Tour of Oman. Stage 2

by giff77   February 14, 2012  

That's me sorted. No Cav, as not prepared to take penalty points. If there's a bunch sprint I'm stuffed Sad

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André Greipel was at the front of the pack, but with 300m to go, he couldn’t hold on any more. He finished approximately 10th

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 14:38

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not that bag according to the LottoBelisol team facebook page Greipel hung in there until 300m to go and finished about 10th.

It is hard relying on twitter and facebook for race results, race commentary or colour yes, results not

I did drop Cav today, replaced him with Farrar who I expect to make that little climb at the finish, unlike others. Still waiting to find out if I picked good

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
15th February 2012 - 14:39

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STAGE STANDING BY POINTS

1.SAGAN P.
LIQ
3h 10' 44"
2.COOKE B.
GEC
00' 00"
3.SLAGTER T.
RAB
00' 00"
4.GALLOPIN T.
RNT
00' 00"
5.NAVARDAUSKAS R.
GRM
00' 00"
6.BOUHANNI N.
FDJ
00' 00"
7.SUTTON C.
SKY
00' 00"
8.FUGLSANG J.
RNT
00' 00"
9.CANCELLARA F.
RNT
00' 04"
10.GREIPEL A.
LTB
00' 04"

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
15th February 2012 - 14:45

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1. SAGAN
2. COOKE
3. SLAGTER
4. GALLOPIN
5. NAVARDAUSKAS
6. BOUHANNI
7. SUTTON
8. FUGLSANG
9. CANCELLARA
10. GREIPEL
11. LEBAS
12. RODRIGUEZ
13. NIBALI
14. VELITS
15. CASAR
16. KUCHYNSKI
17. VAN WINDEN
18. JEANNESSON
19. GUSEV
20. SCHÄR

Thats your top 20 stage

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 14:47

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Top 10 GC

1. SAGAN
2. GREIPEL + 00' 04"
3. COOKE + 00' 07"
4. SLAGTER + 00' 09"
5. BOUHANNI + 00' 10"
6. GALLOPIN + 00' 10"
7. SUTTON + 00' 10"
8. FUGLSANG + 00' 13"
9. NAVARDAUSKAS + 00' 13"
10. CANCELLARA + 00' 17"

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 14:49

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i meant to pick bouhanni and picked lemair by mistake....any chance of a retrospective transfer do you think?
Sick Sick Sick Sick

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:07

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JAndrewHill wrote:
i meant to pick bouhanni and picked lemair by mistake....any chance of a retrospective transfer do you think?
Sick Sick Sick Sick

Snap Crying I was split between the two for my switch of Sohrabi and ended up going with Lemair

I doubt i'm going to get above 80 today

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:11

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got all the results bar the combativity award. dunno why we have to wait for that Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:17

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it just gets worse for me, ive droped like a stone, can we cancel the ToO and put me back up to 4th in the overall and we will start again in march

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4440 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:24

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i as a purist have

1 Sagan
3 Slagter
4 Gallopin
6 Bouhanni

155 today
163 yesterday

posted by arsene [217 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:27

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dave_atkinson wrote:
this race has the *best* coverage Thinking

Gkam84 wrote:
Not only the best coverage, but also the funniest websites doing updates...

Alan Tullett wrote:
Info on this race has been poor. Stage 2 profile was wrong... I didn't see the real one until later this morning.. Next year can we have the Volta ao Algarve [?]...

My vote is for Algarve next year, too! Smile

posted by fico [19 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:29

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59 points, shocking.

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:32

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28th overall today. Happy face.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:36

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Damn you Cooke! I stuck with him for all of Qatar and he got me Bo Didley! Cheers muchly Crying Angry

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

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posted by livestrongnick [2174 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:45

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124pts today. not bad. but my transfers in scored zilch.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:46

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949= today with a grand total of 46 points (insert a noose smiley here) Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:46

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shudda been 13th today in the stage table, if i had brought in bouhanni as i wanted to. Crying Crying Crying

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:48

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Glad you agree fico!

Thing that really pisses me off is I had Gallopin for 4 stages in Qatar and he did bugger all! Now he's high up twice!! Damn!!

Glad I brought in Bouhanni though. My FDJ rider was Bonnet but he has done bugger all so far but I'll keep him for tomorrow. He probably just needs a couple of stages to get going.

It's all good practice for the real thing though! Going for a short ride now and then watch the Volta.

posted by Alan Tullett [1579 posts]
15th February 2012 - 15:51

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Time to start saving transfers, ready for the hills. . . and i will defo get rid of cav then . . . Dont Tell Anyone Dont Tell Anyone Dont Tell Anyone

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1274 posts]
15th February 2012 - 16:32

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Yeah Cav for 2moro then bye bye

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 16:55

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i had to use 1 to get shot of sohrabi Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
15th February 2012 - 16:56

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Gkam84 wrote:
Tour of Algarve kicks of 3.45 Eurosport 2 LIVE Big Grin

Tried recording Cycling on Eurosport 3 times this week {track & road} and all I get is Angry tennis
Why is cycling coverage so s**te in UK
I posted to ITV4 last year on bad ToB 2011 coverage - no reply.Their press said they had good reporting.

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

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
15th February 2012 - 17:17

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Thats all i did and my score was a big fat FAIL, much like John Talen Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 17:20

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Its not the cycling coverage fluffy, its Eurosport, they NEVER stick to schedule, even for live events, if something is over running, thats it

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
15th February 2012 - 17:32

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Maybe we should blitz the ITV, Eurosport, Sky Programmers & the Tourist Board for better coverage.
I'm sure all the voices here on this forum MAY have some effect.
Whilst not having been to most of the countries on the Tours, it certainly does them credit as a showcase as to how the countries have developed their tourism

I think i'll write to the Times now Yawn

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

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
15th February 2012 - 17:52

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I hate this game. Took Sagan out for Kittel Blah, falling like a stone.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
15th February 2012 - 20:09

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fluffchucker wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Tour of Algarve kicks of 3.45 Eurosport 2 LIVE Big Grin

Tried recording Cycling on Eurosport 3 times this week {track & road} and all I get is Angry tennis
Why is cycling coverage so s**te in UK
I posted to ITV4 last year on bad ToB 2011 coverage - no reply.Their press said they had good reporting.

Same here mate, switched on for the Algarve today and bloody tennis, not even the final but a 2nd round match Angry

Mind you the legs on display were much better than anything the Algarve competitors could muster Devil Devil

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3198 posts]
15th February 2012 - 20:12

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If you go to the steephilltv site they have links to various sites that are showing it. The first link to channel 9 of sports-livez is the best. It's in Portuguese mind you.

posted by Alan Tullett [1579 posts]
15th February 2012 - 20:21

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Going to keep everyone the same and go for 3rd time lucky. Will have 4 transfers for stage 4 and see what happens then.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3198 posts]
15th February 2012 - 20:24

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Oh sod it and buggeration really not working out for me at all. At least it's downhill tomorrow. Maybe that will help.

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posted by giff77 [1175 posts]
15th February 2012 - 22:03

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