Tour of Qatar Stage 1

by Gkam84   February 5, 2012  

Transfer window has just slammed shut, right on my fingers Big Grin

So i thought i'd share with you my thought process and REAL team

Mark Cavendish (SKY) Obvious aint it?
Mark Renshaw (RAB) Can push Cav all the way
Tom Boonen (OPQ) Figured in most stages last year
Denis Galimzyanov (KAT) Did well last year in the top 10 on 4/5 stages
Nikolas Maes (OPQ) Best young rider last year
Roger Kluge (1T4) 9th in the points and top 10 3/5
William Clarke (CHA) Break away's
Gabriel Rasch (FDJ) 7th last year, hoping for better
Dominique Rollin (FDJ) 3/5 stages top 10 and 8th in points last year

Also have a little spare so i can bring in my guys for the TTT, BUT if you want to see my chopping and changing mind, look here, some of them were before i knew the rosters

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LabMonkey wrote:
First, second, third, fifth... nice start!

Who did you have in 5th? Oss came 5th, it was a mistake by them with appollinio in 5th he came 8th

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4193 posts]
5th February 2012 - 13:57

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
LabMonkey wrote:
First, second, third, fifth... nice start!

Who did you have in 5th? Oss came 5th, it was a mistake by them with appollinio in 5th he came 8th

Interesting - Eurosport had Sagan in 5th.

Maybe best to wait for the official results...

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:01

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Hopefully they got the Blythe result wrong too (sorry Adam, I know that's a brilliant result but hey I'd rather have 30 points, I'll pick you next time!)

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:04

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I'm sure it was
1st Hushovd
2nd Kohler
3rd Appolononononinioioi
4th Farrer
5th Demare
6th Kemp

...in my dreams

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

...

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posted by JAndrewHill [1258 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:08

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LabMonkey wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
LabMonkey wrote:
First, second and third... nice start!

Looks like I'm playing catch up already in the N. Wales league. Sad

You are lucky - since I live in Aberystwyth, and due to the addition of a 'mid wales' league - I have moved over today and so you should be top. Call it a little xmas present from me.

Oh, I'll miss you... or maybe I wont Wink

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:10

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LabMonkey wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
LabMonkey wrote:
First, second, third, fifth... nice start!

Who did you have in 5th? Oss came 5th, it was a mistake by them with appollinio in 5th he came 8th

Interesting - Eurosport had Sagan in 5th.

Maybe best to wait for the official results...

Teratcliffe26 - you were right, Oss was 5th, (Sagan was 3rd), and Appollinio was 8th as you suggest. I will still take that to be honest.

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:12

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Actually I think that Phinney and Hushovd finished joint second which is what confused the finish judge as he thought it was only one BMC rider where infact there were two riding really closely together.

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:13

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From Steephill it's as follows:

BOONEN
BLYTHE
SAGAN
FARRAH
OSS
RENSHAW
KRISTOFF
APPOLLONIO
VAN GENECHTEN
WAGNER.

So it's 1,4,6,8 for me according to those results. At work so missed actual tv coverage.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3034 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:14

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when do our teams get updated with points etc?

posted by rhysb [13 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:46

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rhysb wrote:
when do our teams get updated with points etc?

Soon as we know the results Devil

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
5th February 2012 - 14:50

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Not so much a good start for me, only first try so better luck next time, had Oss so not awful, took out Boonen late last night wasn't sure he had it in him, proved wrong

Live forever.
Or die trying.

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posted by Megan_Team_Sky [6 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:04

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
LabMonkey wrote:
First, second, third, fifth... nice start!

Who did you have in 5th? Oss came 5th, it was a mistake by them with appollinio in 5th he came 8th

Appolonio was 8th on stage, but is 5th on GC - intermediate 2 second time bonus I imagine. Renshaw leapfrogs Oss too by 1 second.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8979 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:08

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Megan_Team_Sky wrote:
Not so much a good start for me, only first try so better luck next time, had Oss so not awful, took out Boonen late last night wasn't sure he had it in him, proved wrong

Dont worry, my first few stages were awful.

Welcome to fantasy cycling though. Big Grin

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3034 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:10

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Thank You Smile

Live forever.
Or die trying.

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posted by Megan_Team_Sky [6 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:16

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watch me freefall, got Renshaw and zip else.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:20

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I think 136 on the day. Can't decide if that's good or bad. What everybody else get?

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:25

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bubby016 wrote:
I think 136 on the day. Can't decide if that's good or bad. What everybody else get?

136 is good - is that just for the finishing position points on the stage?

I had 121 points on the line, and I *think* 176 if you include GC, points and young rider points.

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:40

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Watched the last 10kms on Eurosport and wished I hadn't bothered. First Henderson punctured, then Galimzyanov, then it became clear Cav wasn't going to sprint. That was 3 of my 4 star riders that didn't score. My other was Farrar.
Although, I had Adam Blythe who got 2nd and 5 in the top 20 so I might scrape past 100pts.

posted by NeilG83 [271 posts]
5th February 2012 - 15:41

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Congratulations to TERatcliffe76 - Number 1 in the season long game - the only competition that I am interested in.

I am up to 6th now... keep looking over your shoulder! haha

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
5th February 2012 - 16:14

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Cheers LabMonkey, im going the solid steady route at the moment, lets hope it continues

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4193 posts]
5th February 2012 - 16:38

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151 for me today, quite happy with that. Upto 38th overall.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3034 posts]
5th February 2012 - 17:06

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it's all red arrows on my dashboard Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7683 posts]
5th February 2012 - 17:31

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is the game down? I can't get in to see the bad news

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
5th February 2012 - 18:07

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thefatcyclist wrote:
is the game down? I can't get in to see the bad news

fine here... although it's not great news when you do get on Plain Face

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7683 posts]
5th February 2012 - 18:15

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Ssorted my team yesterday and forgot to click the BIG GREEN button doh!!! Woke up this morning with that niggle that I'd forgotten to do something. S**t!!! as it dawned on me. Sorted the team and remembered to click green Smile so glad I had that niggle. Green arrows all round Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Happy days. Hoping now that I can hold it and not balls it up in the TTT.

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posted by giff77 [1100 posts]
5th February 2012 - 18:33

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38th overall, way down in all the minileagues, well thats the game. And the game plan, keeping to it. No changes for tomorrow, 4 transfers for Tuesday, although my brain is saying dump Sky and put in 2 liquigas or 2 omega pharma.
Plain Face

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
5th February 2012 - 18:45

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No sprint points?? Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [9200 posts]
5th February 2012 - 22:50

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Up 11 overall
Down 1 IOM & Northwest league.

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posted by Mikeh789 [141 posts]
5th February 2012 - 23:02

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Wow, I managed to pick the DNS and the DNF. Do I get points for that?

posted by Aapje [215 posts]
5th February 2012 - 23:28

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Aapje wrote:
Wow, I managed to pick the DNS and the DNF. Do I get points for that?

It has to be a first from a team of 9 !

You should get a least a 10 point bonus for that..... Rolling On The Floor

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3034 posts]
6th February 2012 - 0:21

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