Tour de France Stage 11

by enrique   July 14, 2014  

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

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There is no stage tomorrow, its a rest day

‘It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.’

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posted by stumps [2782 posts]
14th July 2014 - 18:32

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Changes made, fate sealed. Roll on the last-minute retirement announcements.

493rd in GC Fantasy TdF 2014

posted by Sanderville [215 posts]
15th July 2014 - 13:21

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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.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
15th July 2014 - 14:35

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Hope nobody misses the Cancellara news...

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posted by Dux89 [113 posts]
15th July 2014 - 14:46

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Dux89 wrote:
Hope nobody misses the Cancellara news...

Sshhh.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
15th July 2014 - 17:05

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
16th July 2014 - 8:40

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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

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
16th July 2014 - 9:12

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Sagan
Gerrans
GVA
Chavanel
Nibali
Bardet
Pichot
Vachon
Tara-May

No changes for tomorrow.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
16th July 2014 - 9:38

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Surprised nobody thinking kwiat for today

posted by chiv30 [875 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:14

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Roche and Trentin in for today. Instead of Sagan

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:29

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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)

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:32

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Nibs
Porte
Pinot
Bardet
Rogers
Albasini
Tommy V
JVDB
TVG
1 transfer saved

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:48

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Sagz
Nibbles
J-Rod
Rogers
Voeckler
Bakelants
Van Summeren
Gerard
Taaramae

MUST RESIST TRANSFERS TOMORROW Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7406 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:57

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1646 posts]
16th July 2014 - 11:12

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
16th July 2014 - 12:33

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3,4,5,9 plus Nibs & Purito for me today.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
16th July 2014 - 16:38

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Another rubbish day - just Sagan and Gerrans in top ten - which is about par for the course this year At Wits End

posted by allezrider [73 posts]
16th July 2014 - 17:01

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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.

posted by nicholassmith [68 posts]
16th July 2014 - 17:18

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brought sagan and gerrans in, and gallopin instead of trentin for his 6 GC points- that worked for a change! Smile

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
16th July 2014 - 18:08

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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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posted by Dux89 [113 posts]
16th July 2014 - 21:11

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
16th July 2014 - 22:05

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

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
17th July 2014 - 9:20

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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.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3976 posts]
17th July 2014 - 11:04

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Poor old Talansky abandons this morning after all that kerfuffle yesterday!

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
17th July 2014 - 11:18

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