Eneco tour

by livestrongnick   August 9, 2014  

Hi any idea when this is gonna be open please? Big Grin

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When we are ready to open it, lol.

Should be open today at some point. I loaded the provisional list lastnight.

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posted by Gkam84 [9117 posts]
9th August 2014 - 10:59

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Gkam84 wrote:
When we are ready to open it, lol.
That's rude... Waiting

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
9th August 2014 - 13:16

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NOW

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7596 posts]
9th August 2014 - 14:03

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Cheers team Applause

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
9th August 2014 - 14:51

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PCS is showing a confirmed Sky team without Wiggins, but the game is showing Wiggins... Who's right?... Crap!... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
9th August 2014 - 22:05

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The Eneco line-up isn't right on the game for a number of riders

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
9th August 2014 - 22:18

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I loaded the OFFICIAL provisional startlist last night.

PCS can take a run and jump, they are not official and take things from left right and centre.

We only use OFFICIAL startlists and results from the UCI or OFFICIAL sites to do the scoring.

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posted by Gkam84 [9117 posts]
9th August 2014 - 22:25

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...PCS can take a run and jump...
That's unprofessional... Waiting
Gkam84 wrote:
... OFFICIAL startlists... OFFICIAL sites...
THANK YOU.

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
10th August 2014 - 5:54

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The start list isn't my issue its the lack of profiles. I know the stages are flat but would still be nice to see if there are any nasty bumps to make a difference to a stage finish Thinking
(referring to official site before anyone gets offended)

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th August 2014 - 9:47

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livestrongnick wrote:
The start list isn't my issue its the lack of profiles. I know the stages are flat but would still be nice to see if there are any nasty bumps to make a difference to a stage finish Thinking
(referring to official site before anyone gets offended)

The last 3 have a few 'bergs' in them listed in the 'details' section of the stage if you look on the maps on PCS or Cycling Fever startlists plus a little profile at the bottom.....but you need to magnify it a bit to make sense of it

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
10th August 2014 - 10:17

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Finally picked my teams after much deliberation. Loads of sprinters in this!

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
10th August 2014 - 11:24

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Here is perhaps the best preview of it that I've seen

http://www.podiumcafe.com/2014/8/6/5973171/because-you-asked-nay-demande...

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
10th August 2014 - 11:24

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Cheers ray, good preview that thanks Applause

Purist team completely riped apart after reading that Silly

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posted by livestrongnick [1923 posts]
10th August 2014 - 15:19

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enrique wrote:
PCS is showing a confirmed Sky team without Wiggins, but the game is showing Wiggins...

Gkam84 wrote:
... PCS... take things from left right and centre...

I guess PCS can be trusted when they have their team 'Confirmed'. Team Sky does not (!) show Wiggins on their Eneco lineup:

http://www.teamsky.com/races/0,27631,2014,00.html#month=08

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
10th August 2014 - 16:49

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But he should have rode, and sky only confirmed the change this afternoon, and it was tweeted by the official Eneco tour

And he won't be in much longer as I now have the startlist (which seems to be more up to date than PCS)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4098 posts]
10th August 2014 - 17:12

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
... I now have the startlist (which seems to be more up to date than PCS)
I guess if it's the official start list it then it makes sense for it be more up-to-date than PCS... Thinking I believe as soon as PCS see it, they'll update their list, too... But I feel pretty good that PCS does a fine job with their 'confirmed' teams... even the 'official' start lists have to be updated, which you and G have obviously had to do, even if they're 'official', but once a team has a 'confirmed' green checkmark on PCS, as Team Sky had today and yesterday, I think they those riders can be trusted as starters, barring unforeseen circumstances which would probably take the race organizers by surprise, too... Good job with the constant updates, though, TER! Fantastic! Smile

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
10th August 2014 - 18:23

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Sagan's withdrawal rather sudden. So many other pricey sprinters who seem pretty evenly matched though (unless Andre Greipel has found a bit more form than he had in the Tour).

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posted by Dux89 [116 posts]
10th August 2014 - 18:24

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Sagan's withdrawal rather sudden. So many other pricey sprinters who seem pretty evenly matched though (unless Andre Greipel has found a bit more form than he had in the Tour).

Lotto have said...

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
10th August 2014 - 19:51

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Lotto have said...

Ah, Plain Face you made me look it up... 'In the bunch sprints we have both André Greipel and Jens Debusschere to strive for a win. Greipel didn't race since the Tour. We will decide who's to be our main sprinter day by day.'

http://www.lottobelisol.be/en/preview-eneco-tour-2057.htm

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
10th August 2014 - 21:10

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I'm finding this very difficult. Have made about 20 changes so far. 9am will arrive and I will be stuck/relieved.

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
10th August 2014 - 22:22

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Im pretty set, however I have 5 sprinters, but I want 6, but I don't want to have to make 30 penalties for stage 3, so sticking with 5 sprinters and 1 other means I would only have to make 20 penalties.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4098 posts]
10th August 2014 - 22:35

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I have 7 if not 8.

posted by Joelsim [1611 posts]
10th August 2014 - 23:44

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Hmm, I've ended up with 8 sprinters and 1 TT/GC in my standard, so probably some penalty transfers after stage 2.

Purist is sprinter-lite with 5 top GC guys and the best of the cheaper sprinters.

The start of Eneco means its a year since my last stage win! Thanks to Renshaw, but it all went wrong after that due to my stubbornness against picking Stybar.

This time around, as usual I will pick the wrong one out of Stybar/Terpstra, and exacerbate it by picking the wrong one out of Gilbert/GVA. So paranoid am I that I have guarded against that kind of thing today by picking both Greipel AND Debusschere, which probably doesn't make much sense...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
11th August 2014 - 7:42

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...I will pick the wrong one out of Stybar/Terpstra, and exacerbate it by picking the wrong one out of Gilbert/GVA. So paranoid am I that I have guarded against that kind of thing today by picking both Greipel AND Debusschere, which probably doesn't make much sense...
It's comforting to see that type of paranoia in another... I am so fearful of missing out on points I almost did the same thing you did with Greipel and Debusschere... I hope you get points for both! Smile I left Boonen out today and I wish I had the balls to choose him... I'm always afraid he'll put his Superman cape on and blow by everyone when he's not in my team... I'm paranoid Sad ... All yesterday I dwelled on, what if Boonen decides he wants the ENECO title for himself?... Could he ride off and leave Stybar behind? Or would he work for Stybar even if he feels extremely fit?... Thinking That's (!) what makes loaded teams like OPQ and Lotto so unpredictable... and I hate (!) losing out on points... Which is why I propose next year we go to 15 man teams and a budget of 500 credits...

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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
11th August 2014 - 13:44

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chrisdstripes wrote:
... I have... both Greipel AND Debusschere...
enrique wrote:
... I hope you get points for both!...
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posted by enrique [1879 posts]
11th August 2014 - 16:40

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enrique wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
... I have... both Greipel AND Debusschere...
enrique wrote:
... I hope you get points for both!...
Party

Doubled up too. Thinking that Debusschere was reasonably cheap, and if Greipel bagged the stage he'd at least get the teammate bonus.

Just Greips in me purist though Thinking

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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
11th August 2014 - 17:44

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