TDU Stage 6

by Gkam84   January 21, 2012  

So whats your final stage team looking like?

I've just gone obvious with mine

Andre Greipel (LOT)
Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Simon Gerrans (GRE)
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Christopher Sutton (SKY)
Jonathan Cantwell (SAX)
Tiago Machado (RSN)
Rohan Dennis (USA)
William Clarke (USA)

My transfers for today were

William Clarke in for Luke Roberts
Tiago Machado in for Martin Kohler
Alejandro Valverde in for Oscar Freire

I can see Gerrans and Valverde going hell for leather because they are on the same time in the GC

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Ended up first in North East region league and upto 67th in whole comp so cant be to down....

Bring on the next races Big Grin

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2705 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 11:40

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Phew, 117 points & moved up the leagues. Smile
Got a long ways to go yet though chasing the epicycling nerdy types Nerd

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

posted by fluffchucker [283 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 13:06

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Pretty happy, only mistake was not putting in Moreno on stage 4, because I was saving a transfer, that would have given me 40 points over 4/5 enough to win, but hindsight is easy.
I might do ok in Paris-Nice, but I am rubbish at one day races, so expect to dive bomb then. Well played all.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 13:40

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GUYS why on earth did you take Greipel out??

I wanna see the prizes going to the people involved in the forum's Devil

I did my PB of the TDU today 138 Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 14:12

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Gkam84 wrote:

I wanna see the prizes going to the people involved in the forum's Devil

Nah mate, its Sunday, should be out cycling Devil

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 14:49

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Raleigh wrote:

Nah mate, its Sunday, should be out cycling Devil

Come join me and i'll go out cycling Devil

But NOT in this http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/2168/39577210150477483297056.jpg

In the background there is normally a hill, this one

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/37284_408039512055_...

Visibility just now is down to about 3 foot, just dont trust the drivers around here Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 16:19

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Gkam84 wrote:
Raleigh wrote:

Nah mate, its Sunday, should be out cycling Devil

Come join me and I'll go out cycling Devil

But NOT in this http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/2168/39577210150477483297056.jpg

Where even are you? Weather Xtra says that there are no reports of snow in the UK ATM.

Oh, and I've done some research, and resistance pools are about £13k off eBay, worth a look for the 'Therapist. Devil

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 17:40

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Hi,

After a dream-like week, I finished my first fantasy tour on top.

My biggest gratitude goes to Alejandro Valverde who takes me 15 steps up yesterday Smile

The game is really incredible. Can't wait till march!

Cheers from Turkey.

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posted by aaus [15 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 17:43

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Raleigh wrote:

Where even are you? Weather Xtra says that there are no reports of snow in the UK ATM.

Oh, and I've done some research, and resistance pools are about £13k off eBay, worth a look for the 'Therapist. Devil

Just south of Glenshee ski centre Smile To be fair, that picture was this morning, but its been on and off with the sun coming out in between and high winds

aaus wrote:
Hi,

After a dream-like week, I finished my first fantasy tour on top.

My biggest gratitude goes to Alejandro Valverde who takes me 15 steps up yesterday Smile

The game is really incredible. Can't wait till march!

Cheers from Turkey.

Well done aaus, enjoy your new wheels and hope you stick about the forums and have a chat now and then Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 18:19

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Ach. That's just a wee skiff gkam Devil though on thursday I got caught out - snow and hail back to back. Feet were like blocks of ice. Should have grabbed my overshoes Big Grin

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posted by giff77 [1047 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 19:08

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I could have posted a picture of north east England today but all it would have shown was lush blue skies, perfect riding weather i here you say, unfortunately the 40+ mph winds dont seem to show up on my camera Laughing

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posted by stumps [2705 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 19:10

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@stumps - if you can hold the bike down to get on it, it's not windy Big Grin Am in Norfolk for a long weekend and has been cracking weather. Looked at the Scottish weather 70Mph wind ouch!!

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posted by giff77 [1047 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 19:24

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Yeap...been a wee bit blustery over here in Ireland too...
Twisterville...lol
If only Garmin had anemometers in their Edge series....

The_Kaner
FREEEEEEEEDOM!

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posted by The _Kaner [406 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 19:51

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giff77 wrote:
@stumps - if you can hold the bike down to get on it, it's not windy Big Grin

Clip in left foot, push off (slightly uphill) go to clip right foot in, massive gust of wind, bike and me fall over to left-hand (clipped in) side.

