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On the Fluellapass, with the breakaway 7 minutes ahead of the yellow jersey group. Come on Bakelandts, you b*gger!

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dave atkinson [6273 posts] 5 years ago
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Bakelandts! i wonder if i transferred him out...

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Waiting for Gkam to take over commentary, but for now, another update

Close to the top of the HC peak situated about half-way though the stage. The break now has 8:35 on the field.

The 17 breakaway riders are Andy Schleck (LUX), Manuele Boaro (ITA), Jan Bakelants (BEL), George Hincapie (USA), Christian Vandevelde (USA), Alberto Losada (ESP), Luca Paolini ( ITA), José Ivan Gutierrez (ESP), Angel Madrazo Ruiz (ESP), Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (ESP), Enrico Gasparotto (ITA), Javier Aramendia (ESP), Dries Devenyns (BEL), Thomas De Gendt (BEL) Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Marcão Marco (ITA) and Andreas Dietziker (SUI).

(info shamelessly nicked from the official TdS live ticker, with hilarious Google autotranslation).

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rcs500 [55 posts] 5 years ago
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I've got 2 in the break today, though of course I recently transferred out Gasparotto. Jose Joaquin Rojas has really been the best sprinter for the mountain days. He made the top 20 in early stages, and he's been top 25 or 30 in others. I'm really impressed with his climbing.

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TERatcliffe26 [4663 posts] 5 years ago
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well i only have Rojas in the break as i decided last night to transfer out gasperotto and put in caruso (katusha)

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Bakelandts is the top placed GC rider in the breakaway, although he's over 10 minutes off Cunego. If (I say if) this breakaway stays away (and there are a goodly amount of them to work together), then he could make his way into the top 10.

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Apparently the first five over the mountain are Andy Schleck, Vandervelde, Bakelandts, Paolini and Hincapie

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Andy S has jumped to 3rd in the mountain classification. Could even jump to KoM by the end of the stage!

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stewieatb [293 posts] 5 years ago
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Timbo13 wrote:

Apparently the first five over the mountain are Andy Schleck, Vandervelde, Bakelandts, Paolini and Hincapie

Woop  1 Hoping Bakelandts makes a jump up in the GC, he's in my squad but with no fantasy points for individual mountains and sprints that's the only way I'm getting any points out of him.

I also have Marco Marcato (what a name!) in the break but I'm not sure if he'll get anywhere significant.

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stewieatb [293 posts] 5 years ago
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Seems to be after a jersey doesn't he? He's only 9 points off the top of the KM!

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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You lot can carry on the stage today, gives me a rest, lol  4

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

You lot can carry on the stage today, gives me a rest, lol  4

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Gap down to 5:45, as the leaders hit the slopes of the 2nd climb of the day, a short sharp Cat2.

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Di Luca's been dropped off the back of the peloton, together with about 30 others.

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Approaching the top of the Cat 2 with 40km to go. All 17 in the breakaway apparently working well together. Gap back over 6 mins.

From the top of the col the route is near enough all downhill before a testing Cat 1 10km or so from the end.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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I think most of the break will stay away today by the looks for it  14

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Cat 2 Mountain: over the top were:
1. Andy Schleck, 2. Andy Schleck, 2. De Gendt, 3. De Gendt, 3. Rojas Gil, 4. Rojas Gil, 4. Lagutin, 5. Lagutin, 5. Devenyns.

Andy S now only 1 point off behind Ten Dam in the KoM classification

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Hincapie made a break for freedom (or for the two intermediate sprints coming up before the Cat 1 climb). No news on whether he made it stick.

In the meantime, Cunego seems bereft of team-mates at the mo. Wouldn't want to face the final climb without some support.

Actually, I probably wouldn't want to face the final climb at all.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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Nah Hincapie didn't make anything stick, they were just going for the sprint because of the time bonuses

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Gkam, you got access to pictures? I'm working from a ticker feed, and the auto-translate means I have to double-check the original French to make sure what it means!

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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Yup i've got it live, De Gendt has gone up the road and got 38 sec on the break and they in turn have 6.41 on the yellow jersey

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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1st intermediate sprint (not that it means anything for the Fantasy scoring):
1. De Gendt, 2. De Gendt, 2. Gutierrez, 3. Gutierrez, 3. Bakelants.

And De Gendt's gone on a solo.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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De Gendt has gained nearly a min on the break

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Yup i've got it live, De Gendt has gone up the road and got 38 sec on the break and they in turn have 6.41 on the yellow jersey

Feel free to chip in!

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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last intermediate sprint: 1. De Gendt, 2. Paolini, 3. Gutierrez.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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7 min the break have as they start the last climb, de gendt still off the front with around 40 sec

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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Andy closing the gap at speed to de gendt with Bakelandts trying to hold his wheel

In the main pack, Robbie Hunter of all people dragging Levi up to the front with O'Grady and Gerdemann trying to drag Frank Schleck up

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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De Gendt suffering at the front.

Dietziker appears to be struggling in the breakaway

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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Today is going to be a killer day for me as my only rider in the break Gasparotto has disappeared, starting to be some guys going off the front of the main pack, all the leaders at the front dont seem to care about closing anymore time, so i'm gonna have to grab points from the GC today  20

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rcs500 [55 posts] 5 years ago
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Hilarious auto-translation from French on the TDS live ticker.

They meant to say that the peloton has started the final climb.

The auto-translations instead said:

"The platoon also attacks the cervix."

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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Love it, but its not in French, thats the problem

Its being updated in 3 languages and local dialects

French-swiss, German-swiss and Italian-swiss and all intermingled with local dialects

Its stupid with it being a big race they dont have an English version

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 5 years ago
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Cunego has gone for it, closed the gap to 5 mins already  13

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