Vuelta stage 1

by Joelsim   August 23, 2014  

All tinkering done, not going to touch it again until after the stage. Promise.

It was a tricky pick this one so as not to have to make a million changes this week.

Suffice it to say I've got 3 Europcar, 3 MTN and 3 Caja Rural riders in for the TTT.

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Looking at some of the pictures, I would only ditch Jungels, the rest look alright, but might be weary round the course and go a little slower

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posted by Gkam84 [8865 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 16:50

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I didn't ditch them after all.

Samuel Sanchez (BMC)
Fabio Felline (TFR)
Manuel Quinziato (BMC)
Yaroslav Popovych (TFR)
Michael Matthews (OGE)
Tony Martin (OPQ)
Tom Boonen (OPQ)
Koldo Fernandez (GRS)
Moreno Hofland (BLK)

Half an eye on tomorrow. 3 changes probably (famous last words).

posted by Joelsim [1399 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 17:00

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Standard

Boonen
Hofland
Bouhanni
Rowe
Pelucchi
Matthews
Wyss
J Moreno
Erviti

Purist

Wilco
Uran
Craddock
Bouhanni
JVDB
Lulu
Craven
Kudus
Mas

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posted by livestrongnick [1837 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 17:20

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Purist team

Froome
Quintana
Matthews
Barguil
Debusschere
Felline
Landa
Kudus
Tschopp

posted by Twybaydos [351 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 17:21

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Team 1

Joaquin Rodriguez
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Jose Rodolfo Serpa
Wilco Kelderman
Andrew Talansky
Rohan Dennis
Romain Sicard
Luis Leon Sanchez (last minute change and took Coppel out)
Jonathan Fumeaux

Team 2

Ryder Hesjedal
Daniele Bennati
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Steve Morabito
Damiano Caruso
Ivan Santaromita
Mikel Nieve
Samuel Sanchez
Tanel Kangert

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posted by Gkam84 [8865 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 17:31

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Going for TTT, trek crash messed those plans up slightly, but hey ho!
We'll see

2 TFR, 2 OPQ, 2 SKY, 2 BMC, 1 MOV

Cancellara
Zubeldia
Uran
Velits
Froome
Rowe
Wyss
Warbasse
Erviti

2 TFR, 2 MOV, 2 OPQ, 2 SKY, 1 BMC

Arredondo
Zubeldia
Izaguirre
Erviti
Uran
Velits
Froome
Rowe
Wyss

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posted by backflipbedlem [771 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 18:26

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backflipbedlem wrote:
Going for TTT, trek crash messed those plans up slightly, but hey ho!
We'll see

2 TFR, 2 OPQ, 2 SKY, 2 BMC, 1 MOV

Cancellara
Zubeldia
Uran
Velits
Froome
Rowe
Wyss
Warbasse
Erviti

2 TFR, 2 MOV, 2 OPQ, 2 SKY, 1 BMC

Arredondo
Zubeldia
Izaguirre
Erviti
Uran
Velits
Froome
Rowe
Wyss

Well that pretty much failed!

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posted by backflipbedlem [771 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 19:38

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Well that was a turn up for the books.

posted by Joelsim [1399 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 19:46

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Disaster. Taking two penalty points for tomorrow.

Given the unpredictability of TTTs, especially on a short course with tiny time gaps, I should've just picked for tomorrow. I'd have probably done better AND wouldn't have had to take the penalty hit - in fact I've had two in the bank.

Will be hard to recover from this - I started well in both the Giro and the Tour, and was able to save transfers. Not this time...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 20:04

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Fairly happy in the end, 7 riders in the top 5 teams (2 Mov, OGE, 2 trek, 2 OPQS) and only one non-scorer who was a 3 point rider, and 1st and 5th on GC

Castroviejo
Moreno
Matthews
Stuyven
Cancellara
Verona
Martin
Hofland
Fominykh

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3969 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 20:09

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4 transfers made already.

You will be very close to the top TER

posted by Joelsim [1399 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 20:17

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Looks like it's time to take some penalty points.

