Tour of Qatar Stage 5

by Squiggle   February 9, 2012  

Longest stage today. Having had a look at the forecast I'm going for a big risk today. Replacing Degenkolb and Kluge with Geoffrey Archer and Peter Andre. Hopefully 1Team4Individuals wont win! Cool

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Woops I just realised my mistake... "Peter Andre" dosn't work, I mistook GRE for Greece rather than Greenedge. Anyway it's Aidis Kroupis if that's his name. Geoffrey Archer is more obvious I think.

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
9th February 2012 - 10:12

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I'm hoping the pack stay together today, a couple of changes for me

Ian Stannard in for Rodiger Selig
Tom Veelers in for Denis Galimzyanov

Mark Cavendish
Mark Renshaw
Tom Boonen
Tom Veelers
Nikolas Maes
Roger Kluge
Ramunas Navardauskas
Ian Stannard
Adam Blythe

So i want a Sky, Omega or 1T4i win

My ideal would be Cav win, Boonen 2nd, Renshaw 3rd, Veelers 4th with Blythe in 5th and the others in the top 20 Devil I can dream

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posted by Gkam84 [8588 posts]
9th February 2012 - 11:41

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After my stupid mistake yesterday in replaceing farrar with cav rather than sagan, farrar is in for sagan and steegmans for kristoff.

so:

Cav
Farrar
Boonen
Wagner
Van Getchen
Cooke
Blythe
Steegmans
Guardini

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3725 posts]
9th February 2012 - 11:47

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I'm hoping Cav's nice and fresh after his day off Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7199 posts]
9th February 2012 - 11:48

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I think "Cav vs. Farrar" is what we are going to see today.

I hope so..

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posted by aaus [15 posts]
9th February 2012 - 12:50

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Talk about commentators curse, Katusha rider towards the front had hangs just hanging over the front and arms resting on the bars

They said, he's going to cause a crash because he has no control if there is a gust of wind, 30 seconds later, BOOM, he got a nudge, had his hands on the hoods again, but went down right at the front in the middle of the pack, not one other rider went down Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8588 posts]
9th February 2012 - 13:33

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Oppps, got another swear on TV, Farrar screaming F*CK as he went across the line yesterday

Cav today, going over to the Sky guys "F*cking nice job lads* Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [8588 posts]
9th February 2012 - 13:44

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Cav won, but i'm not happy, Boonen get blocked out Angry lol

AND, both guys i transferred out lastnight come in the top 10 Angry Crying Angry Crying

Ian Stannard in for Rodiger Selig
Tom Veelers in for Denis Galimzyanov

Results

Cav
Oss
Sagan
Degenkolb
Selig
Davis
Damare
Guardini
Galimzyanov
Henderson

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posted by Gkam84 [8588 posts]
9th February 2012 - 13:45

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Tyler Farrar
Mark Renshaw
Tom Boonen
Tom Veelers
Aidis Kruopis
Baden Cooke
Martin Kohler
Mehdi Sohrabi
Adam Blythe
It's all gone belly up for me now Crying

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
9th February 2012 - 13:47

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I didn't do too badly today, although I would've done a lot better if I hadn't made any transfers. Confused

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
9th February 2012 - 13:58

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I made one stupid transfer... Sagan for Fletcha, other than that I'm quite pleased.

I've got Degenkolb (thought I'd transferred him out but it was Sagan instead), Selig, and Guardini in top 10, plus 5 bonus points for my stupid transfer.

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
9th February 2012 - 14:01

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God i've lost it big style !

made 3 transfers and cost me 20 points....and 2 of them i got rid of came 1st and 2nd..........Cav wasn't the only one swearing at the finish line Crying Crying

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 [2608 posts]
9th February 2012 - 14:05

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Got lucky today, 6 of the top 8 are in my team, as is Boonen... looks like giving up on transfers may have been a good move!

posted by msw [125 posts]
9th February 2012 - 14:12

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Kept Cav in after he cost me and Demare, one of only 2 riders I haven't changed. Got rid of Selig though for Kroupis who Eurosport were saying was second until they realised it was Oss. For a moment I thought I had 1 and 2!

posted by Alan Tullett [1420 posts]
9th February 2012 - 14:14

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I was a bit annoyed cos I'd transferred Sagan out this morning. Then I remembered I'd replaced him with Cav Big Grin

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7781 posts]
9th February 2012 - 14:22

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I'm glad I stuck with Cav.

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

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posted by obutterwick [526 posts]
9th February 2012 - 15:04

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typical! i take out sagan for farrar and look what happens!!! Angry

on the plus side at least guardini did something for once

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3725 posts]
9th February 2012 - 15:06

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msw wrote:
Got lucky today, 6 of the top 8 are in my team, as is Boonen... looks like giving up on transfers may have been a good move!

SECOND DAMMIT. That'll teach me to sprint on the hoods.

posted by msw [125 posts]
9th February 2012 - 16:45

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Ah ruined my performance today with a 73 pointer.

Is Kohler goign to do anything this tour or is he just a waste of space in the slightest breeze?

posted by Rvizzle [97 posts]
9th February 2012 - 16:52

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142 points for todays stage, very, very happy with that!!! Big Grin

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posted by SounDaz_7 [48 posts]
9th February 2012 - 17:25

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Oh bugger.. not happy with that. At least the tumble down the ranks was more a slip than the freefall which I was anticipating when I saw the initial results. Now what to do with three transfers...

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posted by giff77 [1026 posts]
9th February 2012 - 19:23

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111 today, which is specatacularly good for me Big Grin

posted by coffee_queen [35 posts]
9th February 2012 - 19:36

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Not too bad today, only 1 rider in top ten tho..Cav.
Stayed 14th IoM league but down ToQ & Overall, 18/16. Plain Face

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posted by Mikeh789 [137 posts]
9th February 2012 - 22:54

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