Eneco stage 5

by Joelsim   August 15, 2014  

My team for today, spent ages deliberating on this one, which usually means a damp squib in the race. I've found the amount of time I spend sorting my team out is inversely proportional to the results I get.

Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
Niki Terpstra (OPQ)
Sep Vanmarcke (BLK)
Marco Marcato (CAD)
Lars Boom (BLK)
Manuel Quinziato (BMC)
Dylan Van Baarle (GRS)
Tom Dumoulin (GSH)
Geraint Thomas (SKY)

I've not changed Purist.

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Gilbert
Dumoulin
Vanmarcke
Boom
Quinziato
Van Bilsen
Thomas
Terpstra
Guardini

10 pen points Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
15th August 2014 - 9:29

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Well I have 7 the same as both you guys

Boom
Vanmarcke
Terpstra
Gilbert
Thomas
Quinziato
Dumoulin

My other 2 are

Jans
Grivko

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
15th August 2014 - 9:41

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Dumoulin
Gilbert
Quinziato
Vanmarcke
Jans
Terpstra
Boom
Grivko
Thomas

One trade remaining. Looking up to the two non purist teams ahead of me
Same team as TER. making a comment at the same time

posted by cherrypicked [172 posts]
15th August 2014 - 9:45

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I very nearly didn't go for Vanmarcke, Fabu instead and I really really wanted to get Keukliere in for today but couldn't do it without incurring penalty points.

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 10:39

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Marcato & Van Baarle vs Jans & Grivko vs VanBilson & Guardini

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 10:50

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Was tempted by Keukeleire but ended up only making one change - Terpstra in for Mezgec. Kept Debusschere on a hunch and he's in the early break according to Twitter, not much of a gap yet though. "Debusschere, Trentin, Lastras and Rovny have 50 secs"

Terpstra
Cancellara
Dumoulin
Boom
Thomas
Gilbert
Debusschere
Jans
Van Melsen

Looks like I'm cheering on Spartacus today based on the teams revealed so far!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
15th August 2014 - 11:51

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Aagh. I seriously considered Trentin too.

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 11:56

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Cancellara
Dumoulin
Boom
Thomas
Quinziato
Grivko
Jans
Keukeleire
TOMMEKE!

Taking a flyer on Sep and PhilGil because I couldn't either without sacrificing Boonen.

posted by Twybaydos [358 posts]
15th August 2014 - 12:56

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Twybaydos wrote:
Cancellara
Dumoulin
Boom
Thomas
Quinziato
Grivko
Jans
Keukeleire
TOMMEKE!

Taking a flyer on Sep and PhilGil because I couldn't either without sacrificing Boonen.

Will be interesting to see. Those on my want list last night were Phil G, Fabu, Boonen, Trentin, Vanmarcke, Keukeleire and GVA. And ended up with Phil G, Vanmarcke and filler Marcato. I must have spent 2 hours in and out with these riders.

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 13:06

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2,5,6,7,10 for me

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
15th August 2014 - 14:36

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5 in the top 10 for me too, plus Cancellara and Debusschere. 3 transfers for tomorrow, have to decide whether to drop Cancellara or Terpstra to get the funds in for the riders I want...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
15th August 2014 - 14:44

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chrisdstripes wrote:
5 in the top 10 for me too, plus Cancellara and Debusschere. 3 transfers for tomorrow, have to decide whether to drop Cancellara or Terpstra to get the funds in for the riders I want...

The question is, do you have any idea of the riders you want for tomorrow???

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 14:52

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1,5,7,10

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posted by backflipbedlem [827 posts]
15th August 2014 - 14:57

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Glad I didn't pick Boonen Laughing

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 15:06

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He's been in the team since Monday in expectation of his sprinting and prologue time trialling.

Thanks Tom, thanks. You can do one tomorrow.

I thought I saw an Orica finish near the top yet Keukeleire is not in the top 10

posted by Twybaydos [358 posts]
15th August 2014 - 15:21

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It was him as he is now 10th on GC.

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 15:28

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He was 15th I believe

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
15th August 2014 - 15:45

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Joelsim wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
5 in the top 10 for me too, plus Cancellara and Debusschere. 3 transfers for tomorrow, have to decide whether to drop Cancellara or Terpstra to get the funds in for the riders I want...

The question is, do you have any idea of the riders you want for tomorrow???


One definite, but apart from that its tricky I grant you...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
15th August 2014 - 16:54

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Team done. Last night 2 hours, tonight 2 minutes. Should be a good one.

posted by Joelsim [1444 posts]
15th August 2014 - 19:25

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My problem is getting rid of cancellara and boonen means I have too many spare points

posted by Twybaydos [358 posts]
15th August 2014 - 21:36

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