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posted by Dux89 [109 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 20:18

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Put Castroviejo in as a late transfer!!. Basically hedged my bets in the end with 2 Ast, 2 Trek and one from OPQ, BMC, MOV, SKY and Orica. Giant surprised me

two pens was always the plan for tomorrow,

posted by Twybaydos [351 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 20:44

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Scores coming, I meant to do them before I had a nap and fell asleep....opppps

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posted by Gkam84 [8865 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:07

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Gkam84 wrote:
Scores coming... Party

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:21

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Twybaydos wrote:
Put Castroviejo in as a late transfer!!....
Big Grin
Twybaydos wrote:
... Giant surprised me...
Cannondale surprised the f$%#k out of me! D Oh

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:24

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Fairly happy in the end...
Nice setup! Smile

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:25

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13th on the stage not too bad, now do I make any penalties Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3969 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:30

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Gkam84 wrote:
Scores coming... I had a nap... fell asleep...
Gkam84 wrote:
Such sad news...posted by Gkam84 23rd August 2014 - 22:27
Angry What the f^%$k? Angry Aren't you supposed to be doing the updating?... Angry Where are your priorities?... Angry I don't know, are you finished?... Confused

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:36

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Gkam84 wrote:
Team 1

Joaquin Rodriguez
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Jose Rodolfo Serpa
Wilco Kelderman
Andrew Talansky
Rohan Dennis
Romain Sicard
Luis Leon Sanchez (last minute change and took Coppel out)
Jonathan Fumeaux

Team 2

Ryder Hesjedal
Daniele Bennati
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Steve Morabito
Damiano Caruso
Ivan Santaromita
Mikel Nieve
Samuel Sanchez
Tanel Kangert

This does not look like the team of a man who's 'disinterested in men's pro cycling'... Thinking This looks like someone who's in it to win it... Applause Except for Betancur, unless you're banking on lots of Lantern Rouge points... Waiting By the way, just read this http://www.mail.com/int/news/uk/3057428-debaters-hope-to-sway-undecided-... and thought of you... Smile

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:38

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The scores are updating, there is nothing else to do, it does the rest itself.

P.S. I got your email, but I not interesting in communicating with you, I will also block any attempt to be part of the game.......

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posted by Gkam84 [8865 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:40

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
13th on the stage not too bad, now do I make any penalties Thinking
Yes! Make sure you have Degenkolb in! Big Grin Or no... Waiting You've got Hofland and Matthews in there already... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:42

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Gkam84 wrote:
...I will also block any attempt to be part of the game...
What game?... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:44

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How do you know you were 13th when the game is currently updating?

posted by figus [14 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:48

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Gkam84 wrote:
The scores are updating...
Damn, it's been updating for 33 minutes already... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:53

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figus wrote:
How do you know you were 13th when the game is currently updating?

Because there are four of us who can access the game at any point as Admin Laughing

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posted by Gkam84 [8865 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:54

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enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
The scores are updating...
Damn, it's been updating for 33 minutes already... Thinking

That is because there are lots of players who only play the grand tours....

So it takes longer, plus all the new leagues.

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posted by Gkam84 [8865 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:54

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Because there are four of us who can access the game at any point as Admin Laughing

Fair enough. Or possibly unfair, of course...

posted by figus [14 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 22:59

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I did OK, only my Sky rider didn't score and had 2 Movistar inclusing Castroviejo. 30 pens for tomorrow was always the plan, could be a disaster if the wind blows...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1644 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 23:04

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enrique wrote:
... it's been updating for 33 minutes...
Gkam84 wrote:
...lots of players... only play the grand tours... [s]o it takes longer...
Thanks for the explanation...

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Gkam84 wrote:
... there are four of us who can access the game at any point as Admin Laughing
Damn, I don't know why I get the feeling with that 'laughing' smiley that you are 'mocking', 'making fun of', if you will, all of us who can't 'access the game at any point'... Waiting It's at times like this where I believe you act in a 'holier than thou' attitude towards the 'guests' in this game and I don't agree with your behavior... Waiting

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posted by enrique [1749 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 23:31

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