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Ok, guys, i know you wont believe me after last years antics  19

But i really cant decided on a team to start the TdU

This is my latest changes

Replace Edvald Boasson Hagen with Matthew Goss
Replace Matthew Goss with Michael Matthews
Replace Mark Renshaw with Jose Joaquin Rojas
Replace Robbie Mcewen with Alessandro Ballan
Replace Adam Blythe with Cameron Meyer
Replace Jens Voigt with Luke Roberts
Replace Adam Hansen with Gorka Izagirre
Replace Matthew Lloyd with Ben Hermans
Replace Matthew Brammeier with Jose Ivan Gutierrez

Cant decided on a final team, changing guys daily, lol

Also, not looking forward to some of the big races, as its still a 2 per team limit, having Wiggo and Cav in the same team now and also the Schlecks, Cancellara, Horner, Kloden and Fuglsang to name a few of the RSN team  20

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Stumps [3463 posts] 5 years ago
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The route describes itself as medium mountains ? It's on the coastal regions of Australia so me thinks it may well be quite flat apart from the occasional rises.

As such i've gone for a mainly sprinter line up with the likes of OBH in my line up just in case there are any big lump's to deal with.

The others are all likely contenders for the stages so their teams are more than likely going to try and get them over any lumps still in contact with any leading group.

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JAndrewHill [1212 posts] 5 years ago
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at the moment it's :-
Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Andre Greipel (LOT)
Simon Gerrans (GRE)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
Domestiques
Cameron Meyer (GRE)
Christopher Sutton (SKY)
Jesse Sergent (RSN)
Jack Bauer (GRM)
Matthew Lloyd (LAM)

but i am on the lookout for more aussies . . .  19

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JAndrewHill [1212 posts] 5 years ago
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there are profiles on the santos site http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/down-under-classic-and-stages-1-6.htm
and it looks a little lumpy . . .but usually flat for the last few km, so ideal for ebh

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JAndrewHill [1212 posts] 5 years ago
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there are profiles on the santos site http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/down-under-classic-and-stages-1-6.htm
and it looks a little lumpy . . .but usually flat for the last few km, so ideal for ebh

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dave atkinson [6298 posts] 5 years ago
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we've amended some of the stage listings. stage 1 was MM but although it's uphill all the way there aren't any big climbs, so now it's FL...

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simon F [1003 posts] 5 years ago
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In a word, Australian. It probably won't stay that way though.

EBH
Goss
GvA
Haussler

CJ Sutton
Matt Brammeier
Cam Meyer
Jack Bauer
Adam Hansen

Likely to be different again by tomorrow.

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TERatcliffe26 [4698 posts] 5 years ago
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At the moment

EBH
Rojas
Roy/Huntarovich
Van Hummel

Belleti
Reynes
Erviti
Agostini
Machado

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LabMonkey [97 posts] 5 years ago
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I know my team, and I don't require any 'feedback' from the forum.  16

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Stumps [3463 posts] 5 years ago
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I've gone for:

EBH
Goss
Renshaw
Henderson
Bobridge
Sutton
Hondo
Belletti
Bauer

But it's gonna change as it doesn't feel right.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm unsure about one star rider & one domestique but apart from that, my team's sorted.  3

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Squiggle [403 posts] 5 years ago
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You've missed that crying emotocon huh Gkam? But don't worry, I'm sure you'll be using it a lot again this season!

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Squiggle [403 posts] 5 years ago
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Not saying my team but hell it's the same as everyone elses!

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JAndrewHill [1212 posts] 5 years ago
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LabMonkey wrote:

I know my team, and I don't require any 'feedback' from the forum.  16

But you are so predictable, /i am sure we can all guess it anyway . . .  26 26

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LabMonkey [97 posts] 5 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:
LabMonkey wrote:

I know my team, and I don't require any 'feedback' from the forum.  16

But you are so predictable, /i am sure we can all guess it anyway . . .  26 26

Feel free to have a go - I might even consider a little prize for whoever gets all nine correct!

