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Might as well not waste a duplicate thread and start [the day after] tomorrrow's with this one.  1 Comment edited due to the comment below.

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stumps [3184 posts] 1 year ago
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There is no stage tomorrow, its a rest day

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sanderville [314 posts] 1 year ago
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Changes made, fate sealed. Roll on the last-minute retirement announcements.

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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Can someone check the Dumoulins points on the various stages. Looks like they may be wrong on at least stage 2 and stage 10 with Sam getting Tom's points.

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Dux89 [194 posts] 1 year ago
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Hope nobody misses the Cancellara news...

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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Dux89 wrote:

Hope nobody misses the Cancellara news...

Sshhh.

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 1 year ago
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Today you'd think would be a nailed-on lumpy transition stage breakaway win. But this is a very Sagan-ey stage too, and Cannondale have a few peloton alliances that might mean it comes down to a punchy sprinter finish.

By the way, anyone have any thoughts on what Tinkoff-Saxo will be riding for without Contador? Majka made it fairly clear he didn't even want to be there, Kreuziger (who presumably would've been 'plan B') was popped before the race, Rogers is there but has a Giro in his legs...

Nico Roche stage win?

Tell you what, though - the Vuelta should be fantastic.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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Contador has to come out today obviously and it looks like Purito is going to be KOM so that's an obvious replacement.

Bertie droping out probably means we can start considering Bennati for stage wins on the medium/flat stuff.....not yet though.

I don't think I've seen as many French Flags on my team for a long time:

Contador/Fuglsang/Machado/VanDenBroeck out

J.Rodriguez/Bardet/Peraud/Albasini in

Nibali
Porte
J-Rod
Bardet
Peraud
Pinot-SKY's the limit!!
Voeckler
Albasini
Bideau

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 1 year ago
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Sagan
Gerrans
GVA
Chavanel
Nibali
Bardet
Pichot
Vachon
Tara-May

No changes for tomorrow.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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Surprised nobody thinking kwiat for today

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 1 year ago
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Roche and Trentin in for today. Instead of Sagan

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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1 penalty for me today.

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Simon Gerrans (OGE)
Peter Sagan (CAD)
Vincenzo Nibali (AST)
Daniele Bennati (TSB)
Matteo Trentin (OPQ)
Rein Taaramae (COF)
Giovanni Visconti (MOV)
Alexandre Pichot (EUC)

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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Nibs
Porte
Pinot
Bardet
Rogers
Albasini
Tommy V
JVDB
TVG
1 transfer saved

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 1 year ago
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Sagz
Nibbles
J-Rod
Rogers
Voeckler
Bakelants
Van Summeren
Gerard
Taaramae

MUST RESIST TRANSFERS TOMORROW  1

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chrisdstripes [1704 posts] 1 year ago
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Sagan
Nibali
Pinot
Porte
Bakelants
Chavanel
Voeckler
Visconti
Vachon

Wanted a Saxo rider but couldn't decide who so stuck with my original plan...

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:
Dux89 wrote:

Hope nobody misses the Cancellara news...

Sshhh.

Yep that's the lowlife culture here, cheats

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 1 year ago
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I did have Kwia in my squad but he's out as I wanted both Gerrans and GVA in. I might regret it, but there it is. I don't know how much his & Martin's doomed escape took out of him, or what his powers of recovery are; I'd guess he'd be happy to roll in with the main GC group (and I doubt he'd be allowed to get away in a break, he's not that far down in GC still).

Famous last words, maybe...

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:
Dux89 wrote:

Hope nobody misses the Cancellara news...

YOUTH OVERALL STAGE 2 ...have given tom's points to sam on most stages and 10.
1. SAGAN Peter 51 CANNONDALE 09h 52' 45''
2. BARDET Romain 82 AG2R LA MONDIALE 09h 52' 45'' + 00' 00''
3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal 74 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 09h 52' 45'' + 00' 00''
4. PINOT Thibaut 127 FDJ.FR 09h 52' 59'' + 00' 14''
5. TOM !!!! DUMOULIN Tom 106 TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 09h 52' 59'' + 00' 14''

Samuel Dumoulin AG2R La Mondiale 1

WRONG.
Sshhh.

opps again.

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Joelsim [1963 posts] 1 year ago
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3,4,5,9 plus Nibs & Purito for me today.

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allezrider [92 posts] 1 year ago
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Another rubbish day - just Sagan and Gerrans in top ten - which is about par for the course this year  102

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nicholassmith [92 posts] 1 year ago
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I had Kwia in, hoping he was going to have a better day but he died off towards the end. Swapped in Sagan and made a few other changes for tomorrow, the last real chance for him to have a go for the next few days.

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johnny2names [198 posts] 1 year ago
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brought sagan and gerrans in, and gallopin instead of trentin for his 6 GC points- that worked for a change!  1

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Dux89 [194 posts] 1 year ago
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I did the exact same thing. Figured Gallopin would get a few points in the sprint and I'd be safe with his GC points. Ended up being the best decision I've made all competition.

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 1 year ago
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I don't know why I didn't pick Gallopin today. Seems obvious in hindsight. Oh well. Not the worst day ever for me, Bardet finishing high helped. No changes for tomorrow, saving the transfers for the proper big mountains.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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Looks like Degenkolb's back on form......probably bringing him in tomorrow?

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TERatcliffe26 [4464 posts] 1 year ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Looks like Degenkolb's back on form......probably bringing him in tomorrow?

Ive brought him in, along with Gerrans. After all Nibs and Porte who I axed only scored 22 points between them for stage 11, so thought id take the risk as no penalties were required, and will still have 4 transfers for tomorrow.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 1 year ago
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Poor old Talansky abandons this morning after all that kerfuffle yesterday!

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Can someone check the Dumoulins points on the various stages. Looks like they may be wrong on at least stage 2 and stage 10 with Sam getting Tom's points.

Please!