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Quite and interesting stage today with a 26k ITT up what can only be described as a bloody steep hill.

With points reaching 14% i dont think the usual TT specialists will be out in force and i dont think we will even see a TT bike.

Made no changes to my team and keeping faith in what i have with 4 transfers for tomorrow should i need to change anything.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Snap no changes for me either, saving transfers for sunday. Fingers crossed for my podium badge today!  105 was 6 points off the 200 badge yesterday  20

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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had written this stage off as a day off for me, until i just checked the profile, wow! this should be a killer!
I'm back in the game!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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No changes for me, really wanted to bring in the Pozzerwagon but couldn't do it without dropping Uran, Rolland or Kelderman which I really don't want to do, especially if Pozzo is still ill.

Was tempted to drop Zardini and Arredondo for Cataldo/Zoidl but it just felt like I was messing around and that the transfers would be better used another day.

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

No changes for me, really wanted to bring in the Pozzerwagon but couldn't do it without dropping Uran, Rolland or Kelderman which I really don't want to do, especially if Pozzo is still ill.

Was tempted to drop Zardini and Arredondo for Cataldo/Zoidl but it just felt like I was messing around and that the transfers would be better used another day.

Yea i've got a bit of a dilema, dropping 2 that should go well, for one that might go very well and a filla! hmm decisions!

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jollygoodvelo [1540 posts] 2 years ago
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Thing is, with the Zoncolan tomorrow (  4 ), the same mountain goats will do well both today and tomorrow, it's just a case of who is targeting what.

Still trying to get my damn full-house badge, I've been so close a few times.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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The flat part isn't even long enough to make up enough time to go TT bike and then change before the climb!!

I bought in Zoidl and Seb Henao for Rabottini and Romero

Rolland
Aru
Uran
Quintana
Kelderman
Majka
Arredondo
Henao
Zoidl

Should be a full house to be honest and a chance of 200pts and skinsuit which would leave the seemingly unattainable top row of badges(unless I can fluke a stage top 10-unlikely without Pozzo or Pelli)

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 2 years ago
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so dropped Kelderman and Chalapud to bring in Uran, he should go well, and can't afford to drop too much time,
hoping doesn't bite me in the backside!
Go Barbin!

Pozzovivo
Arrendondo
Majka
Aru
Quintana
Henao
Uran
Rolland
Barbin

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Aru
Uran
Quintana
Majka
Pozzo
Kelderman
Arrendondo
Wellens
Henao

Off work today so gonna go spin the pedals for couple hours then feet up in front of eurosport  16

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Quintana
Uran Uran
Aru
Pozzovivo
Rolland
Majka
Arredondo
Romero
Barbin

No transfers, and (barring a big name drop-out) none tomorrow either. Saving up for t'final sprint stage.

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jollygoodvelo [1540 posts] 2 years ago
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The average score from active players on these mountain stages must be massive. Pozzo, Uran, Majka, Rolland, Quintana, Arredondo, Aru have been scoring heavily every day.

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 2 years ago
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i stuck henao in to see if i could wangle a full house badge... here's hopin'  105

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm only missing the Tour Top Twenty and Stage Top Ten badges (came joint 11th on one early stage!); sadly neither look likely now.

Still, undoubtedly my best 'badge' performance of the year so far, mustn't grumble.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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My team for today.

Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
Rafal Majka (TSB)
Domenico Pozzovivo (ALM)
Sebastian Henao (SKY)
Dario Cataldo (SKY)
Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Wilco Kelderman (BLK)
Riccardo Zoidl (TFR)

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Peloton Watch ‏@PelotonWatch Provisional - 1 Koch 2 Hepburn +2:04 3 Tuft +3:36 4 Bol +4:03

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Koch home in 1:15.17

inrng expects the winning time to be in the region of 1:05.00 based off rough VAM calcs and Aru's winning climb.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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ARU
URAN
QUINTANA
CATALDO
POZZOVIVO
ARREDONDO
MAJKA
PEOLS
HENAO

I like your selection of zoidl Joel, I had him in before decided to play safe and go with cataldo and poels..

Good luck

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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allezrider [92 posts] 2 years ago
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Kenny de Haes finished in 1:27:00 having broken a chain - could well be today's Lanterne Rouge.

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 2 years ago
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So distressing when you rush home to watch an uphill TT and switch the TV on to see Eurosport staying with the tennis coverage instead of the advertised cycling.... Its a joke....  102

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 2 years ago
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Swifty is fast turning into a climber.....  41

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

So distressing when you rush home... to see Eurosport staying with the tennis...

It is...

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

Swifty is... turning into a climber.....  41

He is (!)  4 I hope he gets to do the Tour...

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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I like Swift as well but not in my time trial team but I hope he is in the Tour as he's in my podium team.

Today I've changed Arredondo and Monsalve (big failure) for Hesjedal (6th at first time split) and Henao.

Got Wellens who's first at the moment and Cataldo who's going well, (both very good for me yesterday).
Then Quintana, Uran, Aru, Majka. Duarte rounds my team out. A real bunch of mountains goats of various shapes and sizes.

Now Henao is doing well beating Cataldo's time by 16 secs at the second check.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Wellens
Cataldo
Pirazzi

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cherrypicked [168 posts] 2 years ago
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Alan Tullett wrote:

Wellens
Cataldo
Pirazzi

No way. It looks like wellens could be top 10

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allezrider [92 posts] 2 years ago
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I am really going to regret taking out Wellens the other day  14

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Kelderman 15th at second check. Glad I didn't bring him in for Duarte on a pen!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Nice ride from Henao  41 gives me 1 & 2 at the moment  4

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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allezrider wrote:

I am really going to regret taking out Wellens the other day  14

Picking Wellens has been my saviour this week!

Henao 1st. Glad I put him in!

Hesjedal 7th at second check. I was hoping for something a little better. Perhaps I should have gone Rolland.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 2 years ago
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Pozzo 1st at second check!

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