Tour of Oman. Stage 1.

by rjl   February 14, 2012  

After many doubts and changes, my final team is:

Cavendish
Greipel
Kittel
Galimzyanov

Steegmans
Guardini
Selig
Sutton
Bouhanni

we'll see...

Good luck to everybody!!

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you get points for whatever nine riders you pick, unlike last year it's not possible to have an incomplete team*

*shouldn't be possible Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7242 posts]
14th February 2012 - 15:59

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Full results up now on official site

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
14th February 2012 - 15:59

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Stage One

1. GREIPEL
2. GALIMZYANOV
3. FARRAR
4. KITTEL
5. SAGAN
6. BOUHANNI
7. OSS
8. GUARDINI
9. GALLOPIN
10. GOSS
11. BROWN
12. SUTTON
13. BOONEN
14. GARDEYN
15. TEN DAM
16. FRIEDEMANN
17. POPOVYCH
18. PHINNEY
19. FUGLSANG
20. GUSEV

Overall

1. GREIPEL
2. GALIMZYANOV
3. FARRAR
4. LEMAIR
5. IGNATYEV
6. KITTEL
7. SAGAN
8. BOUHANNI
9. OSS
10. GUARDINI
11. GALLOPIN
12. GOSS
13. BROWN
14. SUTTON
15. BOONEN
16. GARDEYN
17. WYSS
18. TEN DAM
19. FRIEDEMANN
20. POPOVYCH

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:00

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I went with the S's, Should have stuck to G's

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:01

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Yes, that's what I meant. Didn't mean to be controversial.

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:05

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LabMonkey wrote:
dave_atkinson wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
I seem to have lost Sohrabi from my team. I hope I've got points despite this, since he was available prior to the race.

yup, he got subbed out. but you'll still get yr points

I am not sure this is fair - I found out a few days ago that Sohrabi was out of Oman and so removed him from my team. It wasn't *that* last minute a withdrawal. I had Farrar in a few stages ago - can I have some points for him for today please? (I joke).

When i went to bed last night he was still listed as being able to be picked on this site. If whoever replaced him got points i think it's only fair that they get those points for Sohrabi. A lot of us dont have the time to search websites for entry lists and expect this webiste to be correct especially less than 10hrs before kick off.

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posted by stumps [2650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:10

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I quite agree Stumps and i don't know how some people "knew" a few days ago, considering it was only announced yesterday lunchtime Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:15

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:19

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So, since Sohrabi would have got points through being on the same team as Greipel, does he get any? I know, I'm pushing it a bit now. Wink

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:24

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I'd personally rather get a free transfer to replace sohrabi. Big Grin
Points would be nice but that's Fantasy Cycling for you!! Crying

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posted by livestrongnick [1683 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:26

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livestrongnick wrote:
I'd personally rather get a free transfer to replace sohrabi. Big Grin
Points would be nice but that's Fantasy Cycling for you!! Crying

No free transfer just give me points PLEEEEEEEEEASE Crying

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posted by stumps [2650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 16:30

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what an awful stage! and team for me Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3757 posts]
14th February 2012 - 19:00

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Stupid bloody game anyway.

Where is the `sulking like a baby` smiley???

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posted by charliemac74 [167 posts]
14th February 2012 - 19:30

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Stupid bloody game anyway.

Where is the `sulking like a baby` smiley???

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 20:27

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Sadly I also had Sohrabi in my team.

Still 112 points so can't complain too much.

Where's everyone getting the stage profiles? I've only seen them in another forum...

posted by Rvizzle [97 posts]
14th February 2012 - 20:36

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
14th February 2012 - 20:39

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They come from the official site but stages 1 and 2 are the same. The Sky website has a description of the stages and say 2 has a couple of ramps but should be a bunch sprint.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
14th February 2012 - 20:39

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charliemac74 wrote:
Stupid bloody game anyway.

Where is the `sulking like a baby` smiley???

