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We're off, final day that Froome can grab the win, expect something special up the cat 1 climbs as he tries to shack off Cobo, today i think he can

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

I'm off to sleep, been up most of the night watching the rugby, got my computer showing F1 qualifying, so wont be doing updates on here  4

My team today

Bradley WIGGINS
Manuel QUINZIATO
Juan Jose COBO ACEBO
Maxime MONFORT
Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL
Christopher FROOME
Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA
Matteo MONTAGUTI
Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ

I listened to my own advice, a break shouldn't win today because of the 50km from the top of the final climb to the end, So if Froome can trouble Cobo, he could just get time bonuses aswell

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Ok my mate has just arrived with a FLASK of starbucks white chocolate mocha, dont you just love her  4 i'm 45 miles from my nearest starbucks

Seems i picked the wrong riders from the right teams

151 Barredo (ESP, RAB) +1:28:39
115 Lastras (ESP, MOV) +1:31:20

But there are 26 riders 2 mins clear, i'm not liking Geox's tactic since Cobo got the red, they dont bother chasing breaks or anything, a very lazy team in my eyes the last few stages, they just sit behind Froome and watch, yeah a great plan, but its not really cycling, its just playing follow the want-to-be leader  14

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 4 years ago
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the following are away
Barredo y Kruijsiwjk (Rabobank), Caruso (Liquigas), Le Mevel (Garmin), Karpets, Vorganov y Paolini (Katusha), Van de Walle y Bakelandts (Omega), Toribio (Andalucia), Cataldo (Quick Step), Bennati (Leopard), Mondory y Roche(Ag2r), Kiserlovski (Astana), Howard (HTC), Nuyens y Marycz (Saxo Bank), Van Avermaet (BMC), Carrara (Vacansoleil), Lastras (Movistar), Mori, Koen de Kort (Skil Shimano) e Isasi y Txurruka (Euskaltel)

about 3 mins

mountain points

1. MORI Manuele
2. DE KORT Koen
3. TXURRUKA Amets

Only got Bennati, had Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA and Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU for the break.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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1st sprint

1. Éibar 41 km
1 Roche (ALM) 4
2 Lastras (MOV) 2
3 Txurruka (EUS) 1

Climb

Cat.2 Alto de Karabieta 47.8 km
1 Man. Mori (LAM) 5
2 de Kort (SKS) 3
3 Txurruka (EUS) 1

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I dont have anyone in the break, but 7 of my picks over La Vuelta are in there with one more trying to catch up

1 rider def. 1m40s
142 Cataldo (ITA, QST) +3:25:46

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Cat.1 Alto de Elosua 64.3 km
1 Man. Mori (LAM) 10
2 Righi (LAM) 6
3 Lastras (MOV) 4
4 Barredo (RAB) 2
5 Txurruka (EUS) 1

I must say, watched a bit of the Paris-Brussels on Eurosport, BORING and they've cut 30 mins of La Vuelta today aswell  14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Pack def. 2m12s

Down from 4.10, they need to pull it in sharpish before the final climb and the run for home after the Urkiola at 138km leaving them nearly 50km to go, If Froome can get a couple of guys to help up the final climb and try to shake Cobo, he might just be able to get to the finish line for some time bonus and grab the win

Could beat this

Smallest margin of victory: Eric Caritoux over Alberto Fernández in 1984, 6 seconds

Also, looks like Moncoutie will take his 4th mountains jersey in a row

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Cat.3 Alto de Kanpazar 112 km
1 Man. Mori (LAM) 3
2 de Kort (SKS) 2
3 Txurruka (EUS) 1

Do to 1.27 lead, just coming up to 126km done so 10km to the top of the climb, come on Eurosport and get on it  14 14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Well i think its all over now, Sky haven't bothered all day, nor have Geox, its Leopard trek dragging things along, so its Cobo's Vuelta

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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Sprint? What sprint?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Yeah the 20km to go banner he was sprinting for, lol, but then Wiggo got the last sprint bonus  14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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2. Elorrio 119.2 km <<<< wasn't there because they moved it while the stage was underway  14
1 Barredo (RAB) 4
2 Sastre (GEO) 2
3 Wiggins (SKY) 1

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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 20 It's all gone belly up for me now  20

When's the next race start  45

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Also the final climb

Cat.1 Puerto de Urkiola 138.6 km
1 Barredo (RAB) 10
2 Le Mével (GRM) 6
3 Txurruka (EUS) 4
4 Roche (ALM) 2
5 R. Kišerlovski (AST) 1

So i got the wrong Rabo rider  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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fluffchucker wrote:

 20 It's all gone belly up for me now  20

When's the next race start  45

Tomorrow afternoon, transfers open after 11am  4

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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No, not for Vuelta

Can we have a `HINDSIGHT' button fitted  39

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm not talking about Vuelta, the next race in Sunday night, transfers have to be made by 5pm tomorrow for the GP Montreal

I have ONE rider in the top 20  14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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A whole 58 points, one of my worst stages  31

Also, next year, DONT put Quinziato in the sprinters section, he's not once tried to sprint EVER  14 14

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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crap for me i hate this

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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I had Barredo in the break, who picked up a few points, but I finished with only one rider in the top 20! However a classification-weighted team got me 70 altogether, which I'm reasonably happy with for a weird day. I believe the Mountains classification is now secure for Moncoutie? but unless J-Rod can outsprint Mollema, Mollema will get green.

Gkam, I noticed Quinziato was a bit crap, Haedo is usually a better bet at that sort of price but got dropped today, I think.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Mollema might just get green because he's going to go for a bonus sprint, BUT should i risk him for Cobo?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Top 20 Stage

1 Bennati (LEO) 4:39:20
2 Gasparotto (AST) +0
3 D. Caruso (LIQ) +0
4 S. Vanmarcke (GRM) +0
5 de Kort (SKS) +0
6 Man. Mori (LAM) +0
7 D. Malacarne (QST) +0
8 K. Van de Walle (QST) +0
9 Mollema (RAB) +0
10 Capecchi (LIQ) +0
11 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) +0
12 D. Moreno (KAT) +0
13 Isasi (EUS) +0
14 N. Sørensen (SBS) +0
15 Nerz (LIQ) +0
16 W. Poels (VCD) +0
17 Maté (COF) +0
18 Erviti (MOV) +0
19 Fuglsang (LEO) +0
20 Nibali (LIQ) +0

Top 5 points

1 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) 115
2 Mollema (RAB) 115
3 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 92
4 Froome (SKY) 88
5 Bennati (LEO) 81

Top 5 Mountains

1 Moncoutié (COF) 63
2 Montaguti (ALM) 56
3 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 42
4 Martin (GRM) 33
5 D. Moreno (KAT) 32

Top 10 GC

1 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 82:38:32
2 Froome (SKY) +13
3 Wiggins (SKY) +1:39
4 Mollema (RAB) +2:03
5 Menchov (GEO) +3:48
6 Monfort (LEO) +4:13
7 Nibali (LIQ) +4:31
8 Van den Broeck (OLO) +4:45
9 D. Moreno (KAT) +5:20
10 Nieve (EUS) +5:33

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 4 years ago
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yh he might go for a bonus sprint, but sky will want to stop him getting any seconds on wiggins

Also nice to see i had a bad day and still more points than you Gkam, anyway im looking forward to tomorrow nights race

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 4 years ago
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Got Bennati but not much else. Dropped Moreno for a long-shot but didn't make a lot of difference. Still in top 50 though!