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tony kappler [155 posts] 2 months ago
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Interesting finish. 1.5km ave 5%, max 10%. Ideal for favorites Sagan and GVA. However it is immediately preceeded by 1.8km, ave 8%, max 16%.

Now in the stage 3 finish, 1.5km, ave 11%, max 20%, GVA was 16secs and Sagan 34 secs behind the winner, which says to me that if the GCs go for it on the penultimate climb, Sagan and GVA will be left behind (although Sagan is supreme downhill).

I'll stick with my GCs

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Condor Andy [426 posts] 2 months ago
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Yeah, I didn't make too many changes, but I got my team all wrong yesterday.  I'll take my good Paris-Nice and my crap Tirreno and even them out.

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Dr Winston [113 posts] 2 months ago
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Good day for me...208 pts in Terino and 2nd place for the day plus 220 pts in Paris Nice and finished 33rd overall.

I've had a shocker in the Terrino race...Picked badly to start with even though i got =13 for day one which left me needing to burn transfers straight away and then got snowed in somewhere so missed the deadline anyway for day 2... i've never really recovered. Plus i've managed to pick every injured pick possible i think across both Standard and Purist...

The mixture of stages for Terrino must make it one of the hardest fantasy races in the game all year?...is it?

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Sniffer [486 posts] 2 months ago
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Glad Paris - Nice is over, I have had a shocker. T-A going a bit better though.

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Condor Andy [426 posts] 2 months ago
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I'm the opposite, but today was pretty good.  Paris-Nice was an excellent race.

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Dr Winston [113 posts] 2 months ago
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Down to three riders now in the Purist race for Tirreno Adriatico...Anybody worse?

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Condor Andy [426 posts] 2 months ago
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I'm two down.

Anyone else catch how many riders finished Paris-Nice?

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Dr Winston [113 posts] 2 months ago
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Jeez....only 78 finishers....crikey.

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JohnnyRemo [222 posts] 2 months ago
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Dr Winston wrote:

Jeez....only 78 finishers....crikey.

I'm guessing there was a "cut off" for those lapped on the finishing circuit. Plus these guys are pros and don't normally see any point in finishing for the sake of finishing.

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Dr Winston [113 posts] 2 months ago
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JohnnyRemo wrote:
Dr Winston wrote:

Jeez....only 78 finishers....crikey.

I'm guessing there was a "cut off" for those lapped on the finishing circuit. Plus these guys are pros and don't normally see any point in finishing for the sake of finishing.

Sounds like it. 

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dc04dc [51 posts] 2 months ago
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I've learned that with a combination of crashes, mechanicals and bonehead picks, it's possible to fall from No. 5 overall to No. 30 in six days. I have three transfers for tomorrow -- I'm confident that all will crash or be struck by lightning.

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Dr Winston [113 posts] 2 months ago
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dc04dc wrote:

I've learned that with a combination of crashes, mechanicals and bonehead picks, it's possible to fall from No. 5 overall to No. 30 in six days. I have three transfers for tomorrow -- I'm confident that all will crash or be struck by lightning.

I set myself up lovely for tomorrow when i initially picked dc. 

I went for Dumoulin, Castroviejo, Thomas and Kelderman in my purist team...plus whoever was doing well in the GC in the standard team and hopefully one transfer for Denis inbound...

That would have been a very good day for me. 

Sadly i've done nothing but fight fires and have ended up really short of my initial plan...

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Dr Winston [113 posts] 2 months ago
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dc04dc wrote:

I've learned that with a combination of crashes, mechanicals and bonehead picks, it's possible to fall from No. 5 overall to No. 30 in six days. I have three transfers for tomorrow -- I'm confident that all will crash or be struck by lightning.

...and...I'm sure you didn't make any bone head picks if you were No5 to start with, a few unlucky picks maybe...sadly...