Rest Day 2

by londonplayer   September 5, 2011  

This is the forum to discuss La Vuelta withdrawal symptoms. Wink

I've done my 4 transfers. Have you?

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I've done mine, three in for the sprint, 1 in for extra GC points. Hoping that any breakaway gets pulled in before the finish otherwise I'll be stuffed.

On another note, is there no young rider comp in the Vuelta? I thought the white jersey was for young riders as in the TdF but it's a 'combined award' for which I don't think there are any fantasy points, am I right?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th September 2011 - 12:50

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drheaton wrote:
On another note, is there no young rider comp in the Vuelta? I thought the white jersey was for young riders as in the TdF but it's a 'combined award' for which I don't think there are any fantasy points, am I right?

That's correct. No young rider's jersey, no points for combined.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7699 posts]
5th September 2011 - 13:06

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Thanks Dave, that means I've slightly cocked up one of my transfers (and overestimated my 'guaranteed' minimum score) Sad

Back to tomorrow, now that Kittel and Freire have retired who's your bet for a sprint finish? Degenkolb, Sagan and Bennati look like the obvious choices but Pettachi hasn't won much this year so might go for it.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th September 2011 - 13:35

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I've given up on Petacchi. Got the 3 you mentioned plus Lastras.

posted by Alan Tullett [1497 posts]
5th September 2011 - 13:57

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On another note, pity about Kessiakoff being ill. Was hoping for something from him yesterday.

posted by Alan Tullett [1497 posts]
5th September 2011 - 14:01

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Stage 81 IN:Greg VAN AVERMAET OUT:Manuel QUINZIATO
Stage 81 IN:John DEGENKOLB OUT:Fredrik KESSIAKOFF
Stage 81 IN:Peter SAGAN OUT:Daniel MARTIN
Stage 81 IN:Juan Jose COBO ACEBO OUT:Bauke MOLLEMA

Fairly obvious choices, I think. I did think about Haedo instead of Van Aver, he did rather well in the last sprint stage.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
5th September 2011 - 14:13

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Tom Veelers will get the lanterne rouge 10 points and may also do well in the sprint.....

Well, it's towards the end of the game so there doesn't seem much point in keeping secrets!

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
5th September 2011 - 14:15

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Dave,

BTW, any thoughts on why my team hasn't been entered automatically in the regional league London?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
5th September 2011 - 14:17

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I thought about putting Veelers in but a) if he's in the sprint Nuyens will probably end up as LT again if he's not in the front group and b) will he be up in the sprint if he's not needed to lead out Kittel?

In the end I didn't bother and left Nuyens in.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th September 2011 - 14:26

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Greg van Avermaet might be useful in 17 I think. Had him for all the first week but he did nothing but eventually he must try something. Sticking with Bennatti for 16 and maybe 17 as well as I'll be putting in some break guys and maybe mountain point riders like Montaguti who's got some points to catch up.

posted by Alan Tullett [1497 posts]
5th September 2011 - 14:49

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Its interesting to see what everyone is changing, but dont forget, there are still quite a few climbs left, including 3 cat 1's and then of course the time bonuses, so dont write froome and wiggo off yet Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
5th September 2011 - 15:21

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Quite right Gkam84, there are 15 climbs left but only one uphill finish. Think they're going to have to attack now for a stage win at some point. If they hadn't f'cked up the TTT they might still be in 1 and 2.

Also there are those int. sprint time bonuses as well although I'm not sure how seriously Sky will take them.

As far as fantasy is concerned the mountain points comp certainly isn't Moncoutie's yet and we're entering the Basque country in 19 and 20 so EUS will do something as they've been pretty quiet so far. Anton was 7th on Angliru so maybe he's got his legs back. Might go for a stage win or could be Nieve or Martinez or Txurruka.

Playing to improve my consistency score by going for big risky scores rather than playing safe. At about 160 points behind I'm not going to win it or even get top 10 by 'playing the game'.

posted by Alan Tullett [1497 posts]
5th September 2011 - 18:11

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Mollema or Cobo? I'm stuck.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [538 posts]
5th September 2011 - 22:21

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obutterwick wrote:
Mollema or Cobo? I'm stuck.

Moncoutie !

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
5th September 2011 - 22:39

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and for my random DS pick I am banking on what my mother used to alleviate pain during childbirth . . .
. . . My crypticness is getting bad as you keep guessing them . . . Thinking Thinking

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
5th September 2011 - 22:55

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The old dog is definitely coming up trumps. My money's on Montaguti for Wednesday, though.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [538 posts]
5th September 2011 - 23:06

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She used Poles? Devil then she van der WALLE'd in pain and you've been nothing but de Greef to her since?

I haven't got that one so you might need to give us another clue Thinking

I still aint made any changes yet, just dont know who to drop

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
5th September 2011 - 23:09

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obutterwick wrote:
The old dog is definitely coming up trumps. My money's on Montaguti for Wednesday, though.

my random ds pick is only 27 Day Dreaming

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
5th September 2011 - 23:12

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Ah. I know who it is Smile sounds like a drug of some sort but AFAICT it isn't one.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
5th September 2011 - 23:20

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I was looking for a Mr Epidural but couldn't find him

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
5th September 2011 - 23:21

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JAndrewHill wrote:
and for my random DS pick I am banking on what my mother used to alleviate pain during childbirth . . .
. . . My crypticness is getting bad as you keep guessing them . . . Thinking Thinking

I was thinking of a Dummy, cos that's what I seem to keep picking Angry

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

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
6th September 2011 - 1:12

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