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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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noddy69 [76 posts] 3 years ago
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I went

Greipel
Galymzianov
Oss
Boonen

Steegmans
Selig
Blythe
Navardaskas
Eisel

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Kittel
Cavendish
Galimzyanov
Greipel
Kruopis
Selig
Steegmans
Sutton
Sohrabi

So only one different from you rjl

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aaus [16 posts] 3 years ago
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My team is completely different:

Sagan
Boonen
Goss
Greipel

Guardini
Kruopis
Bouhanni
Sutton
Navardauskas

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serge78 [16 posts] 3 years ago
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Wanted to get Kittel in, but left him out at last minute for Sagan. Ended up with

Cav
Sagan
Oss
Griepel
Steegmans
Guardini
Kruopis
Sutton
Selig

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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For me:

Kittel
Cavendish
Gatto
Greipel
Kruopis
Selig
Steegmans
Blythe
Navardauskas

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TheBSquad [2 posts] 3 years ago
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I read on velonation that sohrabi was out of the lotto team.

I have gone for

Star riders

Vicenzo Nibali (LIQ)
Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
Denis Galimzyanov (KAT)
Daniel Oss (LIQ)

Domestiques
Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
Christian Vande Velde (GRM)
Ramunas Navardauskas (GRM)
Aidis Kruopis (GRE)
Alexander Kristoff (KAT)

Bit of a punt really as this my team selection, was debating going for an out and out sprint team first then changing but in the end decided to go for this.

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rhysb [12 posts] 3 years ago
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There seemes to be some very similar teams out there, Guess it will start to boil down to who backs that random DS for the the shock result

For me:

Mark Cavendish (SKY)
Andre Greipel (LOT)
Denis Galimzyanov (KAT)
Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ)

Domestiques
Christopher Sutton (SKY)
Aidis Kruopis (GRE)
Ramunas Navardauskas (GRM)
Gert Steegmans (OPQ)

I am hoping that Chavanel will be quicksteps main main rather than boonen in this tour and that they will try to set Steegmans up for at least one stage win/ high position as a little reward for last week.

I was going to go for kittel but took a last min change. Hope it wont bite me today. In both the TDU and TOQ i seemed to have quite poor starts good middles then and ok last stage so hoping his time to make better start

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Squiggle [403 posts] 3 years ago
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Kittel
Cav
Greipel
Wagner
Steegmans
Gallopin
*****(climber)
Kruopis
Selig

I have to admit that I didn't think much about this team, completely omitted Guardini without realising. So with this in mind I'll probably get my best result so far!  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Ah brilliant, sohrabi not in Lotto team  14 Great start for me again!

Mark Cavendish
Andre Greipel
David Millar
Daniel Oss

Aidis Kruopis
Mehdi Sohrabi
Christopher Sutton
Adam Blythe
Gert Steegmans

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Mehdi Sohrabi isn't there, he's off to Malaysia for the Asian championships, nice to let us know yesterday and by the time i heard it was this morning and it was past deadline

Also doesn't help that the "official" site lists NO riders http://www.letour.fr/2012/TOO/RIDERS/us/engages.html

Then there is NO tv coverage in the UK, could be very interesting if we get any scores  19

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giff77 [1191 posts] 3 years ago
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Right, this will be me to start off with:

Tyler Farrar (GRM)
Tom Boonen (OPQ)
David Millar (GRM)
Denis Galimzyanov (KAT)
Adam Blythe (BMC)
Gert Steegmans (OPQ)
Jeremy Hunt (SKY)
Aleksandr Kuschynski (KAT)
Pier Paolo De Negri (FAR)

Everything crossed.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Wow Giff, you know its flat until stage 5?  19

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Rider list is there
http://www.letour.fr/2012/TOO/RIDERS/us/partants.html
wish i'd checked this sooner!  20
Cheers Dave, and you was doing such a good job!  3

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dave atkinson [6147 posts] 3 years ago
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sohrabi's in my team too  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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id say stage 4 isnt exactly flat either!

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dave atkinson [6147 posts] 3 years ago
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there was a couple of other last minute changes in there too... sorry folks!

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giff77 [1191 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Wow Giff, you know its flat until stage 5?  19

Possibly not a good idea to make a selection in the wee hours with a couple of malts. Either that or sheer genius  4

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Tv Coverage is a bit pointless if you ask me

Eurosport 2 Schedule:
Stage 1 highlights: Wednesday, February 15, 12.00-12.30 PM GMT
Stage 2 highlights: Thursday, February 16, 12.00-12.30 PM GMT
Stage 3 highlights: Friday, February 17, 11.00-11.30 AM GMT
Stage 4 highlights: Saturday, February 18, 11.00-11.30 AM GMT
Stage 5 highlights: Sunday, February 19, 10.30-11.00 AM GMT
Stage 6 highlights: Monday, February 20, 11.00-11.30 AM GMT

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rjl [16 posts] 3 years ago
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Greipel wins the first stage.

I'm waiting for complete results...

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Greipel, Galimzyanov, Farrar, Kittel, Sagan

Thats the top 5, happy with that 1st 2nd and 4th  1

Plus i think Sohrabi should get 5 bonus for the Greipel win and short notice withdrawl  3

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rjl [16 posts] 3 years ago
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11Greipel
Galimzyanov
Farrar
Kittel
Sagan

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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So Cav wasn't sprinting?

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Nope, from reports so far, he finished out the back

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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Bit of a transfer headache for tomorrow then  39

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Has the Iranian withdrawn?

Laughing at all the people who picked the Manx Express.

LOL

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stumps [3187 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Nope, from reports so far, he finished out the back

Looks like his tumble in Qatar was worse than people let on  14

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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buggar cav stupid guy, would have score better with my team that didnt have him  2 looks like im gonna use both my changes tomorrow

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Simon_MacMichael [2443 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

Nope, from reports so far, he finished out the back

Looks like his tumble in Qatar was worse than people let on  14

Cav just tweeted: Yep, not the best of days today. Ran off the road by Alexander Kristoff with 1200m to go. Shit happens. Well done to @AndreGreipel.

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stumps [3187 posts] 3 years ago
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Fair enough.

At the speed they travel getting run off the road with 1200 to go means your out of it. Better luck next time, going to keep him in for tomorrow.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm loving this site's results http://www.xoo-cycling.ch/en/news/89/2518/

Look at the right hand side for optimism under "extra's"

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