Stage 5 TdS

by Gkam84   June 15, 2011  

Borut Bozic
Oscar Freire
Peter Sagan
Tejay Van Gerderen
Jose Rojas
Marco Marcato
Anthony Ravard
Linus Gerdemann
Greg Van Avermaet
Ban Swift

Thats the top ten for the stage

Top ten for the GC looks like this

Damiano Cunego 12.29.23
Juan Mauricio Soler 54sec
Bauke Mollema 1.16
Laurens Ten Dam 1.19
Tejay Van Garderen 1.21
Frank Schleck 1.25
Jakob Fuglsang 1.32
Danilo Di Luca 1.53
Steven Kruijswijk 2.00
Levi Leipheimer 2.10

So i thought i'd take Garderen out and put Cunego in, could of been a mistake today Sad

But i think looking at it, i could have done alright got 8th with Linus and then hopefully another few in the 11-20,, still got 4 guys high in the GC

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Phew what a finish for a wee while I thought I was having 1/2/3/4/5/6 in no particular order.

Boonen, Hush, Frank, Krusc, Mollena, Sagan

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
15th June 2011 - 16:59

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I keep thinking that Rojas is Rujano Confused I got 3rd, 17th, 18th and 19th.

posted by Stefan [60 posts]
15th June 2011 - 17:07

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The Manx Mouth finally gagged eh? My broadband died for no apparent reason 4km out, and started working again right after the finish, which was bloody annoying. Also I didn't do terribly well Confused Got Cunego and Mollema for GC, plus Kruijswijk for a point here or there. Just had a look at the intermediates on cyclingnews and got nothing there either Sad

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
15th June 2011 - 17:10

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I *thought* I had Bozic, but that was before the team was reset the other day. Have Van Avermaet instead, so swings and roundabouts...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9370 posts]
15th June 2011 - 17:18

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Only 50 points today, slowing up for you thefatcyclist

Now lets see some proper hills again, not these stages that were supposed to be perfect for Cav and Cancellara, well that failed, lol Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th June 2011 - 17:36

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Yeah, where were you, Matthew Harley GOSS?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
15th June 2011 - 17:40

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Gkam84 wrote:

Now lets see some proper hills again, not these stages that were supposed to be perfect for Cav and Cancellara, well that failed, lol Devil

When I first heard that today and yesterday were sprinters' stages, I did wonder where they'd found in Switzerland that was flat.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
15th June 2011 - 17:44

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Nice to see i have now passed you Dave

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4440 posts]
15th June 2011 - 18:48

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Maybe Cavendish is saving himself for tomorrows stage . . I think I'll keep him in the squad, just in case Confused . . . Big Grin Big Grin

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
15th June 2011 - 18:57

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"I keep thinking that Rojas is Rujano"

I sympathize if I ever put the wrong Chavanel in my team again I will go potty Sick

posted by LamonicBibber [3 posts]
15th June 2011 - 19:51

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Maybe Cavendish is saving himself for tomorrows stage . . I think I'll keep him in the squad, just in case Confused . . . Big Grin Big Grin

Have you seen the finish tomorrow? if not

http://www.steephill.tv/players/profile/?race=tour-de-suisse&stage=6&yea...

You think Cav has any chance? Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th June 2011 - 19:53

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Only 50 odd points a what might have been day, never mind, saved myself for the hills to come. As did Eisel and weening, by the looks at the standings.

How do I have the feeling I should have put Tschopp in for tomorrow. Why? Tschopp/Franks/ both Swiss, both BMC.
Both good climbers.Sylvan will be in a breakaway.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
15th June 2011 - 20:05

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I have managed to put Sagan in my team for tomorrow's stage. May even end up in a sprint?

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posted by onlyonediane [167 posts]
15th June 2011 - 20:48

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Sorry but there is no chance in hell tomorrow will be a sprint, look at the link i posted up there ^^ thats the profile for the stage, BIG uphill finish

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th June 2011 - 21:05

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GKam84 it will be a sprint, dont worry, a sprint to the top between cunego, schlecks, fugslang, de greef, ten dam, mollema, soler, krusjwick, frank, tschopp, maybe some others?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4440 posts]
15th June 2011 - 21:10

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
GKam84 it will be a sprint, dont worry, a sprint to the top between cunego, schlecks, fugslang, de greef, ten dam, mollema, soler, krusjwick, frank, tschopp, maybe some others?

