Opening stage

by onlyonediane   June 30, 2011  

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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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 0:38

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Hhhmm. Thinking 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

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
1st July 2011 - 1:05

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Well its Norway or Belgium for me and they aint both in the sprinters class Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
1st July 2011 - 1:08

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Ruled Cav out, have Thor as my sprinter.

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posted by onlyonediane [167 posts]
1st July 2011 - 8:07

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 9:58

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I also have Navardauskas in just for an extra 5 points Devil

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

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
1st July 2011 - 13:53

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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 Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
1st July 2011 - 17:36

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 18:00

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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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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:00

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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 Wink

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:19

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

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:23

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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.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:31

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:33

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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 Wink

im guessing youve done it in the correct list order too

so uran and thomas Wink
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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:37

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:40

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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

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:54

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SKY, VCD, COF, THR, THR, MOV, KAT, GRM, OLO in no particular order

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
1st July 2011 - 23:04

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
1st July 2011 - 23:13

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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. Smile

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
1st July 2011 - 23:15

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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 Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 1:23

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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.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 10:14

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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.

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 Devil

Eurosport is now LIVE Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 10:30

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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

Thinking Yawn Nerd

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 11:22

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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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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 11:25

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we're off Big Grin

My team slightly changed

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

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 11:26

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12.19 and the game still seems open for transfers??????????

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 12:21

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shut now Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7700 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 12:28

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7700 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 12:30

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mine is

Van Garderen
Rojas
Mollema
Boasson Hagen
Gilbert
Turgot
Navardauskas
Popovych
Galimzyanov

Andrew Hill, i thought i did pretty we on guessing your team

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4196 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 15:09

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Mine was subject to a couple of last minute changes. It ended up as:

Van Garderen
Hushovd
Uran
Gilbert
Hoogerland
Bak
Kern
Thomas
Galimzyanov

So, 1st, 3rd and 6th on stage today.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 18:24

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