Vuelta stage 10

by Ticksguns   September 1, 2014  

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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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.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
1st September 2014 - 21:51

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:23

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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.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:30

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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.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:33

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:44

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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.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:51

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:55

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Expensive, if you intend to take him out anyway.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:56

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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

‘It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.’

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posted by stumps [2782 posts]
1st September 2014 - 23:46

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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.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 11:28

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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.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 12:01

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So many options for today but decided to play safe no pens.

Froome
Contador
Panzer
Spartacus
Mas
Anacona
Reynes
Gatto
Mondory

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 12:10

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Alan Tullett wrote:

Surprised some people haven't got Uran, surely he'll move up today as the course suits his style.

I've also gone for Uran over Cancellara - figured that with GC points and (hopefully) team bonus is likely to do better in game terms and also saves a transfer for tomorrow.

posted by allezrider [73 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 12:23

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Pelucchi down over 5 mins vs Sergent after 11.2km. Surprise

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 12:56

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MARTIN
MALORI
CANCELLARA
FROOME
CONTADOR
SERGEANT
MAS
ANCONA
FERNANDEZ

there we go Joel.... odds on for an epic fail now... lol

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [504 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 14:53

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Glad I went for Vandewalle

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 15:00

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All I want is my podium badge Day Dreaming

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 15:48

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Damn u uran Crying
1,2,4,10,15

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 16:50

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Rubbish rubbish rubbish.

Yet another crap day in what has been an awful Vuelta for me. Every day I check the results with a resounding "oh, for f.."

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 17:04

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Shame, I would've brought Uran in for Quintana if tomorrow wasn't another summit finish. Still, my 2 transfers were Martin and Kiryienka so happy with that. Still smarting about forgetting to pick Anacona on Sunday!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1646 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 17:07

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Rubbish rubbish rubbish.

Yet another crap day in what has been an awful Vuelta for me. Every day I check the results with a resounding "oh, for f.."

Same here tbh froome should have been a banker but instead I come home and see he's lost nearly a minute to Bertie ...wtf

posted by chiv30 [875 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 17:16

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I'm no TT expert Silly but that course today was shite! Surprise

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 17:21

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Finally, a decent stage for me... strangely enough though, me and about a dozen other guys didn't win the stage because Romain Sicard decided to do a great time trial to get 14th place... Confused Yup, its the Vuelta, as ever (well, actually, as in the last decade, give or take) the most surprising and the most closely fought GT of the year... Sicard's ride is for me even more surprising than Froome taking a beating...

posted by cgipryan [115 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 18:00

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Not great now a long way adrift of 1st place

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 18:09

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Honest interview from Froome, he basically said he went off to quickly and paid the price for it, inexperience or to much outside pressure on him ?

Mind you a minute is nothing in GT's and he could get that back in one stage but i dont think he's in the right form to do it.

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posted by stumps [2782 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 18:59

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This Tour goes from bad to worse for me. I have lost all ability to pick a decent team in every stage.

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 19:47

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Hold those scores - Cancellara just been demoted a place...

posted by JohnnyRemo [70 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 21:31

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Joelsim wrote:
I just thought Uran was too expensive for me to take Quintana, Froome, Contador out for one stage and then take him out again.

Funny how TTs go. You'd expect Froome to crash rather than Quintana. Still, although he doesn't have great form, (10th in a TT must be his worst result for a long time), he does have over 2 mins on Quintana, which might yet come in useful. Don't expect Uran to go any worse than Froome tomorrow so just brought in Purito Anacona and Lutsenko. Left in Coppel and the cheapos. Just save up transfers now for other cracks at a stage win in the mountains when 14-16 come along. 33rd today, could have been higher if I had brought in Anacona, which I thought about but his record was so crap I didn't, but didn't think of Sanchez.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 21:33

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I thought of Sanchez and then went for Vandewalle instead. At one point I was just putting Panzer and SS in. D'oh!

posted by Joelsim [1413 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 21:35

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Bringing Quintana in for his GC points + Stage 11 climb instead of Cancellara... didn't work out so well.

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posted by Dux89 [113 posts]
3rd September 2014 - 1:05

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