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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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TERatcliffe26 [4605 posts] 1 year ago
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Haha, 3 of each......hmmmmmm

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Twybaydos [447 posts] 1 year ago
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2 Astana, 2 Orica, 2 Trek, 2 OPQS 1 Sky. My biggest mistake at the Giro was not competing for the TTT properly and compromising my sprinters on stage 2 for weak sprinters in teams which would place top 10 on TTT (Fran Ventoso, I'm looking at you).

That mistake will not happen again, bring the penalties for tomorrow,

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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My team.

Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
Christopher Froome (SKY)
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
David Arroyo (CJR)
Lluis Guillermo Mas (CJR)
Johan Esteban Chaves (OGE)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM)
Merhawi Kudus (MTQ)
Johann Tschopp (IAM)

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Double

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cgipryan [201 posts] 1 year ago
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There, my team is done and dusted. By this time tomorrow, I presume it will be truly done and dusted  17

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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cgipryan wrote:

There, my team is done and dusted. By this time tomorrow, I presume it will be truly done and dusted  17

I can see you're not doing so well this season.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Looks like all 9 Trek riders went down on a roundabout whilst checking out the course.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 1 year ago
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I have two teams going for the purist prize as I'll be in Ireland alot during the race, so won't be making changes

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 1 year ago
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Yeah all went down, if you have Jungels, I'd get rid quick  103

"Some bad news coming from #LaVuelta: during the warm-up all 9 riders went down exiting one of the many roundabouts.

#LaVuelta Worst off is @BobJungels, but everyone will be able to start! Crashing is an unfortunate part of racing, but we love racing!"

An unfortunate part of racing, yes, but you guys were warming up...numpties  21

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I'm tempted to get rid of my Trekkies

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 1 year ago
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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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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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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).

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 1 year ago
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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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Twybaydos [447 posts] 1 year ago
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Purist team

Froome
Quintana
Matthews
Barguil
Debusschere
Felline
Landa
Kudus
Tschopp

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 1 year ago
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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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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 1 year ago
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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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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 1 year ago
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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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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 1 year ago
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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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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Well that was a turn up for the books.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 1 year ago
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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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TERatcliffe26 [4605 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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4 transfers made already.

You will be very close to the top TER

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Dux89 [194 posts] 1 year ago
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Looks like it's time to take some penalty points.

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Twybaydos [447 posts] 1 year ago
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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,

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 1 year ago
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Scores coming, I meant to do them before I had a nap and fell asleep....opppps

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enrique [2340 posts] 1 year ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Scores coming...  36

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enrique [2340 posts] 1 year ago
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Twybaydos wrote:

Put Castroviejo in as a late transfer!!....

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Twybaydos wrote:

... Giant surprised me...

Cannondale surprised the f$%#k out of me!  40

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enrique [2340 posts] 1 year ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Fairly happy in the end...

Nice setup!  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4605 posts] 1 year ago
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13th on the stage not too bad, now do I make any penalties  39

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enrique [2340 posts] 1 year ago
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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

 14 What the f^%$k?  14 Aren't you supposed to be doing the updating?...  14 Where are your priorities?...  14 I don't know, are you finished?...  7

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