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So a shorter one today, after calling a truce yesterday, Cobo and Froome will be hard at it today again with another sprint just 20km in, Froome will be looking to get it if there is no break, To me, Sky have the power to keep a break from getting away, so why not use it to get a time bonus, either that or send one of the not so great sky riders into the back of Cobo's wheel, send him tumbling and then drill it so he's no chance to get back on  19

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

If Froome cant improve today, then with the two cat 1's tomorrow he's going to have to thump it up them and hope someone burst's Cobo's tyre

So who's your main man today? I've got 2 in my team, but 1 most likely wont be allowed to get into a break, not that a break will hold onto the end  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

To me, Sky have the power to keep a break from getting away, so why not use it to get a time bonus, either that or send one of the not so great sky riders into the back of Cobo's wheel, send him tumbling and then drill it so he's no chance to get back on.

Something tells me that might be deemed as slightly unethical.

My men for today? LL Sanchez, Moreno and Nieve.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Well Moreno and Nieve wont be getting into a break, but i have them  19 Verdugo in the break, at least 2 Euki's

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 4 years ago
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well ive kept montaguti incase and replaced poels with lastras, my allrounders are martin and ive brought in sagan as he should have enough to be there at the end today

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 4 years ago
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Also i think froome and sky need to go for the first sprint today looking at how close to the start it is

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simon F [1001 posts] 4 years ago
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First sprint:-
J-Rod
De La Fuente
Mollema

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Withdrawals
77 Martin (GER, THR), Did not start

Tony Martin didn't bother his ass to start  19 He'll be off to practice this TT skills

My transfers lastnight

Stage 84 IN:Gorka VERDUGO MARCOTEGUI OUT:Pablo LASTRAS GARCIA
Stage 84 IN:Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE OUT:Jakob FUGLSANG

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 4 years ago
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haha you took out lastras and i bought him in, oops

poor effort from sky to let mollema take more bonus seconds

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simon F [1001 posts] 4 years ago
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Verdugo looking a good move - 2mins ahead with Igor Anton, Bruseghin and Dyachenko.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Leader(s) - 4 riders
118 Bruseghin (ITA, MOV) +9:58
51 I. Antón (ESP, EUS) +52:44
57 Verdugo (ESP, EUS) +54:39
138 Dyachenko (KAZ, AST) +2:47:54

max. lead 03m22s

Who's looking like a smart ass now  26 I said 2 Euski's and Verdugo would be one  19 Yesterday night i said if Anton was on form he would break aswell, but didn't want to put him in  3

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 4 years ago
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Good call Gkam, never saw your advice to be honest, my loss, still he wont score too many points unless the break stays away for the win

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I should have listened to myself

Gkam84 wrote:

If Montaguti goes, Moncoutie will go with, so i think he's knackered now, If Anton is on form, he'll be away aswell

Mollema and Rabo wont be letting ANY breaks get away until after 20km cause thats where the first sprint is

That was lastnight, Got the Mollema and Rabo spot on and Anton in the break  31

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Cat.3 Puerto de la Granja 42 km
1 Bruseghin (MOV) 3
2 Verdugo (EUS) 2
3 I. Antón (EUS) 1

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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put in Verdugo as well. Thought about Anton but wasn't sure he's be that many places above Wiggins even if he did win. Beginning to change my mind now, but we'll see.

On another note anyone tried the game Zweelers. You pay for a team, €1 for this stage, get 15 riders from various groups and play for prizes, €50 for top of stage. Got Anton for that but took out Verdugo this morning for Montaguti and left in Txurruka instead. Damn!!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Cat.3 Puerto de las Muñecas 59.5 km
1 I. Antón (EUS) 3
2 Verdugo (EUS) 2
3 Dyachenko (AST) 1

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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escape at 5:50, no-one chasing yet.

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 4 years ago
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There's only 14kms to the end after the 2nd cat, perhaps Froome might get Wiggins to try and blast it up the 2nd cat and time trial it home, dont think Cobo could live with that, but then again he has lived with everything else.

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 4 years ago
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64km to go and peloton down to 5 mins 22 secs, still 4 out front.

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 4 years ago
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57km and peloton closing to 4 mins 59 secs with the first of the 2nd cat climbs coming up. There's a sprint point after the 2nd cat so the GC teams might be lining up their teams for bonus secs.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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There is no way the pack are going to close down for the sprint, no points for them at all today, break will sweep them all up apart from maybe the second time they climb the cat 2

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Thats a punishing Cat 2 and no room for bikes with the crowd filling the roads, Sky just looking to see what Cobo is doing up and then going to throw everything at him next time up  4

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Cat.2 Alto El Vivero 114.1 km
1 Verdugo (EUS) 5
2 Bruseghin (MOV) 3
3 I. Antón (EUS) 1

Go Go Verdugo  19

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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well done Verdugo, you're going to be caught next time round I think

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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2. Bilbao 126.9 km
1 Bruseghin (MOV) 4
2 Verdugo (EUS) 2
3 I. Antón (EUS) 1

I would like to personally thank Anton for helping me out today, Bruseghin was always going to take the sprint  4

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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go bruseghin
go froome

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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thats vergugo spent...he might get last place  1

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Monfort, Nieve, Poels, Fuglsang and some other big names missing from the chasing pack  20

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 4 years ago
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only 28 riders behind the leading 3 with 20km to go. Cobo has Menchov and Sastre with him, Froome has Wiggins and Lofkvist, going to be interesting.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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OK, the tracker has made me look a tit again, they are all in there  14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Froome and Cobo commence battle and the tv goes back to Anton  14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Quite happy with Anton winning, got some points from Vurdego and have plus a bonus 5 and Nieve  4

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