Fleche Wallonne

by simon F   April 17, 2011  

Can we really pick our teams for the FW the day after the race? Or do you know something the UCI and Eurosport don't? Please could you confirm when on (presumably) Wednesday the transfer deadline actually is.

Cheers,
Simon

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that would be an unusual move, yes Smile

10am on weds for your FW transfers

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
17th April 2011 - 19:04

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Transfer deadline still listed as Thursday at 10 on my home page Sad
Good job my daughter checked....

Speedy

posted by KateAllen [3 posts]
17th April 2011 - 19:11

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er how come Sebastien Minard is on the official start list for Fleche wallone but hes greyed out on my team?

posted by punkture [4 posts]
19th April 2011 - 12:02

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possibly because he wasn't riding, but now he is?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
19th April 2011 - 12:13

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sweet Big Grin so will that change to reflect...?

posted by punkture [4 posts]
19th April 2011 - 12:18

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EDIT: it just did, thanks

posted by punkture [4 posts]
19th April 2011 - 12:19

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I must say the limits on transfers are very challenging. I've only got 5 riders for tomorrow and I even had to waste a spot by swapping one non-runner for another non-runner just to free up the funds.

Not a complaint - I just hope we're all in a similar boat.

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posted by Sanderville [214 posts]
19th April 2011 - 16:44

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yup, 5 for me, must be the limit for thid one. Thought about keeping some back for the next race to see if they carried over, but bottled it!

Dec

posted by Cycledec [1 posts]
19th April 2011 - 21:12

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6 riders for me, but only because i had Schleck and Gilbert from Amstel

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posted by Gkam84 [8847 posts]
19th April 2011 - 21:46

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Kroon is not listed in BMCs team for the FW. Wasted points and a transfer,.grr come on guys.Your doing a great job, but the guy is injured I now find.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
19th April 2011 - 22:13

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thefatcyclist wrote:
Kroon is not listed in BMCs team for the FW. Wasted points and a transfer,.grr come on guys.Your doing a great job, but the guy is injured I now find.

sorry, but the start list isn't ever going to be 100% correct. we'll do our best...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 7:47

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Sanderville wrote:
I must say the limits on transfers are very challenging. I've only got 5 riders for tomorrow and I even had to waste a spot by swapping one non-runner for another non-runner just to free up the funds.

Not a complaint - I just hope we're all in a similar boat.

nope, i gots me nine competing riders. i paid for it last week though with a genuinely rubbish 4pts, so it's swings and roundabouts Plain Face

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 9:32

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dave_atkinson wrote:
thefatcyclist wrote:
Kroon is not listed in BMCs team for the FW. Wasted points and a transfer,.grr come on guys.Your doing a great job, but the guy is injured I now find.

sorry, but the start list isn't ever going to be 100% correct. we'll do our best...

With people complaining about 'inaccuracies' in the road.cc designated start list... it makes sense to let everyone do there own research, rather than publishing a list that is liable to change at any point... that way each player is master of their own (teams) destiny. Plus, it will save Dave, Tony et al a lot of time... I am sure they are working hard enough as it is already!

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posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
20th April 2011 - 10:36

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we will continue to do the start lists and they'll mostly be correct. if you want to back that up with some research of your own, that's definitely an advantage.

bear in mind that this is only really an issue for the one-day races, once we get to the Giro the roster won't change appreciably from day to day.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 10:40

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Transfer window is still open, even though the race is over! Surprise

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
20th April 2011 - 15:32

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Right, quick question, Had a few riders up in the top 10 this time, very happy with my picks because i only had 6 riders today

I had Vanendert, so does that mean, i get his points plus 5 because Gilbert won?

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posted by Gkam84 [8847 posts]
20th April 2011 - 15:36

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TheBigMong wrote:
Transfer window is still open, even though the race is over! Surprise

says it is, but actually it's not. sorry.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 15:43

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Gkam84 wrote:
Right, quick question, Had a few riders up in the top 10 this time, very happy with my picks because i only had 6 riders today

I had Vanendert, so does that mean, i get his points plus 5 because Gilbert won?

yup Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 15:43

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Boost, could be a decent scorer this time round, now on to the weekend, its not so bad because its mostly the same riders, so i should be able to field a 9 strong team

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posted by Gkam84 [8847 posts]
20th April 2011 - 15:55

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http://www.letour.fr/2011/FWH/LIVE/us/100/classement/index.html

Vino was 4th. Eurosport called Andy Schleck as 4th at the end of the race (it was wrong on our race report too for a while) but in fact he rolled in well down the field.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:31

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I dont know if you have finished with your points, but i'm getting 0 points for Andy Schleck and he finished 4th Worried

Looking at others, Vinokourov seems to be getting 17 even though he wasn't in the top 10

1. Philippe Gilbert
2. Joaquim Rodriguez
3. Samuel Sanchez
4. Andy Schleck
5. Igor Anton
6. Jelle Vanendert
7. Frank Schleck
8. Daniel Moreno Fernandez
9 Christophe Le Mevel
10 Paul Martens

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posted by Gkam84 [8847 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:31

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dave_atkinson wrote:
http://www.letour.fr/2011/FWH/LIVE/us/100/classement/index.html

Vino was 4th. Eurosport called Andy Schleck as 4th at the end of the race (it was wrong on our race report too for a while) but in fact he rolled in well down the field.

Bummer, thats the only site i'm seeing listed like that Sad

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posted by Gkam84 [8847 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:33

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:34

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wow pablo's peddlers did an outstanding job
over 100 points this race compliments mate

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:35

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Gkam84 wrote:

Bummer, thats the only site i'm seeing listed like that Sad

they're the race organisers though, so that's the one that counts. Watch the vid: vino is clearly fourth.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7372 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:36

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Have to laugh tho, just checked eurosport, still listing Andy as fourth, but if you watch the video, they call Vino as fourth

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posted by Gkam84 [8847 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:37

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My stage-by-stage points, in order:

64, 50, 47, 38, 24, 21

At least my trajectory is consistent Big Grin

I’m a bit worried though that according to my current projections, at some point in the first week of the Giro I’ll get negative points, and dip increasingly into the red as the season goes on… Thinking

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8086 posts]
20th April 2011 - 17:56

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Forgot to make any transfers today. Couldn't catch up on the race as Eurosport once again wants to carry on with Tennis/Tiddly Winks or in this case two blokes in waistcoats stood around a table. But what do I find? Leaving my team as it was gained me another 44 points anyway. : )

Reminds me of the time last summer I missed 4 days of Fantasy Cycle action to go and actually ride the Tourmalet myself to come back and find my team doing just dandy without my anxious tweaking.

To compound my guilt I'm in the top 20% even though I didn't realise there were 2 rider called S.Chavanel until last week...

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1059 posts]
20th April 2011 - 23:27

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