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My team for today, one change Gilbert out, Greipel in. 3 transfers for tomorrow.

Andre Greipel (LTB)
Niki Terpstra (OPQ)
Luka Mezgec (GSH)
Andrea Guardini (AST)
Lars Boom (BLK)
Manuel Quinziato (BMC)
Dylan Van Baarle (GRS)
Tom Dumoulin (GSH)
Geraint Thomas (SKY)

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't think it will be a sprint, will be like stage 2

Stybar
Boom
Thomas
Gilbert
Dumoulin
Quinziato
Grivko
Appollonio
Jans

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Don't think it will be a sprint, will be like stage 2

Stybar
Boom
Thomas
Gilbert
Dumoulin
Quinziato
Grivko
Appollonio
Jans

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The bookies are all expecting a sprint.  13

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 2 years ago
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We shall see, if im wrong then im wrong, and hopefully its a sprint win for Appollonio, followed by Jans

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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I went the other way and put Gilbert(and Quinziato) in for Dowsett and Breschel

Qunziato
Gilbert
Thomas
DuMoulin
Sybar
Terpstra
Boom
Guardini
Millar

Conservative move as I'm defending 13th in the Eneco overall and 2nd in Forum's Scorum's......need to pad out my FSUCI ranking pts to confirm protour status much like the riders in real life for when contract time comes round.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Think I know my team for tomorrow's stage already. Gilbert going back in as is Stybar and Grivko.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Greipel has abandoned. B*llocks.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Greipel has abandoned. B*llocks.

Phew......just need Mezgec to follow suit now

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm assuming a sprint, but don't have a sprint team - so most likely I'll get a few GC points and drop down a bit but have transfers for tomorrow. If it gets messy again then that'll be a bonus! I do have Debusschere and Jans though left over from before.

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 2 years ago
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Had Mezgec as well, so 2,5,9 is pretty good. Stybar didn't look too good...

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Yes it was a nasty crash for Stybar. Looked very bloody.

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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You gotta read this:
http://www.zdenekstybar.com/en/news.php?id=1208

Pointed out by Rouleur ‏@rouleurmagazine in their tweet:

What a difference a day makes for poor Zdenek Stybar. This was his inspirational message 24 hours ago: http://www.zdenekstybar.com/en/news.php?id=1208

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Joelsim wrote:

Think I know my team for tomorrow's stage already. Gilbert going back in as is Stybar and Grivko.

Maybe not Stybar.

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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Just to make you all aware. Stybar did finish and will be staying in the startlist

151 Zdenek STYBAR CZE OPQ 29 +0
152 Alexander PORSEV RUS KAT 28 +0
DNF André GREIPEL GER LTB 32
DNF Jay MCCARTHY AUS TCS 22
DNF Antoine DUCHESNE

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

... Stybar did finish...

Nice. I'm like a crack addict... When can I start to get my daily fix of the 'We're Currently Updating the Game.' screen?  39 I'm like a dog in Pavlov's lab drooling at the sound of a bell... Where's my screen so I can start clicking 'Refresh' repeatedly?... I need it... Don't deny me that addictive, compulsive behavior, please!...  38

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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*behaviour enrique. You sound like you live in New York or summat.

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:

...Don't deny me that addictive, compulsive behavior...

, Behavior, behaviour, tomato, tomatoe, just don't stop!... please!... Yes! It has started... God! Finally! Yes!  41 I can begin clicking... and clicking... and clicking... I can't help it...  7

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh... It came too soon.. I thought it would last longer...  7 I get to see the scores now!  1

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Hmm. Just how hard is Stybar? Tempted to take a pen and give him the heave-ho...  39

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Shouldn't Sergent have scored points for leading the Points Competition?

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Think the Eneco weirdly has two points comps; this league scores one of them (I think).

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

... how hard is Stybar?...

Hard as nails... But here's an update from OPQ...

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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Sergent....he's 19th in the points

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Not on PCS he isn't.

Where they have missed out the top 18 riders.

