Tour of Qatar Stage 4

by obutterwick   February 7, 2012  

Same again Cav, please. Vansummeren's a decent addition, too.

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worst mistake ever! took farrar out and put Cav in....why did i follow others

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4438 posts]
8th February 2012 - 13:49


Not a HUGE mistake to be fair, could have been worse

I took Cav in for Gilbert, so nothing lost or gained

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
8th February 2012 - 13:53


2 mins to go to transfer deadline put in Cav for penalty points even though I didn't think he'd have the legs for it today! Damn! Got Farrar, Boonen and Blythe though, along with Chicchi for bonus points. Think I'll keep him though as he'll probably go for one more stage win, especially as Boonen won't be so aggressive now he's more or less wrapped it up.

posted by Alan Tullett [1579 posts]
8th February 2012 - 15:19


I wouldn't bet against Boonen for another stage, he said as much himself

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
8th February 2012 - 15:25


I thought he was referring to the win today when he said that but I may be wrong. Be interesting to see if anyone else has a go after Cancellara's attempt today. Doesn't look like Farrar, Renshaw or any other sprinter is going to challenge him (Boonen). Flecha or Eisel maybe? And what happened to Hushovd, I know he had a crash on the first stage when I had him in my team. Is he just taking it easy or letting Blythe have his moment?

posted by Alan Tullett [1579 posts]
8th February 2012 - 15:35


no official scores up yet, i'll do 'em when they do Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7829 posts]
8th February 2012 - 15:40


What a mess, Dropped Stannard and kept Barry(crashed) so as i could put Cav back in and Blythe goes and punchers!!!
100 if i'm lucky

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2172 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:02


I did not see a 3-digit score on the Tour of Qatar yet. Quite disappointing after TDU...

My domestiques didn't work at all. But at least, I learned that filling the team with the last year's dream team does not always work Smile

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posted by aaus [16 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:12


scores for stage 4 ??

posted by ashleybrookes86... [9 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:35


Full stage standings now up on official site

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:39



my Tour of Qatar has been crap as well, but at least I have the excuse I've been ill and that's affected my judgement! Wink e.g. Cav this morning.

At least it's only a learning process for the big ones! That's how the pros treat it!

posted by Alan Tullett [1579 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:40

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Dave - just want to say how much better the game is to play this year with the new interface. Good job!


posted by Psyclyst [23 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:42


I've gone down the 'purist' route last few stages, it's a heart breaker watching your team tumble 200 places in one stage. I'll stick with it until the end of the tour though.

Are the prizes greater considering the heart ache involved?

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posted by _SiD_ [180 posts]
8th February 2012 - 16:53


Likewise, I'm struggling to reel in my 12 yr old daughter who appears to have a knack of picking high scoring domestiques at will... Thinking

It doesn't get easier, you just go faster.....maybe

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posted by pward [88 posts]
8th February 2012 - 17:00


117 today, that'll suffice

Barry has withdrawn after his crash, looking at in on tv, i reckon collar bone

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
8th February 2012 - 17:01


What a mess, i dropping like a stone

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4438 posts]
8th February 2012 - 17:41


100 points!!! More than happy with that after the split today Smile

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posted by carl simpson [54 posts]
8th February 2012 - 17:47


106 today Smile think I'm finally getting the hang of it, wish the sprint had been between the whole peleton, probbaly got more points off of Cav. But hey ho and Barry down with a broken elbow, not an amazing day for Sky Confused

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Or die trying.

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posted by Megan_Team_Sky [6 posts]
8th February 2012 - 18:05


134. Chuffed with that. Maybe Vansummeren wasn't the best of calls, though. Ah well.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [538 posts]
8th February 2012 - 18:19


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh !

thats all i have to say Crying

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posted by stumps [3196 posts]
8th February 2012 - 18:36


changed three for tomorrow and cost myself 20 points. Fingers crossed.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3196 posts]
8th February 2012 - 18:41


So glad I didn't bring in Cav otherwise it would have been different especially with two puncturing! 108 points, a small jump in the overall league, a wee drop in the tour and static everywhere else. Three transfers and hopefully I won't balls it up tomorrow Smile

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posted by giff77 [1174 posts]
8th February 2012 - 18:58


134 in the end so not as bad a result as i first feared, gained 109 places n the qatar league on top of the 200 odd from yesterday. seem to be making up ground from a poor showing in the first two stages,

posted by rhysb [13 posts]
8th February 2012 - 19:01


102 points added nicely to yesterday's 140. Bring on tomorrow (famous last words as team crashes and burns)

posted by Rvizzle [99 posts]
8th February 2012 - 19:12


103 today wow!!! Who are all these people winning all the stages while we crash and burn, put them up against the wall (oops thought I was on the david Gilmour forum) Gradually getting back though. I did say the wind would screw a stage, Blythe would have had good points but for the puncture.
All you guys begging for feb races how do you feel now? Devil

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
8th February 2012 - 19:26


well im still 4th overall so i haven't lost anything in the long run....but as for the tour itself ive made 2 stupid decisions as defensive tactics based on what id expect others to do and its not paid off. (having said that i just enjoy playing the game so the more races the better!)

as for 2morrow farrar back in along with steegmans

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4438 posts]
8th February 2012 - 20:35


1 Big Grin 9 today
Up by 93 places in `Overall table' & 11 in `North West & IOM'
Thought I would have got on Gkam84's wheel today Sick

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

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
8th February 2012 - 21:03


106 today, wasn't expecting that Surprise
Points from Cav, Boonen, Farrar, Chicchi & Kruopis.
Up 32 ToQ, Overall up 6 & no move IoM.

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posted by Mikeh789 [142 posts]
8th February 2012 - 21:36


Crying Crying Crying Crying

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers


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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
8th February 2012 - 22:43


Thinking Pretty happy with my ToQ, 100+ in every stage but one Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin... so far Thinking

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
9th February 2012 - 1:26