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So who do you guys think will win tonight? I have only done one trade so far but might do one more.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 1 year ago
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The stage is 2moro!

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I know. Honestly, why do they need a rest day? What's difficult in doing 21 days of 200km on the spin?

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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There is, of course, a strong favourite, and some specialist TTers. Whether they all go for it is anyone's guess.

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Him Up North [235 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:

I know. Honestly, why do they need a rest day? What's difficult in doing 21 days of 200km on the spin?

Part-timers!  102

AND tomorrow is ONLY 36.7km! They need a day off before THAT?

Wimps.  19

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stenmeister [273 posts] 1 year ago
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The rest day was organised specifically for Cancellara as they knew he would be tired after a mountain stage  3

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I suspect the fitness of Froome and Contador will be shown tomorrow. Usually they are good TTers.

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STEVESPRO 79 [542 posts] 1 year ago
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The top 5 on the day will be in my team.........did I really just say that..  26

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Here are some of the main contenders

Arredondo
Kittel
Cavendish
Wiggins

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

The top 5 on the day will be in my team.........did I really just say that..  26

Who do you think they will be then?

Made my changes last night, 3 in for tomorrow's stage specifically. 1 transfer to carry over to help remove them.

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STEVESPRO 79 [542 posts] 1 year ago
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Not revealing until after the deadline mate..... bloody hell, Enrique would have them in every team....  4

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

Not revealing until after the deadline mate..... bloody hell, Enrique would have them in every team....  4

ha ha

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AWPeleton [3310 posts] 1 year ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

Not revealing until after the deadline mate..... bloody hell, Enrique would have them in every team....  4

He probably already has  13

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STEVESPRO 79 [542 posts] 1 year ago
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Good point Stumps....he has most bases covered...lol

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I've just added 5 more teams.

Same players in all of them, just in case

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Dux89 [194 posts] 1 year ago
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Cancellara is a big question mark. He's been well off the pace on several stages in this race, though I expect him to go hard here.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Dux89 wrote:

Cancellara is a big question mark. He's been well off the pace on several stages in this race, though I expect him to go hard here.

Always question marks in TTs. Doesn't always work out as planned.

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AWPeleton [3310 posts] 1 year ago
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No cancellara for me, to much of a risk going by his current form.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Nor for me.

My team for tmw. If anyone copies me then you are foolish judging by my results so far.

Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
Christopher Froome (SKY)
Tony Martin (OPQ)
Merhawi Kudus (MTQ)
Daniil Fominykh (AST)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
Lluis Guillermo Mas (CJR)
Adriano Malori (MOV)
Kristof Vandewalle (TFR)

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 1 year ago
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I very much wanted similar to your team Joel, and I had to take 10 penalties too, its all going wrong for me to be honest.

I have 6 the same as you, going Valverde the other day over Quintana means I couldn't have the same team as you, as I would have had

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Don't tell me I'm picking a team similar to yours just as it all goes wrong for you...

To be honest I am mapped out for the next 3 stages, did my 3 transfers last night at 17:28 and had done with it.

When you only have one team, rather than 229, it doesn't take long once you've studied the form.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 1 year ago
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May as well tell you mine is this after 10 pens

Valverde
Froome
Martin
Contador
Malori
Reynes
Mas
Craven
Kudus

Basically it was either vandewalle and a spare transfers, or Contador but 10 pens, and I decided to take the risk, as it leaves me better for stage 10, and if Contador goes well it offsets the penalty. I really need Valverde to go well to be honest, and Vandewalle to at least not top 10.

Im just hoping to hold station near the top, and im likely to have Quintana rather Valverde come stage 13, I just thought this ITT would suit Valverde

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I hope to make up a few points on you tmw then. I don't think you need worry about Velociraptor in the Vuelta, mind.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I just thought this is the last TT before the worlds, the last stage is only 9.7km so this is more like the actual course in 3 weeks' time. Hopefully Malori and Vandewalle will go for it. Couldn't afford Fabu, and Martin was a given as he is always up for a TT.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 1 year ago
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Not getting Vandewalle in my team is what is worrying me most, but say Contador came 5th/6th, and Vandewalle 3rd/4th (cant see him beating froome and Martin) and Contador stays 3rd overall. The penalties are offset by the GC, and only loose 4/5 points to Vandewalle, but im better off for stage 11, so on that taking a 10 point loss by having Contador over Vandewalle, over the 2 stages should work out better. I see you have both, but so long as Valverde goes well, and if he finishes ahead of Quintana, the Valverde combo vs Vandewalle and Quintana, may only loose me 20 points to someone like you (+ the other 10), and I think I can afford a 30 point loss and still be in the top 5, as I have a 45 point lead on 5th with me 2nd. Im just worried Enrique could open up a 30/40 point lead on me

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I agree on Contador. Not sure you shouldn't have just got rid of Valverde though now. I think Quintana will beat Piti tmw.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 1 year ago
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Joelsim wrote:

I agree on Contador. Not sure you shouldn't have just got rid of Valverde though now. I think Quintana will beat Piti tmw.

Maybe I should have, but made the decision to go with Valverde after the sprint stage the other day, and ive decided to stick with it, if it goes wrong, it goes wrong

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Expensive, if you intend to take him out anyway.

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AWPeleton [3310 posts] 1 year ago
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My teams a lot different so I don't know if i'm going to fail big style !

team

Christopher Froome
Koldo Fernandez
Alberto Contador
Johan Esteban Chaves
Tony Martin
Rohan Dennis
Adriano Malori
Karol Domagalski
Lluis Guillermo Mas

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 1 year ago
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I saved up transfers over the weekend as I didn't have Internet access so I've got

Froome
Contador
Uran
Martin
Malori
Castroviejo
Coppel
Kudus
Mas

Surprised some people haven't got Uran, surely he'll move up today as the course suits his style. I hope Froome's crash hasn't affected him too much. I think he'll need 2 mins over Quintana in the mountains.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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I just thought Uran was too expensive for me to take Quintana, Froome, Contador out for one stage and then take him out again.

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