Tour de France stage 8: la vie en Vosges

by Ghedebrav   July 12, 2014  

Proper climbs beckon! For me today is a Valver-day. An outside chance of Porte, perhaps, but I couldn't squeeze him in.

What do you all think?

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Its impossible to predict this one.....The guys cannot keep racing full on everyday, so maybe today will be the day that they let a big break go away...
If not then you could name 50 riders who you could make a case for and Valverde and Porte are certainly in that group...
If its a GC showdown at the end, I personally think that Kwia is made for this finish...
It should be a great finale today though, carrying on what is becoming a fantastic Tour...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [490 posts]
12th July 2014 - 8:31

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Well I've gone all GC for this stage and managed it with only a 10 point penalty so hopefully it will go to plan and I'll grab a decent score Thinking

posted by chiv30 [861 posts]
12th July 2014 - 8:31

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I've kept Sagan in, but only because to take him out would cost me a penalty, therefore requiring at least a 20 point minimum gain for whoever came in in his place, given he may hang in the youth classification & he's bound to pick up some sprint points as well.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
12th July 2014 - 9:04

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Valver-day. I like that.

I've gone for Purito, Valverde and Kwiato. Purito's a gamble as he's not woken up yet, but if as I suspect he's after the KOM jersey he'll want to start getting on the score sheet. And he's far enough back on GC that no-one will bother chasing him.

Should be an interesting day though... with tomorrow and Monday's stages also in the Vosges, will the GC guys start launching now, or wait until Monday to try and blow out Nibali?

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posted by Gizmo_ [827 posts]
12th July 2014 - 11:27

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I think contador will try to attack today as he should be able to outclimb his nibs if he's on a good day....

posted by chiv30 [861 posts]
12th July 2014 - 11:32

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Damn this forum. This post wasn't here when I started mine, but the times say different!
Meh se la vie Silly

Kwia
Gallopin
JVDB
Nibs
Sagan
Porte
Bidaeu
Pichot
Taaramae

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posted by livestrongnick [1790 posts]
12th July 2014 - 13:00

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Good day (hopefully) for my Pick Three Frenchmen squad - Chava & Kadri in the break (alas none in my actual or purist squads)

Am I right in thinking this is the first day without a NetApp or Seche guy in the break?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
12th July 2014 - 13:37

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I've got Contador, nibali, valverde, Porte and Yates.

Took 30 point penalty but Yates and Gc points will cover tgat

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
12th July 2014 - 14:48

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I had yates in my team at one point last night but went for gallopin At Wits End D Oh

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posted by livestrongnick [1790 posts]
12th July 2014 - 15:46

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enrique wrote:
...or maybe you could have a [blank] while waiting for the game to update... Thinking
How about a clock that says what time the updating started?... That would be entertaining... Thinking Or a countdown clock like the one for the stage deadline, saying 'Updating should be completed in 15 min 33 sec'... Or something that says' Gkam started the updating process abot 15 minutes ago. It won't be long before he finishes. In the meanwhile, click 'here' to see the Skoda Fantasy Cycling scores'... Thinking At least I could stare blankly at a screen that says something other than 'We're currently updating the game.'.. It should be soothing... But it isn't... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1742 posts]
12th July 2014 - 18:20

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
the skoda one's not doing a season's worth of calculations on 2,500 riders...
enrique wrote:
Why don't you run that part of the update during the race itself when there's no traffic in the game?...
If it really is the rider updates that make the processs slower, why don't you run that during the race while no one is playing? I don't think rider stats change that much if they're behind one stage... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1742 posts]
12th July 2014 - 18:23

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You could show the sheet music for some elavator music, or sing alomg.
ta ta ta ta da dee dee dee
ta ta ta ta da dee dee dee
ta ta ta ta da dee dee dee
ta ta da dee...dee....dee

repeat
repeat
repeat...........and on and on and onnnn annd onnnnnnnn.

Oh BTW I didn't follow my game plan, so team in tatters, need the rest day.

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posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
12th July 2014 - 18:29

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A breaker might have won the day, but the Contador/Nibali crew still put up a lot of points. Hopefully that happens again tomorrow, I'm not really feeling like switching everyone out to roll the dice on MAYBE having one guy get into the break.

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posted by Dux89 [96 posts]
12th July 2014 - 23:14

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enrique wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:
the skoda one's not doing a season's worth of calculations on 2,500 riders...
enrique wrote:
Why don't you run that part of the update during the race itself when there's no traffic in the game?...
If it really is the rider updates that make the processs slower, why don't you run that during the race while no one is playing? I don't think rider stats change that much if they're behind one stage... Thinking

Its the whole process that takes the time, you can't just run different bits at different times as everything is coupled. Updating the rider scores/stats is the needed to update all the league standings and so on and so forth. For the 20 or so minutes it takes to run the update, it wouldn't be worth it to run parts at different times anyway, as the game will ultimately still be unavailable for the same period.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3908 posts]
13th July 2014 - 9:54

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