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OK, ToQ looks like 5 flat stages with a team time trial on stage 2, so I'm going for the 'all sprinters and swap in 2 TT riders' approach, but is this a good idea?

Am I better off looking at sprinters on teams that might do well in the TTT rather than getting TT specialists? If so which teams might do well in the 11KM TTT? Could Spartacus just ride it as an individual time trial and drag the rest of Radioshack along in his wake?

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Rowing Fiend [29 posts] 4 years ago
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Fabian can always do that, even in the TdF!

I am picking Spartacus as my top rider this year, along with Sagan....

Sky should also do well, with their heavy focus on lead outs.

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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Yup definitely going for Spartacus, Millar, and co.

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seabass89 [212 posts] 4 years ago
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Its unlikely Cancellara can ride 11km faster alone, than with help from a team..

After all, RSN has a mighty good TT team that would be able to help him.

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AWPeleton [3277 posts] 4 years ago
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Just seen the headlines about the Qatar golf comp being reduced by a round due to the excessively high winds.

this race is going to be all about who gets in the front group when the peleton fragments.

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Rvizzle [94 posts] 4 years ago
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Team selected. Bring it on

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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My team as follows... (by what they ate on Christmas day)

2 had dried salted sheeps ribs, 2 had saurkraut, 1 had waffles, 1 had some sort of unidentified boiled meat, 1 had pasta, 1 had pavlova, 1 had a hot dog. Hopefully they all wake up feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Just did the same as you Squiggle and gave hints, I see we have at least 3 guys the same, cant work out some of yours though

2 from down under
2 from waffle country and not stroop's
2 from the fjords
1 that likes potato's
1 who's a jumping goat

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AWPeleton [3277 posts] 4 years ago
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How about:

1 from the worlds largest open prison
2 from pasta land
2 from the windy lowlands
1 from blighty
1 from a famous embassy

and i cant think of anything nonsensical for the others.

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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@stumps
`1 from the worlds largest open prison'
What......Palestine ??????

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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Gone for

Two from land of pasta
One from land of sheep
One from home of borscht
One from home of snails
One from home of lager
One from home of fondue
One from home of hamburger
&One from home of smoked salmon

and I have lots of money left to get the chap from the home of the three legged kipper for stage 2.  3

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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Ok so I wasn't going to drawn in, but since i'm up this early.

1 from a teeny tiny island
1 from a humungus island
1 from the country designed by Slartibartfast
1 from a country people used to not like very much
1 from Joni and Bryans country
1 from Mozart land
1 from where Lord Of The Rings was filmed
1 from Eddy's country

sheesh, its going to be a long season.