What transfers to make for stage 2?

by JAndrewHill   July 2, 2011  

Well I'm getting rid of Goss, cos Cav isn't able to lead him out.
Aha , I hear you think, you're bringing in Tony Martin, but no I'm not, cos he's too dear.
And I'm getting rid of Voeckler, cos he's goin to score zero points in stage 2.
So, because Sky are going to win the TT, maybe I should get in Swift to replace Goss.

Hhhhmmm, maybe I am being sarcastic (or ironic) as usual ! Thinking Liar

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my nightmare comes if leopard win

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:00

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Just messed up w AR transfer-got distracted & picked wrong one Crying . TG this race is 21 stages!

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

posted by 9lives2 [31 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:02

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I nearly made a similar gaff, but worked out just in time that I was 1.1 credits short .
So I went for a different combination, hoping that EBH does not get in yellow.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:06

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EBH cant get Yellow, If sky win Thomas gets yellow, but there are at least 3 teams going to be in the challenge, HTC, Rabo, Sky and at a push Leopard

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posted by Gkam84 [9039 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:16

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There's one team that might do well in the ttt that no one is mentioning - are we all keeping it quiet ???

I xferred in one of their riders.

And i don't mean AG2R and Hinault

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:24

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Gkam is right, Boardman was talking about it on the ITV highlights, they checked it out with the officials and if Team Sky win Thomas is in yellow no matter who crosses the line first. Likewise Martin is in yellow if HTC win and Hushovd if Garmin win etc etc.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:25

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i've got four shots at top of GC, i think... Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7502 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 23:01

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I'm putting my eggs in a Sky shaped basket. Because I have a soft spot for Geraint.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing..."

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posted by Cooks [492 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 23:54

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I have a choice of Garmin, HTC and Sky. Sacrificed Ist place with one eye on today's TTT. Fingers crossed.

posted by onlyonediane [163 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 7:06

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2x htc.sky,garmin,radioshack, 1x Europcar.

You'll all know this but to summarise.

htc win by more than 6 secs Martin in yellow
sky win by more than 6 secs Thomas in yellow and white
garmin win by more than 6 seconds Hushovd in yellow
rsh win by more than 6 seconds Kloden in yellow
eur win by more than 6 seconds Voeckler in yellow
bmc win by more than 3 seconds Evans in yellow
olo win Gilbert in yellow
leo win by more than 6 seconds Gerdermann in yellow
Rab win by more than 6 seconds Gesink in yellow

Hope I have this right. I tried like crazy to get Thomas in my team, but couldn't do it in a way I was happy with.
A win for htc, garmin or olo is best for me.

15 teams have a man at 6 secs...oh dear Saxobank isn't one of them.

God I need to get out more or cut the grass or something.
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posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 8:59

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Yeah, Saxo Bank are out first because they are bottom of the team classification. Oops. Nothing to aim at. I can see Contador losing more time to a number of rivals today, which on top of the minute and a quarter lost yesterday immediately changes the complexion of the next three weeks' racing. He has to attack in the mountains, and he has to follow everyone else's attacks. Should be fun.

Not that I think GT will be outside the first 5 Sky riders today, but worth noting that he (and Thor at Garmin, Martin at HTC etc) are not automatic shoo-ins for the yellow jersey if their teams win - they still have to finish inside the group with the fifth rider, if they're off the back they get their own time, not the team's Nerd

There were a few Welsh flags on show yesterday, there's a fair chance they'll be getting waved in celebration this evening.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8498 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 9:49

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thefatcyclist you missed LIQ (who finished 3rd in the Giro TTT behind HTC and RSH and ahead of OLO 4th, Garmin 5th & Sky 9th) which would put drumroll please Maciej Paterski in yellow

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 10:15

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Crying

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 11:35

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I've got 2x sky, garmin, htc and omega plus a euskaltel Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9039 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 12:28

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