tds team

by arsene   June 5, 2011  

Is there any other purist who has a team for the Tour de Suisse? Looks like I'm the only one. Confused
Most of the purists have still their Giro squads, even the leader. Just a few have Dauphine or combined squads.
I chose my tds team because I think it's just not realistic if you have a mixed team. Besides that there's one stage more at tds. It would be better if we could have two teams.
Here's my team: Klöden, Henderson, Mollema, Sagan, Velits, Bookwalter, Froome, Caruso & Poels.

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I went for a mainly Dauphine squad (as they were all confirmed starters) with Cancellara and Frank Schleck from the 'probable' TdS lineup.

Picking a TdS purists squad is just too hard a week before anyone even knows who's riding. The only reason I picked a mixed squad rather than totally CdD was because Cancellara is a fair shoe-in to get the Prologue win and hold the leaders Jersey for a few days at least.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
5th June 2011 - 17:57

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I've got 9 riders riding the Dauphine. I was hoping we'd get the chance to make a new selection for the TdS. Are we not able to do this?

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
5th June 2011 - 19:04

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No. Two stages of the races overlap.

posted by arsene [184 posts]
5th June 2011 - 19:33

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Bugger. My only hope then is that a couple of my riders pull out of the Dauphine before it finishes and decide to ride the TdS instead.

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
5th June 2011 - 19:54

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Noriko wrote:
I've got 9 riders riding the Dauphine. I was hoping we'd get the chance to make a new selection for the TdS. Are we not able to do this?

arsene wrote:
No. Two stages of the races overlap.

so what happens then ? the dauphine team thats riding now rolls into the TDS ? Thinking

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posted by carl simpson [54 posts]
7th June 2011 - 15:27

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Yeah. That's the way it goes.
We had to decide whether we prefer the Dauphine or the TdS. Another possibility was to create a combined squad with riders of both races.
So if you chose a team only consisting of Dauphine riders, you can't score at TdS.
That's why my suggestion for next year is at least for us purists to be allowed to start with 2 teams: 1 for the Dauphine and 1 for the TdS.

posted by arsene [184 posts]
7th June 2011 - 17:33

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Yes, that would be good. Or at least be able to transfer riders in for the remaining stages of the TdS once the Dauphine has finished.

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
7th June 2011 - 17:54

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ah , feck , i hadnt realised that and have chosen a team of 9 dauphine riders .. so basically theres no way i can take part in the TDS ?

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posted by carl simpson [54 posts]
7th June 2011 - 18:54

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Exactly. No way for purists.

posted by arsene [184 posts]
7th June 2011 - 19:18

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