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Reckon a break by EBH or Hejesdal today. Hope so anyway as they're both in my team along with Contador, Zubeldia, Farrar, Riblon, Bertagnoli, Barredo, and Devenyns.  19

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 4 years ago
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i binned hesjedal after yesterday, so he's pretty much guaranteed to go up the road. if a group can make it over the top of the Aubisque with a couple of minutes then they should stay out really, it's downhill all the way from there.

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Looks like Steegmans is out so Jerome should be safe as FR today!

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Looks like Steegmans is out so Jerome should be safe as LR today!

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 4 years ago
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Squiggle wrote:

Looks like Steegmans is out so Jerome should be safe as LR today!

Steegmans has been riding with a left scaphoid fracture. Nasty.

Still, gives VJ a nice 7 minute cushion at the back.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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My guaranteed winner today has not hit the break  2

Also Kloden has just jumped off the bike

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Not looking good for Bonnet right now. Could be left with some gaping holes in the DM sprinters come Sunday. What's todays time cut going to be anyone know?

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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"Basel Brush" Lars Boom has jumped off today aswell

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rbx [226 posts] 4 years ago
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That looks like a really strong breakaway and as usual I have no one in it. Though doubt how many will stay in it on the Aubisque.

If they do stick along till the end, I'm looking at a total of some 20 odd points today from GC.  7

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Mofo i've just seen the names of the break and AGAIN, i just had transferred a couple of guys out  20

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Bollox! I'm not in the break either!  20

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Stefan [60 posts] 4 years ago
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I've got Roy in there! So I am hoping he is first over the Aubisque!

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Hmmm! It's a strong sprinters break with Hushovd and Petacchi although they are more or less out of the green jersey comp. Bak in there to diminish the intermediate points for Cav rivals. I've got Vanendaert today and he went for the first cat 3 climb so I assume he'll want max points on the Aubisque. Hoping that the sprinter types drop off after the intermediate and Vanendaert has a go to pick up higher HC points.  39

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Well my bet for today was Tiralongo just because this looks about the same profile as his Giro stage win, but he might still do it, thats why i didn't go with Fofonov and Gusev i'd just taken out cause Katusha have been shockingly quiet this year

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rbx [226 posts] 4 years ago
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I guess Petacchi, Hushovd, EBH and Bak will drop back after the IS.

Roy could do win loads of points today but wonder how much he's got in his legs after y'day.

Pineau seems the guy in there who can last the distance. Anyone got him?

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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I guess Petacchi, Hushovd, EBH and Bak will drop back after the IS.

Roy could do win loads of points today but wonder how much he's got in his legs after y'day.

Pineau seems the guy in there who can last the distance. Anyone got him?

Looks more like a launch pad for a Boassen Hagen stage win to me.  39

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 4 years ago
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There's no way all of those guys in the break will stay out over the aubisque, surely?

I fancy that a couple of decent climbers could break from the main pack and still win this one. they only have 4 mins.

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rbx [226 posts] 4 years ago
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No fighting for the IS points!

Seems like everyone's aiming to stay till the end. Half of them can climb better, other half can descend really well. Any bets... other than EBH for Squiggle?

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Cav greeting again cause movistar put 2 riders up for the points, moaning git  19 19

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Thor Bloomin' Hushovd eh! What a ride, wonder if Moncoutie will be patriotic and work with him if he gets up to him.

Here comes my man Vanendert now... better late than never but can't see him staying out until they catch the group in front.

Go on Jelle please save my day!!!!

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rbx [226 posts] 4 years ago
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If Hushovd wins today, as seems likely, I'm picking Roy in my team for tomorrow. I'm sure he'll go again...

Only a win today can keep him quiet tomorrow  1

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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F**K you Mollema  14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Does NOTHING all tour, so i took him out last night and he's gone off the front with Gilbert

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TERatcliffe26 [4571 posts] 4 years ago
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well i might even do worse than my 38 points i got yesterday, its all going downhill  2

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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my lowest this tour is 47 on stage 10 but it'll be close to that today  20

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rbx [226 posts] 4 years ago
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I beat you two in those stakes as well... started le tour with a 32 in the first stage  1

Though if Mollema & Gilbert can stick up front, I should get a few points today given both are in my team  4

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Right, outta the top 10 finishers i've had 5 of them in my team lately

If i score under 50 points today i think i'm just gonna give up on everything and press delete because its now spoiling rather than enhancing my viewing of the tour cause i'm shouting at the tv  31

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TERatcliffe26 [4571 posts] 4 years ago
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well it looks like im gonna score 30 points if im lucky, rojas only guy to score me anything

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Arrrrrgh! Such a hard stage to call bit I think I've just done a "Gesink" and bombed down the leaderboard!  20

Maybe I can pull a "Landis" tomorrow!  3

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Gilbert back in top 10 GC and garmin wearing yellow..................numbers tomorrow again

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

F**K you Mollema  14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Does NOTHING all tour, so i took him out last night and he's gone off the front with Gilbert

F**k Gilbert too! Vanendert obviously had team orders to slow down and give him finish points!  14

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rbx [226 posts] 4 years ago
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Turned out I didn't have Gilbert in my team. Forgot I had swapped him for Frank yesterday  2

Need Vincent Jerome in LR to push my total above 50 today  22

Hope Dave didn't do too well today either, I was finally withing 5 points of him y'day... though have a feeling he had Thor in his team today.

... of course, chapeau to the god of thunder! Thought his defence of MJ was good, today he took it to another level  1

Best TdF in recent years?

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