Criterium du Dauphine

by Dave Atkinson   June 2, 2014  

Now open - stage deadlines 1hr before start, except where that made it a pre-8am deadline in the UK, I've given everyone a chance to wake up Wink

If any look wrong, let me know.

Stage profiles are now available via the stage information link in the scroller.

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I am here. Thinking of picking stage winners for my purist team rather than gc guys. I cant afford a mix of both.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
7th June 2014 - 17:58

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no one going for gerrans? <\hr>

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
7th June 2014 - 18:00

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Curious... Froome in my standard, not in my purist. Surprise

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
7th June 2014 - 19:01

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froome not in either of mine, too expensive. I've got 7 riders who should score tmw, and 2 changes planned for stage 2. Not going heavy on sprinters for st 3 either.

Been trying to get Chava in but just can't get it to work.

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
7th June 2014 - 19:32

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I've decided. Going to take a punt on Howson.

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
7th June 2014 - 22:39

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On the race in general, I'm probably not alone in thinking that it's really a two-horse race between Froome and Contador, with Nibali, Spilak TJVG and perhaps Bardet as outside picks.

But what if... Kwiatkowski has a surprisingly good showing, say second overall or wins a coupleof stages, say the TT and maybe the final summit finish? Gives OPQS a bit of a headache, doesn't it? Or will they still be going all-guns-blazing for Cav and leaving Kwia to pick up scraps and maybe challenge for the maillot blanc?

I just think Kwiatkowski is an awesome cyclist, with the potential to be a true great... his attack vs Sagan in the Strade Bianchi was phenomenal, but he can TT, he can climb... Day Dreaming Drooling Love Struck

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
8th June 2014 - 9:00

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I've gone for an all-out TT team today, but no Kwiatkowski could cost me. Couldn't squeeze Tejay in, went for Froome as I think he could surprise some people today and wanted to be slightly different. Purists could be terrible but I totally lost my overall purist position with a disastrous Giro (Dan Martin, J-Rod) so I need something special to get back up there!

STD
Froome
Thomas
Chavanel
Westra
Barta
Boom
Bodnar
Larsson
Vorobyev (who I had for a TT earlier in the season and he did naff-all, but he is cheap...)

PURIST
Froome
Spilak
Tejay
Bardet
Caruso
Van den Broeck
Intxausti
Bagot
Vorobyev

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posted by chrisdstripes [1603 posts]
8th June 2014 - 9:28

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Hoping for a possible full house today. Scope for penalties tomorrow, but also have the option of sticking with Kwit and just bringing in one rider.

Kwiatkowski
Tejay
Spilak
Thomas
Navardauskas
Jungels
Taaramae
Larsson
Gougeard

Think my purist is quite safe, it won't do badly but unlikely to win

Froome
Contador
Spilak
Demare
Navardauskas
Taaramae
Larsson
Gougeard
Berhanae

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
8th June 2014 - 9:34

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My purist looks a bit bananas:

Gougeard
Navardauskas
Spilak
Contador
Tejay
Bagot
Demare
Chava
Vorobyev

EDIT: this has now changed substantially Rolling On The Floor

Standard:

Froome
Kwia
Chava
Thomas
Barta
Vorobyev
Gougerard
Berhane
Beltran

Four 3.0-ers in there! Couldn't quite fit Tejay in there (who I think will go well, just not as well as Chava, Kwia & Froome); I'll be looking at at least one penalty tomorrow.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
8th June 2014 - 9:38

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My team

Bob Jungels (TFR)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Simon Spilak (KAT)
Geraint Thomas (SKY)
Jan Barta (TNE)
Damien Howson (OGE)
Ralf Matzka (TNE)
Anton Vorobyev (KAT)

2 changes planned for tomorrow.

Purist is a complete experiment.