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tony kappler [93 posts] 2 years ago
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I would have thought being carted off to hospital in an ambulance would have made the rider a non finisher. Is this usual? Maybe if the ambulance has to drive through the finish line.

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 2 years ago
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He must have gotten himself over the finishline unaided before going to hospital.

As for the points, there is a prime example why we don't use none official site......

Here is the full points standing from Eneco site

Lotto points classification
1 Andrea Guardini ASTANA PRO TEAM 45
2 Lars Boom BELKIN PROCYCLING TEAM 44
3 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PROCYCLING TEAM 44
4 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 43
5 Zdenek Stybar OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM 38
6 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR 37
7 Manuel Quinziato BMC RACING TEAM 36
8 Jens Debusschere LOTTO BELISOL 36
9 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 30
10 Michael Van Staeyen TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE 29
11 Roy Jans WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT 26
12 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING 25
13 Luka Mezgec TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 25
14 Pavel Brutt TEAM KATUSHA 24
15 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 22
16 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA 22
17 Giacomo Nizzolo TREK FACTORY RACING 22
18 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING 19
19 Jesse Sergent TREK FACTORY RACING 17
20 Boy van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING 17
21 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA 15
22 Alexis Gougeard AG2R LA MONDIALE 15
23 Stephen Cummings BMC RACING TEAM 15
24 Laurens De Vreese WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT 13
25 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA 13
26 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 13
27 Davide Appollonio AG2R LA MONDIALE 13
28 Tyler Farrar GARMIN-SHARP 13
29 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PROCYCLING TEAM 12
30 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM 12
31 Moreno Moser CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING 12
32 Julien Vermote OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM 11
33 Stig Broeckx LOTTO BELISOL 10
34 Nikolay Trusov TEAM TINKOFF-SAXO 10
35 Rohan Dennis GARMIN-SHARP 10
36 Kevin Van Melsen WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT 9
37 Frederik Veuchelen WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT 8
38 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM 8
39 Kenneth Vanbilsen TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE 6
40 Jens Keukeleire ORICA-GREENEDGE 5
41 Alex Dowsett MOVISTAR TEAM 5
42 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 5
43 Philippe Gilbert BMC RACING TEAM 3
44 Ruslan Tleubayev ASTANA PRO TEAM 3

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Gmancervelo [64 posts] 2 years ago
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obutterwick wrote:

Shouldn't Sergent have scored points for leading the Points Competition?

You're probably looking at PCS, who for some bizarre reason have missed the first 18 riders in the standing, Sergent is 19th. Guardini is winning.

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enrique [2346 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

... there is a prime example why we don't use none official site...

I have to agree with you... For the record, at least from my end, the truth is I have absolutely no qualms about using the official site for scoring... That is very thorough and professional of you... I think the only time I feel fairly, if not completely, confident in using PCS is for their 'Confirmed' start lists for a race... I think thay are more (!) than reliable when they put that green check mark beside a team, otherwise, maybe not so much, but if I see a green checkmark beside that team, I feel certain those riders are riding... they're pretty good about that... Wiggins at the Eneco tour was an example of that... But I, for as much as I love PCS, mainly because it's one place to visit, instead of going to each race's website, applaud your stance about using the 'official' site... I just think it's ok to use PCS to populate a game start list as early as possible, which will be revised anyways, and I think they're a great starting point, as was the case with Eneco, especially if you can't (!) get a 'provisional' start list from the organizers of a race... So good job, G! But don't get me wrong, I for one, am only advocating the use of PCS for getting a game roster going... For the rest of the stuff, like the scoring, well, I think you're doing exactly what you need to do! Good job!  1 Have a cookie!  1

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tony kappler [93 posts] 2 years ago
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Totally agree that you have to use the official site. But what criteria do organisers use to say the rider finishes the stage. Stybar was definitely going into the ambulance. And I saw a Katusha rider wheeling Porsev's bike over the finish line. Maybe that's it; your bike just has to make it. Weird.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Damn....didn't get to see the stage yesterday OR any news about it and may have only had a few minutes for transfers this morning....now I've made them and works settled down I see this......

Penalty for Stybar it'll have to be  20

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