As I lay on the ground, I thought, at least there's no-one around to witness my shame.

Then I saw the neighbours at their kitchen window pissing themselves laughing...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8015 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 19:57

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Dont worry Simon, I did something like that last week, on the road home, i decided to stop in past a shop, all fine, bought my lotto and jumped on the bike, getting towards the junction, i saw it was busy, so tried to unclip, no way was my pedal letting go, so i thought, i'll just try a track stand, can normally hold them for a good 45 seconds, NOT today the wind though, just got into position to track it and BANG, a gust of wind from no where and i was on the deck, only about 5 cars and a couple of pedestrians about, i must have gone as red as my top Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 20:30

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Gkam84 wrote:

Well done aaus, enjoy your new wheels and hope you stick about the forums and have a chat now and then Big Grin

Thanks a lot. I think, from now on I will spend more time here.

By the way, the weather was awful here in Istanbul as well for all week. Finally, I did my training in a nearby island today. Here:

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/orig...

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posted by aaus [15 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 22:08

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Filthy wind this morning, only good in #onedirection

Oh yeah, this isn't Twitter...

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 22:36

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Aaus, really jealous, what was the temperature?

posted by onlyonediane [159 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 22:37

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I think it was about 10 °C and pretty clear.

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posted by aaus [15 posts]
22nd January 2012 - 23:38

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Sick Completly Dreadful. I'm not going to say where I finished. You can try to find out where I am in the overall table, but it'll take some time Sigh. The first time I got over 100 points was stage 6. At least I know you can jump 100+ places in one stage. But considering the next stage is a long wait Waiting Yawn , I'm gonna be pretty depressed Sad.

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
23rd January 2012 - 22:55

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I am feeling so sorry for you GKAM, , , yiu should try listening to your own advice.
Big Grin Pick some decent climbers for QATAR,

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
24th January 2012 - 21:58

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Why you feeling sorry for me??

Climbers it is, in fact i think i'll have at least 8 of them in my squad Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
24th January 2012 - 22:13

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oops, i misread an earlier post GKAM and thought you were moaning about a low position in the tdu. . . it was someone else.

Why only 8 climbers?

I think i might have unearthed a gem for qatar . . . . he's 184cm tall and 80kg...so decent stats . . . but keeping it to myself as the one to bring me the extra points i need to sneak ahead. . . and i hope he can climb the big hills of the qatar golf club.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
25th January 2012 - 0:29

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Your picking Derek Rucker?? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Rucker Devil

But i'm guessing now, He rides for Lotto and is a Belgian Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
25th January 2012 - 0:36

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Gkam84 wrote:
Climbers it is, in fact i think i'll have at least 8 of them in my squad Devil

Laugh, I nearly got a round of drinks in Applause

& I've got McHenry of Le Manège enchanté

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

posted by fluffchucker [283 posts]
25th January 2012 - 1:27

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@ gkam84
I think I picked McH last year but UCI had him banned as his frame didn't comply & spectators noticed erratic cornering, possibly drug induced. Broken Heart

PS - do we have too much time on our hands Rolling On The Floor

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

posted by fluffchucker [283 posts]
25th January 2012 - 13:52

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Now there is a major slip up, telling everyone about him

Took me a min to work it out as my french is very poor

But if were are going to give away inside secerts like that, you might aswell know my whole team with all their stats and wins

http://bit.ly/wrC9cH, http://bit.ly/Arjgjm, http://bit.ly/w4eAsR, http://bit.ly/ycKI2N, http://bit.ly/yhPLVI, http://bit.ly/yB4Mpb,
http://bit.ly/ADg0So, http://bit.ly/zc6bDW,
http://bit.ly/xSDN8S,

If anyone picks ALL my riders and wins, you've owe me a prize Devil Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
25th January 2012 - 14:35

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Nothing else to do while i was waiting for Mr Murray to hit my tv screen this morning Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
25th January 2012 - 14:35

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Mr Murray?
In Aus with new balls????

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

posted by fluffchucker [283 posts]
25th January 2012 - 15:41

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Indeed, thats who i was waiting for, i love to see him bashing his balls about Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
25th January 2012 - 17:45

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