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Difficult day for some ahead, no wonder Cav hopped off yesterday if he wasn't feeling great because between the heat and the rolling hills its going to make a few jump off i think

http://skysports.html.infostradasports.com/asp/lib/event/tour/index.asp?...

An attack has just started as i write, with 48km gone, 25 riders are off in a break with 42 seconds, cant see that being allowed to stay out long

Winner today to come from Rabobank...........i hope  19

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Don't know the full composition of the break yet but I've got Machado in there anyway... could be a good finish for him if it stays out there! Goooooooo-onnnnnnn!!! But not to the detriment of my other 8 riders of course!  4

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boraboca [6 posts] 4 years ago
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it's 2 riders now... i'm hoping for the break to be caught today

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Slagter, M. Albasini left in the break with 33seconds

If a decent break is formed, i think they will be left to get away and win because Quickstep are not going to do all the work through the hills today and no-one else will be taking it up for them, so if you want your time in the limelight get in the break today and get the red jersey

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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Nicolas ROCHE
Greg VAN AVERMAET
Bauke MOLLEMA
Jakob FUGLSANG
Maxime MONFORT
Eros CAPECCHI
Marcel KITTEL
Steven KRUIJSWIJK
Andrew TALANSKY

The possibilites are endless this race, so sticking doggedly to the plan of defeat.

Anton is a poss, as is Luis Leon, Cataldo, Sagan.
But I expect old Sylvian to be close. Congrats to him after all the riding he has done this season.
Made for Thor but for Garmins treatment.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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NONONONONO Taaramäe has joined the break, he was going to be my secret weapon for next week, he's peaking to soon, lol

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boraboca [6 posts] 4 years ago
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I think my team can do well today with the steep finish
Joaquim RODRIQUEZ
Greg VAN AVERMAET
Michele SCARPONI
Jakob FUGLSANG
Daniel MARTIN
Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO
Leigh HOWARD
Marcel KITTEL
Tiago MACHADO

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Bradley WIGGINS
Manuel QUINZIATO
Bauke MOLLEMA
Taylor PHINNEY
Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL
Enrico GASPAROTTO
Pablo LASTRAS GARCIA
Konstantin SIVTSOV
Ian STANNARD

Mine dont in bad shape either, after taking out Cav and Devolder yesterday and leaving the pursuits i can see my failing now  19

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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@Gkam, they'll never let Taaramae go up the road although he did lose a bit of time already.

@thefatcyclist, Ah but "the new Thor" is riding and he's in my squadra! This is purely my rating of him as a finisher but he'll only get stronger with age! Actually there are probably 2 "new Thors" both in my team so I'm glad you said that!

@boraboca, Strong team! You could almost be a purist with that line up, although I thought mine was pretty strong too they've not done much yet but they should bring me back into contention before the rest day I hope.

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 4 years ago
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I hate this vuelta, as soon as i take taaramae out he goes in the break and crosses the cat 2 1st  20

my gamble on my climber isnt paying off either shhould have put mollema back in or scarponi

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boraboca [6 posts] 4 years ago
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They did this same exact stage last year and they caught the break with anton winning

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Just outta interest, anyone else getting "there is a technical fault with this channel" on Eurosport  14 14

Not been able to get it this morning at all and now i cant watch the USA pro challenge highlights

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Taking the break back now only Albasini staying away, Could Sivtsov use him to jump the field?

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boraboca [6 posts] 4 years ago
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there is no way the break will make it

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Not anymore, 3 guys up front with only a minute, Quickstep are doing the work along with Katusha, didn't expect that, but coming onto the last couple of climbs riders will be shed all over the place just shortly and be left with the best 10-20 riders

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boraboca [6 posts] 4 years ago
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J-Rod Won finally I get a stage winner on my team

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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3 in the top 20 for me  37 but no1 in the top 10 GC for me anymore unless they re-jig it overnight again

You would have been better off with Moreno today, 3rd, plus 2nd in GC plus the mountains, he'll prob take the points today aswell and then 5 bonus for the team win

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 4 years ago
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i give up, 1 point for me today

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bubby016 [89 posts] 4 years ago
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I had Taaramae and Moncoutie  4 4 4

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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bubby016 wrote:

I had Taaramae and Moncoutie  4 4 4

So a whole 10 points for that  19

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Sweet! Much better today + Moreno 5 points bonus thanks to Purito!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Top 20 stage

1 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) 4:42:54
2 W. Poels (VCD) +4
3 D. Moreno (KAT) +5
4 Mollema (RAB) +7
5 Scarponi (LAM) +8
6 Zubeldia (RSH) +8
7 Fuglsang (LEO) +8
8 Roche (ALM) +8
9 Van den Broeck (OLO) +8
10 Kessiakoff (AST) +8
11 Nibali (LIQ) +11
12 Pardilla (MOV) +11
13 Nieve (EUS) +11
14 Menchov (GEO) +11
15 Bakelants (OLO) +11
16 L. Sánchez (RAB) +11
17 Kruijswijk (RAB) +17
18 C. Sørensen (SBS) +20
19 Brajkovic (RSH) +20
20 Wiggins (SKY) +20

Top 10 GC

1 Sy. Chavanel (QST) 18:02:34
2 D. Moreno (KAT) +9
3 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) +23
4 Fuglsang (LEO) +26
5 Nibali (LIQ) +33
6 Kessiakoff (AST) +36
7 Monfort (LEO) +38
8 Pardilla (MOV) +43
9 Van den Broeck (OLO) +44
10 Bruseghin (MOV) +52

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bubby016 [89 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
bubby016 wrote:

I had Taaramae and Moncoutie  4 4 4

So a whole 10 points for that  19

Yeah 1 in the top ten overall and 4 in top twenty today  19

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boraboca [6 posts] 4 years ago
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got 72 points for the day

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Hm. Got Chavanel, plus a few in the lower order at the finish. 22 points, I think. Not had a good Vuelta so far  7

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

3 in the top 20 for me  37 but no1 in the top 10 GC for me anymore unless they re-jig it overnight again

You would have been better off with Moreno today, 3rd, plus 2nd in GC plus the mountains, he'll prob take the points today aswell and then 5 bonus for the team win

You're quite right! Exactly what I did. Could have changed Nibali for 'Purito' but didn't think it worth the bother. Changed Ligthart for Moreno. May change to "Purito' soon, but maybe after TT.

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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Not bad points for me. But putting in capecci instead of moreno big mince steak. (spanish)

For the attention of Dave A

2 points in the season long. Got a spare energy bar if you need one  4

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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thefatcyclist wrote:

Not bad points for me. But putting in capecci instead of moreno big mince steak. (spanish)

For the attention of Dave A

2 points in the season long. Got a spare energy bar if you need one  4

Only 4 behind you in La Vuelta after my 29 today, but almost 100 ahead in the season long  10

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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I didn't do too badly today. 125 points.

the bookies say Sagan will win tomorrow. thoughts?

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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He is in my pool of riders, but the cat 2 near the end might stuff him, if a break gets away over the top, then downill to the finish, can't see the bunch catch up. But who will be in the break..there's the rub.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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Got over a century - may my cricket form continue.  26

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