TdF Stage 5

by Gkam84   July 6, 2011  

Right, i'm just in the door, been out on the bike n got caught in a thunder storm, so took shelter for a while

What happened to Brajkovic? i just saw him being put into an ambulance, saw Contador crash, seems like a bad day

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At least 3 quickstep down, Boonen may be out

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 15:15

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Ah ha, they fooled me, Martin leading Goss, Goss sits up and i thought HTC had fecked it again, looks like a sneaky "you follow our dummy train" and Cav comes through and wins

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:30

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Top 20
1. CAVENDISH
2. GILBERT
3. ROJAS
4. GALLOPIN
5. THOMAS
6. GREIPEL
7. HINAULT
8. BONNET
9. OSS
10. HUSHOVD
11. EVANS
12. KLÖDEN
13. JEANNESSON
14. O’GRADY
15. VAN DEN BROECK
16. KREUZIGER
17. RUIJGH
18. WIGGINS
19. ROUX
20. ROCHE

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:41

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So 2nd, 10th, 12th for me today, i switched out Tony Martin for Millar, so quite happy he stayed outta trouble, but with Cav winning its only an extra 2 points

Gilbert got a bucket load today with his points Big Grin

Its still showing Jerome in last which is good, Boonen came home 13 mins down, but i think he's done some major damage and will not be in tomorrow

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:45

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Why did I get rid of Gilbert? Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:48

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I was going to get rid of gilbert but couldn't make it work. Ah well Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7788 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:49

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Why did I get rid of Gilbert? Crying

Tell me you replaced him with Boonen Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:50

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Boonen looked in a bad way. Christophe Kern abandoned as well as Brajkovic.

That was one hell of a finish.

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posted by zombie paul [56 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:50

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dave_atkinson wrote:
I was going to get rid of gilbert but couldn't make it work. Ah well Big Grin

Ditto. All's well that ends well, eh?

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posted by zombie paul [56 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:52

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Gkam84 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
Why did I get rid of Gilbert? Crying

Tell me you replaced him with Boonen Devil

No, Feillu Sad. At least he picked up a few points at the intermediate sprint.

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:54

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good stage that. I particularly enjoy the info nuggets from the itv commentary team, as well as the usual chateau-facts we also got cow-facts, oyster-facts and migratory-bird-facts. Something for everyone there.

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posted by joemmo [1064 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:54

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joemmo wrote:
good stage that. I particularly enjoy the info nuggets from the itv commentary team, as well as the usual chateau-facts we also got cow-facts, oyster-facts and migratory-bird-facts. Something for everyone there.

I think i should maybe start watching them, but i dont like the team, is it still them who used to do the channel 4 coverage years again? Phil Harmason or something like that

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 16:56

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Phil Liggett and some other fella.. I forget. As well as the commentary, we are treated to the sagely words of Chris Boardman delivered via his programme sandwiching adverts. Apparently "Racing is not an activity - it's a mindset".

I'm going to try this next week and see if I can think my way round the cx course rather than pedal.

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posted by joemmo [1064 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:10

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I swapped out Gilbert for Feillu too, really bad decision Sad

Time to start swapping riders out for the mountains yet?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:13

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How did Cuddles score 27 points? Am I missing summat? Confused

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posted by ColT [257 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:39

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11th on stage (10), second overall (9), third in points (3) first in KoM (5)

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7788 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:43

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Finished 11th, got good GC, Points and KM, dont know if he got in the points in the inter sprint? but it does seem high cause Gilbert only got 28

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:45

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posted by ColT [257 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:46

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Rojas got declassified from the intermediate, game being updated in case anyone's wondering why they can't see it

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7788 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:47

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Damn, I lose points for Rojas and Boonen

*Shakes fist at race jury*

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9243 posts]
6th July 2011 - 17:56

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Balls, I swapped Gilbert for EBH..

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

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posted by Cooks [510 posts]
6th July 2011 - 18:17

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dave_atkinson wrote:
Rojas got declassified from the intermediate, game being updated in case anyone's wondering why they can't see it

Nice, because of that it moved me up 10 places, lol

Any word on Boonen's move on Cav

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posted by Gkam84 [9293 posts]
6th July 2011 - 18:18

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Woohoo, joint 13th. :0)

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1271 posts]
6th July 2011 - 18:53

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Gkam, Boonen lost his intermediate points too At Wits End

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9243 posts]
6th July 2011 - 19:08

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There was a moment when I was regretting swapping Voeckler for Millar.

Good stage to watch I thought, I get in at 3.30 and it's the first weekday one that I haven't fast-forwarded through vast chunks on Sky+.

posted by Swirly [67 posts]
6th July 2011 - 19:30

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So did I! At least I've got the points to get him back in or do I go now for Cadel, which was my plan.

posted by Alan Tullett [1575 posts]
6th July 2011 - 19:47

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Cooks wrote:
Balls, I swapped Gilbert for EBH..

Same Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4364 posts]
6th July 2011 - 20:10

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He'd have won it if the stage had been 500m shorter Smile

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9243 posts]
6th July 2011 - 20:38

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thats no consolation, he is out and gilbert back in for 2moz

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4364 posts]
6th July 2011 - 20:58

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I'm keeping EBH, I'll get GC points for him, and I'm hoping he'll be near the front at the end.

But then that's what I hoped for today...

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

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posted by Cooks [510 posts]
6th July 2011 - 23:28

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