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Is there room for sentiment for the opening stage? Don't fancy Cav to win, but then Swift may do it for Britain!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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Dont fancy either of them because its a slightly uphill sprint, there is only 2 people who are going to win it  19

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 5 years ago
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how can two people win it? Are you predicting a dead heat on stage 1? That's a brave pick!  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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Not for me there aint, stage 3 will be a brit to win, stage 1 will be from spain, belgium, norway, france or lithuania. if you manage to fathom out the potential winners in my team from those clues

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 5 years ago
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Hhhmm.  39 I reckon you picked
Swift for stage 3
Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil, Ciolek, Hushovd & EBH, Voeckler & Bonnet and Navardauskas

You'll need to change em now

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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Well its Norway or Belgium for me and they aint both in the sprinters class  19

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onlyonediane [156 posts] 5 years ago
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Ruled Cav out, have Thor as my sprinter.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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good guesses J Andrew Hill but well off with my french guy and belgium guy.
Echoes what Gkam says

to be honest Navardauskas is more in for my cheap garmin guy for the TTT

Not gonna bother changing them as my team is set up for the first two stages

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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I also have Navardauskas in just for an extra 5 points  19

But incase that plan fails, i have Engels for 5 points bonus aswell

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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Just been thinking about it, there are 2 from both Norway and Belgium i'd like to pick, but credits limit that  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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haha thats unfortunate, my domestiques, GC, and sprinter are all not great due to the expense of the All rounders i have

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

haha thats unfortunate, my domestiques, GC, and sprinter are all not great due to the expense of the All rounders i have

Now i thought about having 2 good AR and my sprinter, but then i thought if i put in crap DS and GC it would take a couple of days to switch them around, so i'm about 75% sure i'll stick with this team for 2moro

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 5 years ago
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I have a yank, aussie, colombian, belgian, frog, slovenian, lithuanian, dutchman and welshman.
. . . and a load of credit to buy the winners of the ttt and contador (when the mountains start)

So basically i've told you my squad . . . oops  3

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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You're all forgetting what boonen nearly did in the uphill sprint a couple of weeks ago

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm not bothered if anybody finds out my picks cos they either score big or zilch. It is 2 skys, 2 shacks, 2 highroads, 2 garmins and a quickstep.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

haha thats unfortunate, my domestiques, GC, and sprinter are all not great due to the expense of the All rounders i have

Now i thought about having 2 good AR and my sprinter, but then i thought if i put in crap DS and GC it would take a couple of days to switch them around, so i'm about 75% sure i'll stick with this team for 2moro

Yeh i mulled over it for ages, and think one of my expensive allrounders will be axed after stage 4 due to his value and change in the type of sprint. My sprinter is of average price and my climber is a lower value but in decent form. I think i have a couple of cheapish all rounders that can sprint though too. but i guess we shall see

Well my squad consists of French, Belgian, Spanish, USA, Dutch, Russian, Norwegian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

I have a yank, aussie, colombian, belgian, frog, slovenian, lithuanian, dutchman and welshman.
. . . and a load of credit to buy the winners of the ttt and contador (when the mountains start)

So basically i've told you my squad . . . oops  3

im guessing youve done it in the correct list order too

so uran and thomas  3
yank could be any from HTC or radioshack
aussie i reckon goss
belgian im gonna go gilbert
frog im gonna say voeckler
maybe your Slovenian is koren
lithuanian could be the same as mine
dutchman ten dam maybe

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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thefatcyclist wrote:

I'm not bothered if anybody finds out my picks cos they either score big or zilch. It is 2 skys, 2 shacks, 2 highroads, 2 garmins and a quickstep.

sounds like a plan, i have 1 each of HTC, radioshack, sky, garmin, movistar, katusha, europcar, rabobank and omega-pharma-lotto

but my katusha guy and movistar guy will be replaced with HTC and radioshack for the TTT

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 5 years ago
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Staggered that you worked out uran and thomas.

At least one guess was wrong, my secret weapon, that I picked after in depth analysis of similar stages in the Dauphine

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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SKY, VCD, COF, THR, THR, MOV, KAT, GRM, OLO in no particular order

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

Staggered that you worked out uran and thomas.

At least one guess was wrong, my secret weapon, that I picked after in depth analysis of similar stages in the Dauphine

If the they are in the correct order then your secret weapon could be the lithuanian Vaitkus (i wanted him but credits ment i couldnt), or it could be the dutchman being Ruijgh

If it aint in the correct order your frog could be your sprinter and me the pocket rocket dumoulin

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 5 years ago
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its not
Horner, Renshaw, Duque, Boonen, Chavenal, Bozic, Vaitkus, Tjallingi and Dave Brailsford but with a change to DB, its not a bad squad - i might chnage it.  1

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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thefatcyclist wrote:

You're all forgetting what boonen nearly did in the uphill sprint a couple of weeks ago

Seen as its after midnight, i'm hoping not to many will read this, but thats my Belgian  4

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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I've taken him out after much teeth nashing. Reveal all at 11.01. I'm second in the perth, fife, tayside league.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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thefatcyclist wrote:

I've taken him out after much teeth nashing. Reveal all at 11.01. I'm second in the perth, fife, tayside league.

Yeah 30 mins and i'll let folk see my team, i'm 2nd in Aberdeenshire but behind by nearly 200 points and only like 80 ahead of you  19

Eurosport is now LIVE  4

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 5 years ago
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Well let's see how this team does. . .
Current team value: 160. Your balance: 15.0 credits.
Tejay VAN GARDEREN THR 21.0 GC
Matthew Harley GOSS THR 31.0 PC
Rigoberto URAN URAN SKY 15.0 KM
Philippe GILBERT OLO 40.0 AR
Thomas VOECKLER EUC 25.0 AR
Kristijan KOREN LIQ 3.0 DS
Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS GRM 4.0 DS
Rob RUIJGH VCD 7.0 DS
Geraint THOMAS

 39 37 26

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 5 years ago
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Tejay VAN GARDEREN
Thor HUSHOVD
Bauke MOLLEMA
Tom BOONEN
Philippe GILBERT
Gorka IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI
Christian KNEES
Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS
Jelle VANENDERT

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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we're off  4

My team slightly changed

Wiggins sky
hushovd gar
uran uran sky
voekler euc
Gilbert olo
Bak thr
Mureyev rsh
pate thr
Popovich rsh

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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12.19 and the game still seems open for transfers??????????

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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shut now  1

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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mine, with more than half an eye on tomorrow, is:

Tejay VAN GARDEREN
Jurgen ROELANDTS
Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE
Philippe GILBERT
Tony MARTIN
Metteo BONO
Kristijan KOREN
Dmitriy MURAVYEV
Geraint THOMAS

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