Tour of Oman. Stage 5.

by Mikeh789   February 17, 2012  

Just one transfer for tomorrow, Denis Galimzyanov out. Finally chose, Laurens ten Dam tough choice around 20 credits. Thinking

Given up on watching Eurosports delayed coverage, doesnt help at all Plain Face

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Nibali wins! looks like i made a mistake going for J-Rod then

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:04

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Back from my ride after getting caught in a bloody blizzard, so had to cut short and come back, wasn't in winter gear because when i left the sun was blasting

So it seems Nibali won stage 5, no reports from Ant as he seems to have no signal, so nothing further

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:05

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Velits 2nd from what i can gather

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:07

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Velits comes home 2nd

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:07

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Nibali wins! looks like i made a mistake going for J-Rod then

Same Sad . I was planning on picking Nibali all week but he lost 15 seconds yesterday so I changed to Rodriguez. At least Velits got 2nd.

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:07

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Yh same with velits second, depending on how far ahead of velits on the road nibali was velits could be overall due to the 15 seconds yesterday, also not knowing other placings if sagan etc were up there close enough he had 40 seconds on nibali

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:12

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Seems from what i can make out from twitter Velits may well be leading overall, will make it easier to axe J-Rod for Griepel

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:15

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Velits is in Red Smile

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:33

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Gallopin finished 5th (white jersey and 3rd in GC) which is good for me, Cancellara came 9th and Fuglsang 15th

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:39

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Velits lead is 1 second over Nibali, maybe some fireorks 2morrow? also Gallopin to go for the win (although dont know how many seconds he is behind)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:42

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Sandy Casar 3rd on the stage

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:51

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Top 20 stage

1. NIBALI
2. VELITS
3. CASAR
4. JEANNESSON
5. GALLOPIN
6. SLAGTER
7. RODRIGUEZ
8. LEBAS
9. CANCELLARA
10. NAVARDAUSKAS
11. GUSEV
12. TEN DAM
13. SHIMIZU
14. VAN SUMMEREN
15. FUGLSANG
16. CHAVANEL
17. HANSEN
18. CRAWFORD
19. PINOTTI
20. SCHÄR

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:55

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Top 10 GC

1. VELITS
2. NIBALI
3. GALLOPIN
4. CASAR
5. JEANNESSON
6. SLAGTER
7. RODRIGUEZ
8. NAVARDAUSKAS
9. LEBAS
10. CANCELLARA

Top 5 points

1. GREIPEL
2. SAGAN
3. BOUHANNI
4. GALLOPIN
5. KITTEL

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:56

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Could be on for my worst score this season now and also, Jai Crawford, had him lined up for Qatar, but never picked him, glad to see his name coming up, 18th today

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:58

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Cool I got 2,4,5,7, and 15. Should go someway to mending that 33 point hole from yesterday!

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
18th February 2012 - 14:59

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I got 2,5,7,10,12 not too bad, 2,3,4 in points and 1,3 in youth

I think ten dam and J-Rod for the axe to bring in a german and belgium to go with Sagan and bouhanni for 2morrow

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:05

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I've made my four changes for tomorrow already, 4 guys from 2 countries Smile

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:13

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1st, 10th, 12th & 15th here. Just gotta pick 3 sprinters for tomorrow now. The big question is does Cav get picked? Thinking

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posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:15

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Yh my transfers done too, they were too obvious not to do

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:17

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Not a good day at the office for me 2, 7,8 & 17 but I do have 4 transfers + Sagan, Bouhanni, Cooke, Guardini & Sutton. Which means Grepiel, another big name sprinter, Gallopin & possibly I transfering out Veltis for Galimzyanov.

Might of caught a couple in front of me in the overall, but am going to get over run from those rising from below.

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:21

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I thought Jeannesson was going to be my worst pick, but he turned out to be the best. Fulgsang bit of a disappointment and Vandevelde was a waste of space. Might as well have stuck with Greipel and Steegmans.

Wish I'd had Gallopin all this week like I did last. Damn! Damn! Damn!

But at least I had Slagter so not so bad today as the rest of the week. Schleck nowhere but he tends to use this as a warm-up. Not surprised Nibali won but I couldn't afford Nibali or J-Rod the way my team was set up.

So-so overall like the whole of the ToQ and ToO. Probably dropped a couple of places on the overall.

Now we've got athletics/Volta; FA Cup, and Track. Then an evening ride. Not obsesssed with sport or anything though!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:21

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Best stage position this week at 32nd and only got 133 points....not as well set up for 2morrow as some. Hoping Gallopin will go for the sprint tomorrow to make sure he hangs on to the white and 3rd in GC

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:28

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A rough day for the purists. I nabbed a whopping 23 points and still managed to move up 8 places in the Purist TOO league! Surprise

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
18th February 2012 - 15:44

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95 points today, not too shabby! Disappointed in Fuglsang over the last 48 hours, he has now been sacked in favour of a restored Greipel for tomorrows inevitable sprint. One transfer to ponder on. J-Rod out but do I go for Farrar for the day, or Nibali for the overall? Thinking

posted by darren13366 [54 posts]
18th February 2012 - 16:04

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That really wasn't a good day for me. Oman is giving me a right kicking ARGHHH!!!!

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posted by giff77 [1051 posts]
18th February 2012 - 16:07

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got Nibali for the stage win but was swithering whether to go for Velits or not! Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

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posted by andybnk [92 posts]
18th February 2012 - 16:41

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thefatcyclist wrote:
Mine
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Vicenzo Nibali (LIQ)
Jakob Fuglsang (RSN)
Vladimir Gusev (KAT)
Ramunas Navardauskas (GRM)
Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
Rodiger Selig (KAT)
Andrea Guardini (FAR)
Tom Jelte Slagter (RAB)

But feel Jrod, Jeansson and Casar should have been in.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
18th February 2012 - 17:14

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So why didn't I do it then.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
18th February 2012 - 17:15

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Darn, subbing Slagter for Gallopin wasn't a great choice. But Jeannesson did work out for 110 points and one place up to 7th.

posted by Aapje [167 posts]
18th February 2012 - 19:16

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Aapje wrote:
Darn, subbing Slagter for Gallopin wasn't a great choice. But Jeannesson did work out for 110 points and one place up to 7th.

Gallopin scored more points that Slagter though Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3901 posts]
18th February 2012 - 20:03

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