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So another mountainous day!

Possibly another day for the breakaway! Should be a good one to watch!!

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Liking the pricing structure this comp, allowing me to have a full 9 riders all capable of doing something!

Pozzovivo
Arredondo
Majka
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Chalapud
Rolland
Kelderman

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AWPeleton [3280 posts] 2 years ago
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Rifugio Panarotta is a very tough climb. However, its not the steep ramps like the other day. The 16.8 km towards the top have a steady average gradient of 8.5 %.
If Quintana puts time into Uran i think its all over buts its either going to be an absolute cracker or completely flat with an unknown winning the stage whilst the GC boys watch each other.

Gone for Majka instead of Uran and was able to get Arredondo in as a result.

Nairo Alexander Quintana
Fabio Aru
Rafal Majka
Domenico Pozzovivo
Pierre Rolland
Robert Kiserlovski
Enrico Barbin
Wilco Kelderman
Julian David Arredondo

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Out: Wellens & Monsalve
In: Rolland and Henao

Quintana
Uran
Rolland
Majka
Kelderman
Aru
Arredondo
Zardini
Henao

Figured that after yesterday's exploits that Wellens would be cooked and unlikely to attempt a raid on KoM points, likewise Monsalve as he's too far off Arredondo so dropped both. Actually considered ditching Arredondo too as I think he has the jersey sewn up and might not need to contest any more breaks.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Gone for the usual suspects
Had considered chalapud or pantano as there is 78 KOM points up for grabs(not fantasy) but not taking anymore pens this tour!

Quintana
Pozzo
Uran
Aru
Majka
Arredondo
Kelderman
Wellens
Henao

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

Liking the pricing structure this comp, allowing me to have a full 9 riders all capable of doing something!

Pozzovivo
Arredondo
Majka
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Chalapud
Rolland
Kelderman

Strong team indeed, very similar too  1

Pozzovivo
Arredondo
Hansen
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Chalapud
Kelderman

Guess you figured Team Colombia are going to send Chalapud out for KOM , as you to went him over Duarte as I  1

Hansen V Majka........CMON Aussie good luck.

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tony kappler [80 posts] 2 years ago
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Previews seem 50/50 for a break or GC finish. My opinion; Uran and Evans both seem vulnerable; Quintana will want to put in more time into Uran ahead of tomorrows TT; riders from Rolland down to Hesjedal will be trying to push Evans out of third spot. Hence 7 teams will want a hard race; (not many days left to improve); so I predict the breakaway won't make it.
7 out of the top 9 riders can be fitted into a team; the question is, will Arredondo and Henao combined exceed, lets say, Hesjedal's score.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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BTW where are all the Cadel baggers to have a go at QUINTANA , he clearly went around a vehicle holding a RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!
He made over 1min on decent alone.
Way worst then what Cadel did as they actually broke OFFICIAL RULES.

Was reading the other day from a rider the ETITTEQUE is to slow down for BIKE MECHANICALS cant be avoided, not falls as can be avoided by staying up FRONT.

Tour etiquette dictates that rivals do not take advantage of another rider's misfortune concerning the mechanics of the bike. And, as soon as he realised what was happening, Team Sky's lead rider called for a truce.

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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In - deignan, pellizotti, kelderman
Out - felline, battaglin, Rolland

Plus Arredondo, Quintana, uran, majka, aru, armee.

Rollin' the dice...

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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VVV73 wrote:
backflipbedlem wrote:

Liking the pricing structure this comp, allowing me to have a full 9 riders all capable of doing something!

Pozzovivo
Arredondo
Majka
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Chalapud
Rolland
Kelderman

Strong team indeed, very similar too  1

Pozzovivo
Arredondo
Hansen
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Chalapud
Kelderman

Guess you figured Team Colombia are going to send Chalapud out for KOM , as you to went him over Duarte as I  1

Hansen V Majka........CMON Aussie good luck.

yea well i've brought in Duarte twice already, and he just hasn't delivered, I know he probably will today now, but yea figured Chalapud has to go on the attack today!

Go Majka!!  3

I know Hansen is targeting a stage, not sure if it's todays though?

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:
VVV73 wrote:
backflipbedlem wrote:

Liking the pricing structure this comp, allowing me to have a full 9 riders all capable of doing something!

Pozzovivo
Arredondo
Majka
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Chalapud
Rolland
Kelderman

Guess you figured Team Colombia are going to send Chalapud out for KOM , as you to went him over Duarte as I  1

Hansen V Majka........CMON Aussie good luck.

yea well i've brought in Duarte twice already, and he just hasn't delivered, I know he probably will today now, but yea figured Chalapud has to go on the attack today!

Go Majka!!  3

I know Hansen is targeting a stage, not sure if it's todays though?

Yeah I bought Duarte in day before he came 2nd, and backed him at 66/1 as I had read he was keen to win a stage for his new born daughter and lives and trains nearby to that finish.  1
Hansen is climbing better then ever this year, and maybe he thinks they will right him off in a break over the mtns, so he give it a go  1
PS I like MAGIC a lot , the Pols impressed the hell out of me last year.

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petiagos [45 posts] 2 years ago
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Cataldo will try the mountain jersey...

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cherrypicked [167 posts] 2 years ago
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My team
Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
Pierre Rolland (EUC)
Julian David Arredondo (TFR)
Domenico Pozzovivo (ALM)
Rafal Majka (TSB)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Dario Cataldo (SKY)
Sebastian Henao (SKY)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRS)
I was also tempted by duarte but went cataldo which allowed me to get Rolland and hesjedal in, as well as henao. Out: battaglin, uran, wellens, bandiera

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Cataldo, Wellens, Arrendondo all off the front in search of the first mountain points

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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1min lead for this little lot

Julian Arredondo  4
Dario Cataldo
Edoardo Zardini
Emanuele Sella
Franco Pellizotti
Philip Deignan
Ivan Rovny
Thomas De Gendt
Tim Wellens  4

Edit: 2 more bridged across to make 11
Duarte
Keijzer

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Gap now 1min 50

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Well that break is going to get caught - I've got 3 of them  1 2

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Arredondo and Deignan now away on their own, off the front.

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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They have 40" on the next group. Basso and Rabottini have bridged to the second group as well.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Basso
Rabottini
Losada
make it a 14 man break 2min 53

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Arredondo takes the KoM from Deignan. Cataldo 3rd at 32"

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Peloton crosses the top 4 minutes back.

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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And now live in English from the usual places so I'll shut up.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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simon F wrote:

Arredondo takes the KoM from Deignan. Cataldo 3rd at 32"

Regretting not trading Hansen for Cataldo today wsa so close, afterwards I realised too Cataldo would be great tomorrow too. oppssss... another Giro' blunder...got to laugh  24

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allezrider [92 posts] 2 years ago
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Brought in Chalapud for Wellens - so who makes the break?  20 Sometimes I hate this game.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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and of course Duarte is in the break today too

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

and of course Duarte is in the break today too

And despite my comments the other day, I put him in again. Had to work at least once  1

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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got rid of Duarte and Pellizotti this morning, both in the final select break

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Ride Arrendondo Ride!¬!!!!

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Ride Arrendondo Ride!¬!!!!

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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Woop! 1,3,4,9,10,11,14,18 I think - expect someone with Duarte will win the stage, but that should definitely be my best day so far!

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