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
14th February 2012 - 20:54

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Cheers Gkam, and cheers Alan T for the tip!

posted by Rvizzle [97 posts]
14th February 2012 - 21:59

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Keep the faith.
...but I guess it might be wise to transfer Sohrabi. So I've gone for the Flem
Sick

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1207 posts]
14th February 2012 - 21:59

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My wife's got (or hasn't got) sohrabi for the duration as She's a purist at heart!

I Time Trial, that way I'm not such a danger to other cyclists!

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posted by Johnbosley [19 posts]
14th February 2012 - 23:27

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i've kept sohrabi and done some other transfers. it's not like he did any worse than my other domestiques Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7242 posts]
14th February 2012 - 23:54

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Gkam84 wrote:
I quite agree Stumps and i don't know how some people "knew" a few days ago, considering it was only announced yesterday lunchtime Thinking

Top tip - google your riders names...

http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.aspfile=/2012/2/11/sports/10717353&se...

11th Feb (or just after) was when I 'knew' he wouldn't be racing.

I don't think Dave should be responsable for ensuring that everything is up to date and perfect all the time - he works hard enough already.

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
15th February 2012 - 1:03

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Well that site doesn't even load for me, Runtime Error, i always check my riders before finishing my team and up until lunch time on the 13th, even on the Lotto website, he was still racing

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
15th February 2012 - 13:08

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Gkam84 wrote:
Well that site doesn't even load for me, Runtime Error, i always check my riders before finishing my team and up until lunch time on the 13th, even on the Lotto website, he was still racing

http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2012/2/11/sports/10717353&s...

Anyway, it doesn't really matter. Lets all play nice and enjoy the game.

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posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
15th February 2012 - 13:31

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Aaarrrggg!! it seems that today is an uphill finish (I found a real profile in a forum), so maybe it's Sagan or Goss day!! and my team with cav... aaarrrgggg!!

posted by rjl [18 posts]
15th February 2012 - 13:36

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Damn!! Sagan wins!! Angry Angry

1. Sagan
2. Cooke
3. Slagter

posted by rjl [18 posts]
15th February 2012 - 14:05

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Gkam84 wrote:
I dont think he means points for Sohrabi

Ok, so no one got points for Sohrabi, right? He would have had to start the stage to get points, right? So, if someone abandons the race or does not finish a stage, and he's still on our team, we don't get a free transfer nor credit for their points if their teammate wins a stage?... Just wondering...

posted by fico [19 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:17

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LabMonkey wrote:

http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2012/2/11/sports/10717353&s...

Anyway, it doesn't really matter. Lets all play nice and enjoy the game.

Cheers for the link, i could have missed that one in my searching, no dates of the Asian champ's doesn't help either Wink

You must do some really in depth searching on your riders, i just do a general google, see that their fit and riding, then look up their wikipedia page if they have one, see their past results in the race or similar style races Big Grin Nerd

fico wrote:

Ok, so no one got points for Sohrabi, right? He would have had to start the stage to get points, right? So, if someone abandons the race or does not finish a stage, and he's still on our team, we don't get a free transfer nor credit for their points if their teammate wins a stage?... Just wondering...

No-one got points for Sohrabi as he didn't race, He would have had to start AND finish the stage. If someone jumps off mid stage, then correct, he scores 0 even if his team mate wins

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posted by Gkam84 [8650 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:52

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LabMonkey wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
I quite agree Stumps and i don't know how some people "knew" a few days ago, considering it was only announced yesterday lunchtime Thinking

Top tip - google your riders names...

http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.aspfile=/2012/2/11/sports/10717353&se...

11th Feb (or just after) was when I 'knew' he wouldn't be racing.

I don't think Dave should be responsable for ensuring that everything is up to date and perfect all the time - he works hard enough already.

I still want toknow the home town and country of birth for the immediate family of each rider. . . it would be so useful, and Dave simply has not delivered .

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1207 posts]
15th February 2012 - 19:21

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