Vuelta stage 8

by Joelsim   August 30, 2014  

First completely flat stage for a while, and the last one too for a while.

Chances of a windy day and echelons, let's hope it's not with my small number of sprinters. I'm keeping the big GC guns today on the whole for stages 9, 10 and 11. 12 and 13 I can't even think about yet but I expect to go into those latter stages with a few transfers up my sleeve as they will be needed next week.

Will Degenkolb have recovered from his crash and his lanterne yesterday? Will Bouhanni stop moaning? Can Matthews live with the best? Can Stuyven and Mondory continue their good results so far? Can Ferrari get up to speed? Will it be Hofland or Martens? Can Boonen be bothered? Is Ciolek going to show? Will Pelucchi be up with the best? Can Hutarovich take a stage? Is Debusschere on song?

So many questions, so much wind.

Who are you going for?

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Not a lot of prospects for today - Bouhanni, pelucchi, guardini (?!) plus a couple of gc guys and leftovers. Yesterday's failed gamble leaves me a bit short. Two pens coming up tomorrow and I'll be back on track, rest day comes a day late unfortunately. It would help if lotto put the right guy in the break...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1679 posts]
30th August 2014 - 9:33

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Yep, I've gone light as swapping in and out for a stage will cost 20 points at some stage realistically.

Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
Christopher Froome (SKY)
Johan Esteban Chaves (OGE)
Merhawi Kudus (MTQ)
Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
Jasper Stuyven (TFR)
Lluis Guillermo Mas (CJR)
David Arroyo (CJR)
Andrea Guardini (AST)

posted by Joelsim [1844 posts]
30th August 2014 - 9:47

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I don't expect to incur any more penalties in this Tour.

posted by Joelsim [1844 posts]
30th August 2014 - 10:05

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Hoping for a big day today

Bouhanni
Degenkolb
Hofland
Martens
Stuyven
Mondory
Reynes
Mas
Froome.

3 transfers for tomorrow

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4288 posts]
30th August 2014 - 10:24

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Usual suspects for today's sprint. Kept Froome and managed to save a transfer giving me 3 tomorrow Thinking

Bouhanni
Degenkolb
Matthews
Gatto
Stuyven
Mondory
Reynes
Mas
Froome.

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

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posted by livestrongnick [2086 posts]
30th August 2014 - 10:31

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Sprint 1
1 Favilli
2 Aramendia
3 Degenkolb

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posted by Philip Unwin [919 posts]
30th August 2014 - 14:51

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Sprint 2
1 Favilli
2 Aramendia
3 Paulinho
I presume Enrique has all of them across his teams somewhere

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [919 posts]
30th August 2014 - 15:33

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Sprint 2
1 Favilli
2 Aramendia
3 Paulinho
I presume Enrique has all of them across his teams somewhere

I suspect he has them all at least twenty times

posted by Joelsim [1844 posts]
30th August 2014 - 15:42

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Lots of sprinters didn't make it there.

Echelons!

posted by Joelsim [1844 posts]
30th August 2014 - 16:23

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Froome another sprint stage Top 20!

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posted by Dux89 [141 posts]
30th August 2014 - 17:08

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Damn you sagan! Messed up my Podium Badge Angry

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posted by livestrongnick [2086 posts]
30th August 2014 - 17:22

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A few transfers needed tmw livestrongnick?

posted by Joelsim [1844 posts]
30th August 2014 - 17:24

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Joelsim wrote:
A few transfers needed tmw livestrongnick?

Yeah looking at 4/5 got 3 free ones. Just gotta decide in which of movistar to put in? Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [2086 posts]
30th August 2014 - 17:29

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livestrongnick wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
A few transfers needed tmw livestrongnick?

Yeah looking at 4/5 got 3 free ones. Just gotta decide in which of movistar to put in? Thinking

Herrada?

posted by Joelsim [1844 posts]
30th August 2014 - 17:32

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With the game updating i cant for the life of me remember my team ! I think i've done ok but then again it could be totally sh*te. At Wits End

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [3069 posts]
30th August 2014 - 20:39

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stumps wrote:
With the game updating i cant for the life of me remember my team ! I think i've done ok but then again it could be totally sh*te. At Wits End

Sorry, it crashed twice whilst i was doing it

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4288 posts]
30th August 2014 - 21:14

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Gerald Ciolek is looking out of his league even at 16.3 points.

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posted by Dux89 [141 posts]
30th August 2014 - 22:57

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