Milan - San Remo

by stumps   March 11, 2012  

Well folks, as the dust settles on a cracking Paris Nice race the clock has started ticking for the Milan San Remo race.

Checked various web sites and can only find part team line ups listed so lets hope it's not a last minute thing.

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gerrans!

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posted by keith roberts [178 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:08

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Who had Gerrans? Got 3 in the top 10 I think.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:08

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another day then for me

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1207 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:09

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BMC had a bad day! Gilbert and Van Avermaet down.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:10

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Provisional

Classicissima! (Top6)

1 Simon Gerrans
2 Fabian Cancellara
3 Vincenzo Nibali
4 Peter Sagan
5 John Degenkolb
6 Filippo Pozzato

2 and 4. Glad I swapped Boonen for Cancellara with 2 mins to go!

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:11

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7 Óscar Freire
8 Alessandro Ballan
9 Daniel Osss
10 Daniele Bennati

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:16

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5 Italians in the top 10.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:17

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Nicholas Roche:
"Helicopter caused that crash! Wast at the 250m barrier!! Very stupid to fly so low!!!! Feel very sory for those who hit the deck!"

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:18

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2,4,7 dissapointed, chose marcato over ballan as my outsider for my 4th star rider

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3756 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:21

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Shame Boonen crashed.

Edit - It was Trentin.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:23

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Wow Gerrans, gutted another messed up stage for me

3 in the top 7! It's not that bad! Looks like we'll be hanging out together in the overall for a while yet! I'm quite happy with that, especially after the risk with Cav didn't work. Thank God he's not in any team for the next few weeks, although I doubt if I would have put in Nibali.

Although I would have preferred Cancellara to win I'm sure he's going to bag a classic or two this year.

Gerrans top of the World standings! Why do I keep on underestimating this guy and overestimating Cav. Patriotism and fantasy cycling don't mix!! Looks like leaving Sky has done him some good. EBH had no help. Cav'll have to stick to the Champs Elysee this year. He's not going to get Olympic Gold and he won't be in my team for that either.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:30

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1. GERRANS Simon GEC 06:59:24
2. CANCELLARA Fabian RNT 00:00:00
3. NIBALI Vincenzo LIQ 00:00:00
4. SAGAN Peter LIQ 00:00:02
5. DEGENKOLB John PRO 00:00:02
6. POZZATO Filippo FAR 00:00:02
7. FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar KAT 00:00:02
8. BALLAN Alessandro BMC 00:00:02
9. OSS Daniel LIQ 00:00:02
10. BENNATI Daniele RNT 00:00:02
11. FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier KAT 00:00:02
12. PAOLINI Luca KAT 00:00:02
13. GESCHKE Simon PRO 00:00:02
14. GATTO Oscar FAR 00:00:02
15. GOSS Matthew Harley GEC 00:00:02
16. VISCONTI Giovanni MOV 00:00:02
17. GUARNIERI Jacopo AST 00:00:02
18. VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco José MOV 00:00:02
19. DE KORT Koen PRO 00:00:02
20. HOOGERLAND Johnny

Had guarnieri in all week (and geschke last night) then took him out this morning Sad think it will cost me 4 points. All in all though there is only a select few DS's there so shouldnt be too bad

2,4,7,11 = 91 points

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3756 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:30

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
2,4,7 dissapointed, chose marcato over ballan as my outsider for my 4th star rider

2, 4, 7 (+ 11) and not disappointed, would of like Boonen not to of crashed, 4 in top 10 would of been great.

At least I did not pick Cav, Gilbert, Farrar, EBH, Griepel or Pettachi

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:32

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Similar to others; 2,4,7,11,13. I make that 99 points.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:34

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91 as well. Not a bad start as I've never seen this race before. Don't think we'll be massively off the lead.

Anyone got the top 4!

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:45

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Im gonna guess there will be alot of people with 91-100 points

Im just annoyed with marcato

im gonna go out on a limb and say barring someone having been slightly lucky with there selection, you could be close to the top Wig_Billy

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3756 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:46

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Noone will have the top without being very lucky, cant see anyone having picked sagan and nibali

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3756 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:48

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Not a bad day - 2, 3, 8 & 11
[Note to self, do not pick Eisel, being Cav's chaperone]

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
17th March 2012 - 17:48

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Alan Tullett wrote:
Gerrans top of the World standings! Why do I keep on underestimating this guy and overestimating Cav.

Ditto that!

What a nightmare, got Cancellara then...um... ...my next best guy last seen sitting on the roadside at the last corner with his head in his hands!

Oh dear, well I'm keeping Cav for Gent-Wevelgem because if I dropped him he'd only go and win it!

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
17th March 2012 - 18:05

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Squiggle wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
Gerrans top of the World standings! Why do I keep on underestimating this guy and overestimating Cav.

Ditto that!

What a nightmare, got Cancellara then...um... ...my next best guy last seen sitting on the roadside at the last corner with his head in his hands!

Oh dear, well I'm keeping Cav for Gent-Wevelgem because if I dropped him he'd only go and win it!

Defo won't have Cav even though it's much shorter but still some tough climbs. His 2009 win in MSR was a fluke really. Now all the teams know he can win in a sprint they burn him off. Not sure Sky'll be strong enough to help him win many flat stages of the TdF. It's looking like Wiggins' year.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 18:39

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my criticism of Marcato my be slightly unfair, he came 26th (although no points for this comp) its not awful considering the size of the field at the start

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3756 posts]
17th March 2012 - 18:48

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
17th March 2012 - 18:59

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OK I totally missed the race, made some changes when i found wifi at 2am, so i went

Pablo Lastras (MOV)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Daniel Oss (LIQ)
Johan Vansummeren (GRM)
Nikolas Maes (OPQ)
Simon Spilak (KAT)
Jon Izagirre (EUS)
Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ)

Now sitting in a hotel room in Rome, was told that Rai Sport might be showing a replay, else i have it set to record on Eurosport for when i get home with my wooden spoon Crying Crying Crying Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
17th March 2012 - 19:03

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Had #2 and #7 placings, plus 5pts for my compatriot Tuft.
The Sky DNF list is pretty wild !

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

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posted by Strathlubnaig [113 posts]
17th March 2012 - 19:16

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Scores are up! Simon MacMichael in San Remo saying that the race organisers were giving him all sorts of grief for using the internet in the press room. Luckily he speaks Italian and can wave his arms around like the best of 'em

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
17th March 2012 - 19:18

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
my criticism of Marcato my be slightly unfair, he came 26th (although no points for this comp) its not awful considering the size of the field at the start

He did better than Cav!
Vichot came in with Gilbert so maybe he was in that crash. Not so lucky after all. FDJ not doing that great this year.

posted by Alan Tullett [1427 posts]
17th March 2012 - 19:46

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scores are up? can't see mine.....

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
17th March 2012 - 20:00

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1, 4, 11 for me. I dithered over swapping cancellera for cav. Should have so listened to my gut and did gone ahead and ditched cav. Now kicking myself. Hoping I caan maintain the advances I've made and even build on them Big Grin

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posted by giff77 [1032 posts]
18th March 2012 - 1:24

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Shocking that Sky dropped all their riders to help cav..

Eddy needs to find himself a team that actually will help him, and not just pretend he is a captain..

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posted by seabass89 [235 posts]
18th March 2012 - 1:39

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I'm home again, saw bits and pieces of highlights, Sky tactics = HUGE FAIL Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
18th March 2012 - 8:04

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