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notfastenough [3719 posts] 5 years ago
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I've not played before (- never played any fantasy sports game before) so I may have got the wrong end of the stick, but it seems that I need to have 1 each of the star roles - GC, KM, PC, AR. However, I'm not sure I could find a single GC rider on the TDU start list? I wanted EBH and Simon Gerrans, but they are both listed as AR, so I can only pick one of them, while the GC rider (whichever one I pick) isn't racing.

Or have I got this all wrong?  39

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simon F [1003 posts] 5 years ago
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You can have any 4 star riders, whatever their roles, and any 5 domestiques. Budget is the only limitation.

(edit) but no more than two out of your 9 from the same team

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notfastenough [3719 posts] 5 years ago
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Thanks Simon, I just went back on and it worked fine, I must have had something else restricting the selection such as funds or members of a single team.

No doubt I'll go back and change it a few times before they get going...

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giff77 [1262 posts] 5 years ago
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@gkam try and get as many aussies on board and maybe a few with a track record for combativity!! The spaniards don't travel well for some reason so maybe a few north europeans. Think though you may be spinning us a line and have your team set. Anyway here's my lot subject to change mind.  4

Stars
Renshaw
Thomas
Goss
Bakelants

Domestiques
Voigt
Sutton
O'Grady
Lloyd
Bauer

Will probably crash and burn but hey...

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 5 years ago
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giff77 wrote:

Think though you may be spinning us a line and have your team set.

Nope i really don't, i picked out a team just to try the system after having tried it in "beta" stage, then i changed it, the list as you see above and now i'm going to change it over the weekend when i finally decide who will be riding for me  4

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giff77 [1262 posts] 5 years ago
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Love it mate - hope you choose well. Though I think we may all be up for giving you a run for your money  4

BTW - how's the synthetic food tasting going??

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JAndrewHill [1212 posts] 5 years ago
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Now going for
EBH
Greipel
Goss
Renshaw
Meyer
O'Grady
Pate
Hondo
Pauwels

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 5 years ago
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giff77 wrote:

BTW - how's the synthetic food tasting going??

Most were ok, but some just didn't agree with my system at all, most time on the toilet than on the bike

I'm working on write ups for them all at the moment  4

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JAndrewHill [1212 posts] 5 years ago
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and LabMonkey has picked :-
Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Mark Renshaw (RAB)
Gregory Henderson (LOT)
Cameron Meyer (GRE)
Christopher Sutton (SKY)
Serge Pauwels (OPQ)
Jack Bauer (GRM)
Matthew Lloyd (LAM)
Matt Goss

but LM'll change it now that I have let it slip.. . .

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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Matthew Goss (GRE)
Mark Renshaw (RAB)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Heinrich Haussler (GRM)
Domestiques
Christopher Sutton (SKY)
Jens Voigt (RSN)
Danilo Hondo (LAM)
Cameron Meyer (GRE)
Anders Lund (SAX)

I had EBH when I did the Beta version, and various doms, this will probably change

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LabMonkey [97 posts] 5 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

and LabMonkey has picked :-
Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Mark Renshaw (RAB)
Gregory Henderson (LOT)
Cameron Meyer (GRE)
Christopher Sutton (SKY)
Serge Pauwels (OPQ)
Jack Bauer (GRM)
Matthew Lloyd (LAM)
Matt Goss

but LM'll change it now that I have let it slip.. . .

4 out of 9.

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 5 years ago
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I've picked my 9 riders 4 times now, but they don't stay in my team & all show as no rider  20

I don't think you want me to play out with you  2

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 5 years ago
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Keep Calm and Carry On - heeers fluffy  18

Mark Renshaw
Matthew Goss
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Robert Hunter
Christopher Sutton
Danilo Hondo
Cameron Meyer
Jack Bauer
Adam Hansen

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notfastenough [3719 posts] 5 years ago
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I've got the same problem - I pick my team, commit the changes, but hen I go back there's no-one listed and the big red button still says my team is incomplete?

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notfastenough [3719 posts] 5 years ago
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Hang on - just tried again using MS IE - there's a 2nd commit button on the transfer summary page - sure that wasn't there when I used Google Chrome?

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Rvizzle [94 posts] 5 years ago
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Has anyone put together a team that DOESN'T include EBH?

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