My team

Simon Gerrans (OGE)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
Thomas Voeckler (EUC)
Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)
Edward Beltran (TSB)
Simon Spilak (KAT)
Tony Gallopin (LTB)
Benat Intxausti (MOV)
Alexis Gougeard (ALM)

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 10:12

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Standard:
Froome
Kwia
Navardauskas
Spilak
Jungels
Cunego
VanDenBroeck
Gougeard
Vorobyev

Purist:
Froome
Nibali
Contador
Spilak
Howard
Larsson
Gougeard
Vorobyev
Berhane

I'll probably regret swapping out Westra and Larsson for Vorobvyev and Cunego in my standard team at the last minute(based an Le Petit Prince's downhill skills for the tricky downhill hairpins today).

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
8th June 2014 - 10:54

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Looks like kelderman is feeling recovered Silly
Damn knew I should have picked him! At Wits End

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
8th June 2014 - 11:32

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Not a great start for Kwia

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 11:43

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Looks like the early starters have had a bit of an advantage

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 12:57

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Well, I've cocked this one up. Another fine mess. D Oh

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
8th June 2014 - 13:38

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Me too

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 13:51

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Carlton Kirby must have made a right racket in the bedroom in his day...How can you get so excited over Chris Froome winning a TT..... of which he was the favourite for with most people in the know anyway.... embarrassing Carlton to say the least..

Looking forward to tomorrow`s stage....

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [488 posts]
8th June 2014 - 13:57

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Though saying that, on a whim I put £2.50 each way on Froome... at 16/1! Nice fifty quid profit there to soften the blow of a rubbish fantasy day. Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
8th June 2014 - 14:34

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2,3,11,16,20 today. Not great.

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 14:52

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Froome plus a few minor placings. I dropped Jungels for Barta. Silly

At least I've got the skinsuit badge.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
8th June 2014 - 14:55

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Ha, well I was right about Froome but wrong about everything else. I did have £2 on Froome at 16/1 so that was a nice bonus. Nearly went Talansky but he was so poor in the Romandie TT that I steered clear. Be interesting to see if he's climbing well also...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1603 posts]
8th June 2014 - 14:55

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1,3,9,19 std
2,3,9,10 purist

posted by chiv30 [860 posts]
8th June 2014 - 15:36

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I've gone for
Christopher Froome
Ramunas Navardauskas
Peter Stetina
Simon Spilak
Igor Anton Hernandez
Benat Intxausti
Matthias Brandle
Thomas Voeckler
Maxim Iglinskiy

posted by Coxswain [1 posts]
8th June 2014 - 15:49

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Coxswain wrote:
I've gone for
Christopher Froome
Ramunas Navardauskas
Peter Stetina
Simon Spilak
Igor Anton Hernandez
Benat Intxausti
Matthias Brandle
Thomas Voeckler
Maxim Iglinskiy

Welcome Coxswain.

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 16:01

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Took out Kelderman for Thomas..... WHY?

posted by stevemarks [409 posts]
8th June 2014 - 17:47

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Hmmm. I have absolutely no idea who to pick for tomorrow.

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 17:51

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After that disaster, its penalties all the way, oh well, don't think it can get any worse

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
8th June 2014 - 20:36

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Yep, game over in this one

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 20:49

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Switched out Kwia, who I thought was a dead cert for a high place in the TT, for Nibali.

Standard:

Froome
Nibali
Contador
Lopez
Intxausti
and then 4 3ers because my team is so friggin' expensive.

Purist more of an experiment like most peoples:

Spilak
Intxausti
Navardauskas
Lopez
Yates
Froome
Peraud
plus some other random dudes...

posted by condor_rider_1988 [30 posts]
8th June 2014 - 22:34

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20 penalty points for me tomorrow. 4 changes including Froome, 1 GCer and 2 randoms who I hope are going to go for the mountain points.

My team.

Bob Jungels (TFR)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
Sebastien Reichenbach (IAM)
Simon Spilak (KAT)
Christopher Froome (SKY)
Benat Intxausti (MOV)
Thomas Voeckler (EUC)
Ralf Matzka (TNE)
Anton Vorobyev (KAT)

posted by Joelsim [1200 posts]
8th June 2014 - 22:50

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