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Looks too technical to me for a straight forward sprint so a few GC changes for me plus a couple punchers types

Kelderman(pozzo)
Swift(Wellens)
Battaglin(Monlsave)
Quintana(Evans)
Henao(Rabottini)

Aru
Majka
Arredondo
Uran

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AWPeleton [3316 posts] 2 years ago
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Gone for a straight sprint as i think they will be up for it after the last few mountin stages, but i could be way wrong.

Put in Mezgec, Bouhanni, Nizzolo and Vivianni.

I'm far to far behind for it to make any difference either way.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprinty one for me.....why else would they put themselves through the grim weather/climbs yesterday?

Nizzolo,Bouhanni,Viviani,Swift and Ferrari in

Kiserlovski,Rabottini,Evans,Pozzovivo and Majka out

Niz
Bou
Viv
Ben
Fezza
Kelderman
Arredondo
Aru
Romero

Scarponi's DNF yesterday leaves me with just 4 purist(Cunego,Kelderman,Evans,Bol)

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Swift, Nizzolo, Mezgec, Bouhanni and... Battaglin.

No Viviani, but the guy I don't have who perhaps I should is Haas. Saying that, not gambling on hunches has worked quite well for me so far.

Also, the big descent at the start might suggest a Hansen escape, but again that's a big gamble, so I'm not going for it. Also the sprinters already made the mistake of not gunning for the break this Giro and I doubt they'll be happy to let another get away

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Condor Andy [208 posts] 2 years ago
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Sticking with GC contenders and saving my transfers for later mountain stages. Got in Quintana and Arredondo for Evans and Duarte.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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It'll be interesting if Quintana or Rolland(remember he has form for attacking in dubious circumstances in the 'tacks on the road' stage in Wiggo's TDF?) has a mechanical?

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d_jp [126 posts] 2 years ago
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Taken a bit of a gamble bringing in Santoramita & Ulissi (thinking break, so if anyone else has them in their team - my apologies in advance if I've ruined it by picking them  3 ) and then Nizzollo in case there's a sprint (so I don't do quite as badly  1 )

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Bought in the big 3 sprinters and looking at 20 penalty points tomorrow so if this sprint. doesn't happen I'm screwed again , although my gc guys negate some of the penalties , I've had to gamble again if I want to try and make a late surge in the fc stakes  38

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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For the record 25 man break 4 mins on the bunch

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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no changes for me today!

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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I just brought in battaglin and felline, kept my gc guys. Hoping the break sticks with felline triumphant!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

For the record 25 man break 4 mins on the bunch

And I've not got any of them!!

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Courtsey of ‏@Dorsal51 via @daniellloyd1
Losada, Vorganov, Deignan, Petrov, McCarthy, Felline (!) Gatto, Le Bon, Viekkanen, Cunego (!), Bono, Bak, Wellens, Anton, De Gendt (!), Pauwels, Malacarne, Geschke, Gasparotto, Montaguti, Pirazzi, Boem, Canola, Van Emden, Oss

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AWPeleton [3316 posts] 2 years ago
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lol, typical, i've got no one in the break  24

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Go Gasparotto!!
Get me some extra pick 3 italians points!!

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Well I missed me trades yesterday, knew Rolland and Henao would hurt me.
was hoping I could make a bit of ground up today  2 I didn't think this would be a sprint as the last climb is 1.1km hitting 16 and 18% . 20km out tho, would be good chance to have a crack. sounds like a MINI Mur De Hoy .lol.

Tried to find some break riders and tougher fast men, FAILED, I think , bloody wellens is killing me since I gave him a wrap.

IN BATTAGLIN, HAAS, HANSEN.

Aru
Evans
Quintana
Kelderman
Arredondo
Battaglin
Haas
Hansen
Fedi
No Hansen or others in break  2

Gee the know how to balls an event up, remember the air banner falling on road in front of leaders break last year, lol.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Break is home isn't it...there goes the first 20 spots  2 hope I am massively wrong. Over 10 mins 60km ???

Would think if break sprint finishes, felline and Geshcke hard to beat.

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cherrypicked [168 posts] 2 years ago
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Go Wellens

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cherrypicked [168 posts] 2 years ago
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Of the 11 above me for the giro, 3 removed Wellens and 2 removed Pirazzi
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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Who'd of thought Pirazzi would win todays 'flat' stage!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Top 25, unlucky for me as I had Malacarne in my purist team  20

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Haha not all bad for me ..... I still had wellens  8

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allezrider [92 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

Haha not all bad for me ..... I still had wellens  8

Me too - brought him in thinking he'd take on Arredondo in stage 16 and then whinging that he hadn't  4

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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Bookies cleaned up... $5 Bouhanni, nearly got last, no way FDJ are strong enough to pull peleton we seen that other day  1 Paddy Power be rolling in it...Sprint stage LOL.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Brought in felline... For wellens. Even when I'm right, I'm wrong. At least I didn't fall into the trap of bringing sprinters in!

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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cherrypicked wrote:

Go Wellens

He is certainly a talent... last year I marked down Killer Kwaitowski and Magic Majka for this year...
This year I have marked Wellens and Preidler (LTB and GIANT have some good climbing youth coming thru) before here tho... and Aru just gets better, his improvement last 12 months extraordinary . He couldn't stay with Majka and Kelderman most of last year.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

It'll be interesting if Quintana or Rolland(remember he has form for attacking in dubious circumstances in the 'tacks on the road' stage in Wiggo's TDF?) has a mechanical?

Who?
Wasn't LL Cool J = Luis Leon Sanchez , away and the winner that day ?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Wow might have scrapped 60 points today  2
Shame I dropped wellens!!  24
But on the plus side ive got Pirazzi in my purist  38

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm hoping those above me had more transfers and banked on a proper Sprint if not I'm fubar  35

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Ha ha! Just got home to see the result! Not a single guy in the top twenty, just whatever scraps from classifications and a couple of team-mate bonuses.

That was a waste of five transfers...  20

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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VVV73 wrote:

Bookies cleaned up... $5 Bouhanni, nearly got last, no way FDJ are strong enough to pull peleton we seen that other day  1 Paddy Power be rolling in it...Sprint stage LOL.

Weren't Paddy's refunding losing bets if an Italian won the stage? Strings attached, no doubt, but that was the offer I saw.

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