Giro Stage 18

by backflipbedlem   May 29, 2014  

So another mountainous day!

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

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make it a 14 man break 2min 53

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
29th May 2014 - 11:48

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

posted by simon F [994 posts]
29th May 2014 - 11:49

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Peloton crosses the top 4 minutes back.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
29th May 2014 - 11:53

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And now live in English from the usual places so I'll shut up.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
29th May 2014 - 11:56

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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 Rolling On The Floor

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
29th May 2014 - 13:03

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Brought in Chalapud for Wellens - so who makes the break? Crying Sometimes I hate this game.

posted by allezrider [81 posts]
29th May 2014 - 13:25

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and of course Duarte is in the break today too

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posted by backflipbedlem [827 posts]
29th May 2014 - 14:01

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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 Smile

posted by simon F [994 posts]
29th May 2014 - 14:12

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got rid of Duarte and Pellizotti this morning, both in the final select break

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posted by backflipbedlem [827 posts]
29th May 2014 - 14:47

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Ride Arrendondo Ride!¬!!!!

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posted by backflipbedlem [827 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:01

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:08

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1,9,10 for me from top 10

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posted by backflipbedlem [827 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:11

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chrisdstripes wrote:
1,3,4,9,10,11,14,18...

Wow! Nice! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:14

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Well Done all you players who had Duarte and Cataldo. Sick
My only joy in this Giro , besides THE FIRST WEEK OF GREENEDGE Party

1,9,10,12,18, 21 Sad

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:43

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1,9,10,11,12,13,14

Barring a super-duper TT tomorrow Evans Kelderman and Hesjedal look out of the running for podium

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:43

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VVV73 wrote:

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

1,9,10,12,13 14 18

Good Race dude!

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posted by backflipbedlem [827 posts]
29th May 2014 - 15:51

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1,9,10,12,13,14,18,19 today, glad i dumped Uran for Arredondo and Majka.

Now for tomorrows stage Thinking Thinking

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posted by stumps [2826 posts]
29th May 2014 - 16:20

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backflipbedlem wrote:
VVV73 wrote:

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

1,9,10,12,13 14 18

Good Race dude!


Indeedy Smile

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [398 posts]
29th May 2014 - 16:28

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Had Chalapud as I thought he might fight for KoM with Cataldo & Arredondo but pretty satisfied with 1,8,9,10,11,14,18.

posted by d_jp [109 posts]
29th May 2014 - 16:50

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1,2,9,10,12,14,17,18 and 1 pt for Henao in the maglia bianca should just squeak me the 200pt badge Smile That's the last one I'm missing apart from the top row, which isn't going to happen.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
29th May 2014 - 16:55

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petiagos wrote:
Cataldo will try the mountain jersey...

My thoughts entirely although I think he mainly wants a stage win, so I swapped Duarte for him last night. Bit pointless but as he did get some mountain points and Duarte didn't make the win (pity) or get any points there's probably not much difference. Also had Wellens who picked up some points along the way, sprint and mountain. He might be targetting the Intermediate sprint comp as he keeps on picking them up for some reason. Maybe just the cash! Also have Quintana, Uran, Aru and Majka so another good day. I have another rider as well but I can't remember who it is. Maybe Hesjedal. I'll have to see when it's finished updating. I couldn't afford Pozzo and I think I chose Hesjedal over Rolland as he's generally better at ITTs. Still praying for a Hesjedal podium from a good ITT and Uran to claw some time back on Quintana, but I think he's got it tied up as long as he doesn't crash or get pushed!

I hope it'll be green arrows today. Should be able to get a good team for the ITT and final mountain stage and save a few transfers for the last stage. I wish I hadn't wasted some transfers before though!

CORRECTION
I had Arredondo, Duarte, Cataldo and Wellens! Kerching!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
29th May 2014 - 17:17

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Arse - 196!! I hope it's Dave who can't count rather than me. I could have sworn I had 206 ?!?*!!*!?!
EDIT - forgot 10 pens damn and blast...
EDIT bis - at least it was to bring in Duarte Smile

posted by simon F [994 posts]
29th May 2014 - 17:19

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Well, PolishDave was finally overcome by the aptly named team ditkas team 'Come From Behind Longshots', but it's still a very tight race! There's a lot of non-Premium players at the top! Thinking

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
29th May 2014 - 17:21

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234 points and 3rd overall! Only 5th on the stage though as someone had De Gendt rather than Wellens!

And even when I was watching the video on steephill I thought I didn't have him. I'll have to watch the highlights now and see how it really all unfolded.

At least I can watch the ITT. What an up and down week! 3rd, 15th, 7th, 3rd. But only 20 points behind now rather than about 55! But it's so close at the top. Anyone in the top 10 could still win.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
29th May 2014 - 17:28

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enrique wrote:
Well, PolishDave was finally overcome by the aptly named team ditkas team 'Come From Behind Longshots', but it's still a very tight race! There's a lot of non-Premium players at the top! Thinking

But I used to be premium but don't have the time or inclination now. PolishDave has played for a long time as well. I remember his name from the 2011 Tour. The new leader I know nothing about.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
29th May 2014 - 17:32

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Good luck Alan, take a win for East Anglia!

I had 3 of the top 4 today with no pens and still only came 36= on the stage - tough crowd. Quite glad that if I'd gone Duarte over Kelderman I still wouldn't have won the stage, that would've been annoying.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
29th May 2014 - 18:15

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Competition is tougher this year I think , I finished 2nd in fs last year and 22nd overall , this year I'm trying to figure out if I've been unlucky with the crashes or my choices Thinking

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
29th May 2014 - 18:55

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Good luck Alan, take a win for East Anglia!

I had 3 of the top 4 today with no pens and still only came 36= on the stage - tough crowd. Quite glad that if I'd gone Duarte over Kelderman I still wouldn't have won the stage, that would've been annoying.

It is nigh impossible to win a stage now. I thought mine might be good enough but not quite (you needed De Gendt rather than Wellens) but I'm not stage hunting so Wellens is the better choice actually. To be honest it's been having him that's saved me from some of my silly mistakes (taking out Pirazzi just before he won a stage!). I'll do my best for East Anglian, the forum and myself but it's really squeaky bum time now!

The race will be decided on Sat but the fantasy one only by Sun.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
29th May 2014 - 20:49

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Who was the Lanterne Rouge?...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
29th May 2014 - 22:27

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Hoogerland.

I'm stage hunting tomorrow Smile

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
29th May 2014 - 22:29

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