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On http://www.letour.fr/2012/TQA/RIDERS/us/engages.html we can now see the riders declared.

So out go my Lampre riders (no entry) Bennati, Hustarovich, Bonnet, Goss .... in fact 7 of my 9!!

When are the non-entries going to be deleted from big list please?

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 4 years ago
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Time to start; some quite big names in there. Wonder if Cav will be worth the points! Greipel, Hushovd must be good picks but soon the points run out. Are the Chinese or Japanese worth a punt?

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AWPeleton [3265 posts] 4 years ago
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Alan Tullett wrote:

Time to start; some quite big names in there. Wonder if Cav will be worth the points! Greipel, Hushovd must be good picks but soon the points run out. Are the Chinese or Japanese worth a punt?

Dont know owt about the Japanese or the Chinese but no doubt they will want to put on a show for the cameras.

Decision is do you go for Cav cos he's world champ etc etc or with Griepel as he is on fire ?  39

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Rvizzle [94 posts] 4 years ago
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Ah... I was backing Bennati as a bit of a point machine for this one as well!

Back to square one...

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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Bolton Wanderers backed the Japanese by loaning Ryo.
So, as a fan, I might follow suit. . . .  4

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seabass89 [212 posts] 4 years ago
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Could even the Iranians be something to bet on in the Arab world?

Rasch has said he is aiming for a top 5 position, and the other norwegian Kristoff is looking to get his first pro win

So many questions... Time to do some thinking!

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Teams were set out last week, but i'll be doing my tried and tested method, pick some guys, cross my fingers, close my eyes and hope for the best  19

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 4 years ago
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I couldn't see any Arabic names or nationalities in the list, which is a pity, but plenty of Japanese and Chinese ones. Will be interesting to see how they go. They could make a few breaks at least. If we all go for 3 star sprinters we'll need some cheap DSs.

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 4 years ago
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All rider rosters now added. although i can't find the design of the RTS Racing jersey anywhere so if anyone sees it, let me know  1

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 4 years ago
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Found one Iranian. Sohrabi. Might have him.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Assuming they have something similar to last year, they are the 7 eleven team, but then again, they were 7 Eleven RTS racing

http://www.rtscarbon.com/index.php?action=timThumb&w=650&src=http%3A%2F%...(2).JPG

Only other RTS i can find is this

http://rtscarbon.com/resources/uploads/2010/11/RTS%202011%20suits%20fron...

The only rider who seems to have raced so far for them is Jai Crawford, I think that was the aussie champs

BUT then again, last years Giant Kenda team, was managed by the same guy and they have this kit

http://cyclingtime.com/img/Newsimage/58155/image.jpg

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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Ok, after a little bit of research, i'd got with the yellow and black jersey above, seeing as these are their bikes

http://www.rtscarbon.com/index.php?action=timThumb&w=650&src=http%3A%2F%...

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 4 years ago
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DAVE, i have a present for you, email on its way right from the horse's mouth as it were  19

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 4 years ago
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nice, cheers gkam  1

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 4 years ago
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Greipel is out - http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/greipel-out-of-tour-of-qatar.

There goes a lot of points...  2

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carl simpson [52 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Teams were set out last week, but i'll be doing my tried and tested method, pick some guys, cross my fingers, close my eyes and hope for the best  19

Ive gone with this proven theory also .. after studying what info i can find and throwing together what i reckon are some riders with a decent chance of points im ready to roll  16

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MattFr [105 posts] 4 years ago
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Hmmm, Jack Bauer is down on the start list everywhere I've checked, but comes up shaded on here.