Quite happy with that, but i want to see Cunego, Mollema, Kruijswijk, Frank Schleck and some guy called Alberto ALGUACIL LOSADA

That would do be for a top 5, lol

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:01

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I couldn't afford Frank, by 0.1 credits. It's times like that where it's tempting to just nip into the database and award yourself a bonus Smile

Soler FTW, I reckon*

*hope

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:09

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Well, if Frank doesn't sleep well, maybe another leopard?

Also, isn't it true that if loads of people pick him, his value will go up... Thinking

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:11

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And ditto the GOSS shoutout, he should have been good today Crying

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:13

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CUNEGO, HONDO, MOLLEMA, SAGAN, F SCHLECK, GASPAROTTO, GERDEMANN, KRUIJSWIJK, Alberto ALGUACIL LOSADA

Thats my line up for tomorrow, got rid of Hushvod and Boonen for Hondo and Sagan

I'll lend you some credits Dave, 10 points a stage for every 2.5 credits Nerd

I've still got a few remaining
Current team value: 185.5, 16.5 credits remaining

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:14

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Yeah, I like the look of Gerdemann recently, wahat with T of Lux...

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:18

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yeh dave ive still got plenty credits i could lend you.

Mine tomorrow is Cunego, Rojas, Mollema, F. Schleck, Fuglsang, Gasparotto, Ten Dam, Froome and De Greef

Personally i hope Ten Dam does well as i have a bet on him to win overall

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4440 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:18

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dont need any breakaway advice for tomorrow its burghardt without a doubt, and last year he made it work --twice! Im stuck with cav too but no point changing as none of other sprinters will get points anyway.

posted by the fluoxetine kid [31 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:34

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Thursday's lineup for Lactic Tactics is Cunego, Thor, soler, Frank S, Sagan, ten dam, kruijswik, bakelandts (for a breakaway) and Lastras Garcia (ditto).

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:47

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the fluoxetine kid wrote:
dont need any breakaway advice for tomorrow its burghardt without a doubt, and last year he made it work --twice! Im stuck with cav too but no point changing as none of other sprinters will get points anyway.

You heard it here first, Rojas to finish in the top 20 Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4440 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:54

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I think Bakelandts has had a shot and wont go tomorrow, Lastras Garcia could be a good shout tho, i was looking at him at the start, but didn't do anything, so left it

Well Fluoxetine i have to agree, i dont think any of them will score points on their own, BUT, if you have faith in someone making a break away and staying away, getting a sprinter from their team right would make you 5 extra points Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th June 2011 - 22:55

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Why are all the players I wanted in Rabobank,
anyway..
Cunego, Hushovd, Mollena, Sagan, Frank Schleck, Mathias Frank, Gerdemann, Krujkswick, Stybar.

But wanted Ten Dam and Chavanel.

The problem is that this race is over for anybody outside about 2 min 30 off the pace, and I can't think of anybody coming out the pack. Unless Schleck says right guys follow me tomorrow, because lets face it, he needs a bit in hand for the TT. If Sagan can stay in touch tomorrow, then I think he could be the outright winner of the points classement.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
15th June 2011 - 23:04

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OK so it is fantasy cycling so try this one. If Voigt, Leipheimer,chavanel,andy schleck get up the road with a rabo say Hesjedal and a euskatel, they could steal some real time, and if it fails andy can help Frank. There will be devestation on that climb, and I think the all rounders and time trialists that have stayed near the top will fall away, clarifying the overall.
It is notable that Sky and Astana are nowhere

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
15th June 2011 - 23:21

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Yeh but the main of the sky team that will be in the tour rode the dauphine, although i do rate ben swift from this line up, although seems henderson may get the nod for tour.

As for astana, i rate gasparotto who is racing here, again the only real one in this team, the likes of tiralongo and di gregorio along with kreuziger and maybe kiserlovski will ride the tour and they will be much stronger there

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4440 posts]
15th June 2011 - 23:27

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Thought of something in the shower this morning chaps.

Some players are putting in Domestiques likely to make a break - but check the TdS scoring in the stage listing. There's no fantasy points for intermediate sprints or mountain tops. IIRC this is due to Dave having doubts about sourcing results immediately after the stage in order to run up the scores (as it turns out, they're all up on cyclingnews, but there'd be uproar if he changed it now, I fear).

So unless the break stays away, I don't think there's a huge amount of point to it Plain Face

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
16th June 2011 - 10:10

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