Tour of Flanders

by JAndrewHill   March 29, 2012  

Can anyone see beyond Sagan and Degenkolb for the TDF?
I'd also go for Westra as a cheapish DS Thinking Thinking

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Who is the vcd rider in the G2? hope its devolder Wink although i doubt it

It was Leukemans

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:24

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1,2 for me (So far Wink Wink )

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:26

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I'll take my exit now, someone else or 20 others by the looks can post the rest of the results Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:27

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GVA 4th (I think)

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:28

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Think @TERatcliffe26 might have jumped over me again. 1,2,3 for him and 1,2 for me.

Canc def broken collar bone. Big pity for him and bad news for Wiggins as Canc will have to concentrate all his efforts on the Olympic TT.

posted by Alan Tullett [1423 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:30

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Boonen
Pozzato
Ballan
Van A
Sagan
Terpstri
Paolini
Voeckler
Breschel
Chavanel

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:31

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GVA defintely 4th Sagan 5th

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:31

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1,2,3 and sagan was 5th so not too bad so far. Dont think i will have anyone else in the top 20, so that will be 140 points i think

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:34

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Alan Tullett wrote:

Canc def broken collar bone. Big pity for him and bad news for Wiggins as Canc will have to concentrate all his efforts on the Olympic TT.

Knew it was his collar bone over an hour ago Wink Wink

This not a huge one if its not to badly broken, its ride-able after a few weeks

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:46

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I think the forum had abit of a meltdown then

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:50

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Slightly, i just left my post above "spinning loading" and it posted 11 minutes after i pressed save Devil

The whole site either had a surge of traffic or Dave pressed the off switch enraged at his team's performance Wink Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:53

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Got 1, 2, 3 and 5 too - happy in sporting terms Tommeke won, though in Fantasy terms would have been better for me if he'd come third out of that trio due to fewer people having Pozzato or Ballan Devil

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7830 posts]
1st April 2012 - 15:55

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:11

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Oh, no, wait. They've uploaded the wrong file. Bear with me...

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:12

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Cancellara on his way home to Switzerland for an operation, triple break on his collar bone Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:18

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11-20th

Grégory RAST
Oscar FREIRE GOMEZ
Fabio SABATINI
Björn LEUKEMANS
Alexander KRISTOFF
Matthieu LADAGNOUS
Xavier FLORENCIO CABRE
Karsten KROON
Edvald BOASSON HAGEN
Juan Antonio FLECHA GIANNONI

and last man home (drum roll)...

Dominique ROLLIN

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:19

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I win, i had the top 9 riders today, look (and give us a news story) Wink

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/race-result/tour-of-flanders-2012...

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:20

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rubbish, noone in my team from 11-20, cost myself 4 points and potential high finish taking out florencio for the stupid devolder

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:27

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Simon_MacMichael wrote:
Got 1, 2, 3 and 5 too - happy in sporting terms Tommeke won, though in Fantasy terms would have been better for me if he'd come third out of that trio due to fewer people having Pozzato or Ballan Devil

Did you copy my tips and not go for Cancellara, instead going for the same 4 star riders as me? knowing they would be the top 4 star riders

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:29

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110 points for me... not bad. Now (with Canc out), I've got to change my plans for Paris-Roubaix. Thinking

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:45

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Copy? How very dare you Wink

Have had Boonen and Sagan in since MSR, brought Pozzato in for GW (swapped for Greg Van Avermaet).

Gave Ballan a good mention in the Flanders preview, was always going to pick him for today ahead of Freire, doping investigation or no doping investigation...

ps I almost never pick Cancellara... would rather have more points to spend on more riders who can threaten podium rather than one who'll almost always be there in a Classic. Risky strategy sometimes, especially given new points set-up, but it paid off today, sadly for bad reasons...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7830 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:48

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75 points with only 2 riders in the top 20 Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8639 posts]
1st April 2012 - 16:56

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Yh ive had sagan all the way through, then had boonen and ballan for Gent as well, then bought in pozzato for today.

I was maintaining that ballan would come good, think all my star riders are set for next week, and will just have a play with my DS's

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
1st April 2012 - 17:08

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Not fair, my alter ego who is doing a purist team is consistently beating me in these classics.

Now if it wasn't for broken collar bones x2. i'd be up there with a 1,2 for lange and canc

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1206 posts]
1st April 2012 - 17:08

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I think I got 137 points. Anyone know when the scores will be updated?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
1st April 2012 - 18:16

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133 for me

posted by bubby016 [93 posts]
1st April 2012 - 19:31

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Sagan at 28, Peloton at 41. Can Sagan catch them. Think it's between the front 3 now. Just want Pozzato in front of Ballan now Wink Wink @TERatcliffe26

posted by Alan Tullett [1423 posts]
1st April 2012 - 19:47

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up to 17th in th current comp not bad, and up to 25th in the overall. You remain 5 points and 1 place ahead of me in the overall Alan

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3749 posts]
1st April 2012 - 19:50

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Trusty old Florencio saved me!! 9th in current comp. The glory days of top 10 are back! Think I'll break open a bottle of Old Peculiar to celebrate. Also managed to cycle 11 miles more than the points I scored, the best this year so far after a period of slight illness. Played a game of 5-a-side as well so I'm on a roll.

Haven't got a clue who I'm going to put in for Canc though and I expect Sagan might be rested as the Dutch races might suit him with their uphill finishes.

posted by Alan Tullett [1423 posts]
1st April 2012 - 20:01

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I am sure I am cursed in the Ronde. Last year everytime the camera zoomed in on an injury i had him in my team. This year the Two major crashes of cancellara and langeveld were the two guys I subbed in for freire and Sagan. That's the unpredictability of cycling and why I love it so much. Still managed over 100 points so can't complain too much.

John Ong

posted by Johnong [10 posts]
1st April 2012 - 20:05

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