts]
24th May 2014 - 17:47

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Played it safe and most of my points came from classifications. Not a great score, but still moved up 5 places to 39th overall, so can't be that bad.

Wanted to bring Duarte in for today but stupidly missed the deadline. Oh well, two transfers saved, I suppose Plain Face

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
25th May 2014 - 9:08

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When 69pts on a stage is enough for green arrows you know it's an unpredictable Giro...

No changes tomorrow or tuesday and try and pick up a stage win in Forum Scorum's on the flat is the sum total of my ambition now At Wits End

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
25th May 2014 - 9:13

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had a coin flip between Cataldo, wellens and Landa, can guess who won Landa Sad . was about 6 riders interested in for last spot all beat landa home, sella, battaglin, etc etc etc lol

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [389 posts]
25th May 2014 - 10:40

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