The purist TDF thread (2014)

by Ghedebrav   July 9, 2014  

The place to share your purist team and discuss how it's getting on so far. With Cav, Froome & the good value Modolo all out, I'm guessing a few have already taken a hit, while those with Nibali & Sagan are sitting pretty.

FWIW, my team:

Sagan
Kittel
Machado
Bardet
Yates
Pinot
Izaguirre
Oliviera
Kruijswijk

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Never any good at the purists game socwent break away plus couple possible GC guys. Paid off a little bit with 2 going on breaks but T.J today has kinda messed me up I think?
TJ
Bardet
Kittel
Costa
Hansen
Voigt
Tommy V
Reichenbach
Albasini

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
9th July 2014 - 22:46

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Being as though i thought id made a mistake with Boom, I think in the end my purist team will end up ok apart from the lose of Modolo

Contador
Bardet
JVDB
Sagan
Boom
Visconti
Voeckler
Bideau
(Modolo)

Having looked at the teams ahead of me in the forum, I could/should gain ground back with the combo of Bardet/Contador/JVDB, and if Boom could get in a break or too as well, ive got a decent chance of doing well.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3788 posts]
9th July 2014 - 22:57

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My two teams, playing standard as purist aswell and playing the Skoda game with transfers

Darwin Atapuma
Alejandro Valverde
Bauke Mollema
Tom Jelte Slagter
Michael Albasini
Rafal Majka
Niki Terpstra
Tanel Kangert
Giovanni Visconti

Tanel Kangert
Mark Cavendish
Alberto Contador
Christopher Froome
Michal Kwiatkowski
Giovanni Visconti
Rein Taaramae
Alexandre Pichot
Kristijan Durasek

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posted by Gkam84 [8701 posts]
9th July 2014 - 23:53

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My purist team got 4 points today.

I am Roy Hodgson.

posted by Joelsim [967 posts]
10th July 2014 - 0:05

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Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (TNE)
Marcel Kittel (GSH)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Sacha Modolo (LAM)
Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Andre Greipel (LTB)
Arnaud Gerard (BSE)
Florian Vachon (BSE)
Paul Voss (TNE)

Utter tripe.

posted by Joelsim [967 posts]
10th July 2014 - 0:06

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Bertie
Kittel
Pinaut
JVDB
Peraud
Yates
Machado
Taaramae
Tom Dumoulin

posted by chiv30 [852 posts]
10th July 2014 - 8:02

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Froome out leaves me

Kittel
Bardet
Sagan
Costa

and some filling

Visconti
Vachon
Oliviera
Taaramae

Currently hovering just outside the top 100, The leaders mostly appear to have Nibali, and if he stays in Yellow for the next week as appears reasonably possible, it is going to be difficult for me to make up much ground.

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
10th July 2014 - 8:32

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Joelsim wrote:
Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (TNE)
Marcel Kittel (GSH)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Sacha Modolo (LAM)
Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Andre Greipel (LTB)
Arnaud Gerard (BSE)
Florian Vachon (BSE)
Paul Voss (TNE)

Utter tripe.

Ouch! bad luck.

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
10th July 2014 - 8:35

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stevemarks wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (TNE)
Marcel Kittel (GSH)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Sacha Modolo (LAM)
Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Andre Greipel (LTB)
Arnaud Gerard (BSE)
Florian Vachon (BSE)
Paul Voss (TNE)

Utter tripe.

Ouch! bad luck.

I thought as I am rubbish at Purist that I would stage hunt.

Appears I am now stage hunting for the Lanterne Rouge.

posted by Joelsim [967 posts]
10th July 2014 - 9:38

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Joelsim wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (TNE)
Marcel Kittel (GSH)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Sacha Modolo (LAM)
Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Andre Greipel (LTB)
Arnaud Gerard (BSE)
Florian Vachon (BSE)
Paul Voss (TNE)

Utter tripe.

Ouch! bad luck.

I thought as I am rubbish at Purist that I would stage hunt.

Appears I am now stage hunting for the Lanterne Rouge.

It wasn't a bad idea and it had occurred to me too as a possibility, but with the sprint stages frontloaded, it seemed most people would have their teams crammed with sprinters at the start anyway.

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
10th July 2014 - 13:29

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I've lost Froome but still got all the rest so fingers crossed my others will do all right. Without a main GC man though i cant see me getting anywhere near the top end.

Andrew Talansky
Tom Dumoulin
Jurgen Van Den Broeck
Christopher Froome - gone home poorly Crying
Marcel Kittel
Simon Yates
Rein Taaramae
Giovanni Visconti
Jurgen Roelandts

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2680 posts]
10th July 2014 - 13:50

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Thinking of renaming mine 'Grey's Anatomy' with Froome and Modolo greyed out with ailments!!

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
10th July 2014 - 14:03

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