Stage 14 La Vuelta

by Gkam84   September 3, 2011  

Still another hour and a half till they set off, so to save me forgetting after i've been out for a spin, here's your daily post

http://skysports.html.infostradasports.com/cache/lib/Tour/2/TheASP.asp@P...

Tough day and can see it being only a handful of the GC guys getting up the final climb, so made a couple of changes, I just hope Dan Martin aint feeling it today as i took him out for L L Sanchez Big Grin

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Christ, Nibali and Rodriguez lost about 1:20 by the look of things. Being a GC contender isn't about being the strongest climber, it's about being the most consistent...

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:31

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Glad i put in taaramae now - loads a points hopefully.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:33

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Taaramae should have scored 34 points today

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:36

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Okay, I take it back, I might have done all right for points today Smile

posted by coffee_queen [35 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:38

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110 for me today i think, not so bad, but if i had gone with what i thought, i would have only had 118, so not bad Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:39

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96 I think, and that's without Taaramae. Taaramae instead of Sorensen would have had me rolling in points.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:53

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should never have took wiggins out for nibali Sad!, but 111 points isnt too bad !!

posted by macauley ley [26 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 15:59

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swapped Froome for Moreno???http://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/crying.gif
I thought having 2 Sky riders was a bit too risky.
Also Fuglsang for Martin? Might swap that back or build for 16.

Otherwise had 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 13th and 16th, so shouldn't be too bad, could have been great though.

Reckon tomorrow's climb will be different though. Sticking with Wiggins but don't rule out Cobo, Mollema and Purito could still come back. Wiggins and Froome expended a lot of energy today and the terrain suited them. The road was better than anything around Cambridge. Shit! It was better than an English motorway! Not sure the Angliru will be quite so smooth and the gradient is much tougher. It's a three-part test and maybe Purito and Nibali understand that better than Wiggins but I hope he doesn't crack.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 16:13

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Scarponi abandoned today (as did Kartsen Kroon after hos crash) - worth knowing if you still have him in your team (though I suspect most transferred him out last week) Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8505 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 16:47

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81 + mountain points (if any) second poor day in a row Crying

posted by Sprinting_Jarwhal [13 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 16:53

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I had 1st, 5,6,7,13,14,15 today. Dont know what that will bring me in points but it wont be to bad.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:01

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Gkam - I am currently working through scores and have 32 for Taaramae, where are you getting 34 from?

20 Stage + 4 Stage PC + 6 Stage KM + 2 Overall KM = 32

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8505 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:02

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OH FFS Angry i've done it again, lol, i did the HC instead of Cat 1, lol

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:11

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Top 20 GC

1 Taaramäe (COF) 4:39:01
2 J.J. Cobo (GEO) +25
3 De la Fuente (GEO) +29
4 W. Poels (VCD) +40
5 Wiggins (SKY) +45 ✔
6 Froome (SKY) +45 ✔
7 Mollema (RAB) +45 ✔
8 Menchov (GEO) +45
9 Nieve (EUS) +55
10 Van den Broeck (OLO) +1:00
11 Pardilla (MOV) +1:12
12 S. Lagutin (VCD) +1:15
13 D. Moreno (KAT) +1:17 ✔
14 Monfort (LEO) +1:18
15 Fuglsang (LEO) +1:24 ✔
16 Martin (GRM) +1:37
17 Zaugg (LEO) +1:40
18 Seeldraeyers (QST) +1:40
19 C. Sørensen (SBS) +1:42
20 Majka (SBS) +1:48

Top 5 points

1 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) 81
2 Mollema (RAB) 78 ✔
3 P. Sagan (LIQ) 75
4 D. Moreno (KAT) 65 ✔
5 W. Poels (VCD) 51

Top 5 Mountains

1 Moncoutié (COF) 50
2 Montaguti (ALM) 38 ✔
3 D. Moreno (KAT) 32 ✔
4 Taaramäe (COF) 30
5 Martin (GRM) 25

Top 10 GC

1 Wiggins (SKY) 55:54:45 ✔
2 Froome (SKY) +7 ✔
3 Mollema (RAB) +36 ✔
4 J.J. Cobo (GEO) +55
5 Fuglsang (LEO) +58 ✔
6 Kessiakoff (AST) +1:23 ✔
7 Nibali (LIQ) +1:25
8 Monfort (LEO) +1:37
9 Van den Broeck (OLO) +2:16
10 D. Moreno (KAT) +2:24 ✔

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:13

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Tried to work out my points for today and got 149 !!!

I hope i've done it right but i doubt it as it's the first time i've had a go at working it out.

Here's hoping though Big Grin

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:23

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stumps wrote:
Tried to work out my points for today and got 149 !!!

I hope i've done it right but i doubt it as it's the first time i've had a go at working it out.

Here's hoping though Big Grin

Whats your team for today? you counted in the bonuses?

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:27

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113 for me today, once i sorted out the points and mountains had changed slightly Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:35

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so who's everybody transfering today ???

posted by macauley ley [26 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:40

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Wiggo out for Dessel and then Froome out for Doi Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 17:43

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risky business but could possibly pay off Smile!!

posted by macauley ley [26 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 18:02

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Well after Wiggo's interview saying team sky are going to get Sutton into red, then its gotta be done eh............everyone saw that right? Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 18:14

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Gkam84 wrote:
Wiggo out for Dessel and then Froome out for Doi Big Grin

OK, thanks for the tip
I'm trying to find Mr.McHenry [on his trike] in the listings Surprise

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 18:14

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As far as i know, he was taken off the course after the ITT because his bike was not considered UCI spec Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 18:25

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Eh? Confused

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 18:30

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Gonna take out dan martin for tomorrow, steady 131 points today

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 18:40

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I was right, 149 points today. Decision now is, do i or dont i change anyone.

My head says Taaramae will not have the legs tomorrow but who do i swap him for Thinking Thinking

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 19:14

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Gonna take out dan martin for tomorrow, steady 131 points today

How can you call 131 steady FFS, thats greed man. Devil I've not been able to update for 2 days because I've been doing the son to University thing, so my team has achieved 95 and 82 points without me. Heh heh.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 19:16

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Stage 80 IN:Cyril DESSEL OUT:Bradley WIGGINS
Stage 80 IN:Yukihiro DOI OUT:Christopher FROOME

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 19:21

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Got Mollema in for Moncoutie as I'm sure Mollema was playing conservative today, planning an attack tomorrow where the climb will suit Wiggo less. Not sure about the other one. Sorensen out maybe, but who for? Doi maybe?

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 19:26

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Got Pardilla in for Martin and Lagustin for Montaguti.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
3rd September 2011 - 22:31

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