Amstel Gold Race

by enrique   April 7, 2012  

Well, if the race is anything like last year there may be very (!) few DSs that score in the top 20 (!). Ben Hermans is the only current DS I can see that scored any significant points last year. He came in 7th. Bram Tankink came in 19th and Fabian Wegmann 20th.

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Oh dear. Gerrans scores my only points.

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
15th April 2012 - 17:26

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1 point for Gerrans 20th plus 10 points for Kiserlovski and Ponzi for being team mates with Gasparotto. Means 11 points in total. Sick

posted by arsene [217 posts]
15th April 2012 - 17:38

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Self-appointed favorites like Valverde, Rodriguez and Cunego were so bad. Shame that I put my money on them.

posted by arsene [217 posts]
15th April 2012 - 17:41

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londonplayer wrote:
Unless I'm missing something, I think I've scored ONE POINT today. Quality result.

I scored zero.

Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Mind you, proves what I said in the preview - it's a very difficult race to predict Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7910 posts]
15th April 2012 - 17:47

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I had considered both Voeckler and Freire. Those are the only 2 that "might have been" in my team.

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
15th April 2012 - 17:52

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31 points... but considering I had Vanendert, Wegmann & Nocentini in my team at various points before today, it feels much worse. Sad

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
15th April 2012 - 17:52

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Sagan, Moreno and Rojas were my star guys i left out, Glad i stuck with Gilbert though

Vanendert, Iglinsky and Devenyns are also names on my list of 26 riders i picked from

At least Gilbert and Mollema grabbed me some points, seems i might move up if others 0's and 1's are anything to go by Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8685 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:03

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Crying a very poor 12 for me Rolling On The Floor

Nice one J-Rod!!! Loser

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posted by livestrongnick [1698 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:06

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Just Wegmann and Gerrans for me Sad
took Vanendert out for cunego being the only change i made recently, so that one is frustrating. Especially considering Cunego looked like he would have top 10....@ arsene, youve got say Cunego was unlucky, on the shot it looked like got took out from behind, and as said looked good to at least top 10

Problem is going forward with the team I have Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:08

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Had Vanendert (remembered his awesome work for Gilbert last year) but otherwise I would have done much better if the first 20 had been disqualified - looks like I'm in good company there:

20 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:19
21 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling
22 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:22
23 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank
24 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
25 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:30
26 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:36
27 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
28 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
29 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana
30 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:47
31 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:51
32 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:05
33 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team
34 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
35 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
37 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
38 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:17
39 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
40 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling

posted by msw [125 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:09

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londonplayer wrote:
Unless I'm missing something, I think I've scored ONE POINT today. Quality result.

Puts me 14 points closer in the Classics comp then Wink

However I think I will have suffered a heavy fall from 12th when Dave has done the points Crying

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:11

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Marco Bandiera is your last man home, yet again i fell unlucky with one of my riders just a place or two above him coming home Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8685 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:11

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A whopping 6 points. 5 for Kiserlovski being in the same team as Gasparatto, 1 for Gerrans. Should have stuck with Sagan.

That's my lowest ever score! By a long way. Very difficult race to predict for sure. At least I have a nice bottle of Albariño and roast chicken for supper to console myself with.

posted by Alan Tullett [1430 posts]
15th April 2012 - 18:24

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Yep I think I've just to Zero! Crying

posted by Wookster [58 posts]
15th April 2012 - 19:19

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Looks like disappointing results all round today.

I wonder how many people who signed up and picked a team at the start of the Tour Down Under and havnt logged on again since then will have scored more today than those of us in this thread who spent the last week researching riders and painstakingly building a team.
Tongue

posted by fraser [28 posts]
15th April 2012 - 19:38

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any idea when Dave will update the scores?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
15th April 2012 - 19:58

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londonplayer wrote:
any idea when Dave will update the scores?

Masochist Big Grin

Not sure - he may be in shock at having scored zero too, from what I gather.

Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7910 posts]
15th April 2012 - 20:09

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Alan Tullett wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
I very rarely put 2 riders in from the same team, so dont play the teammate scoring bonus tactic at all

I have two stars who are not racing in the week, and a DS too, but I have my transfers and team planned based around that


Better hope there aren't too many crashes then! I'm playing safe and just got one star not riding midweek.

Well seems ive messed up, Nordhaug crashing out (didnt look like he will race wednesday) has now messed up my planned transfers!! argh back to the drawing board. and now dont have enough transfers to axe all those that were pants!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
15th April 2012 - 20:14

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Simon_MacMichael wrote:
londonplayer wrote:
any idea when Dave will update the scores?

Masochist Big Grin

Not sure - he may be in shock at having scored zero too, from what I gather.

Wink

that made me laugh....

I'm just interested to see how this is going to stir things up a bit. As for transfers, OMG....

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
15th April 2012 - 20:30

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Picked 7th and 20th places, and 3rd last guy, rats....

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

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posted by Strathlubnaig [113 posts]
15th April 2012 - 20:36

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not zero Smile

one Sad

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
15th April 2012 - 21:06

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56 points, which looks good today....shame i dumped wegmann though.... Wink

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posted by keith roberts [178 posts]
15th April 2012 - 21:10

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H E L P M E I'M F A L L I N G Sick
Gerrans [1] + Bardet [5] = 6

Don't they all know that we have a game on here & they're letting us all down ~ very inconsiderate Sad

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
15th April 2012 - 21:33

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Memo to self for Amstel next year. Stick a pin in the selections, 7 points Crying

posted by David Head [5 posts]
15th April 2012 - 21:59

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To make matters worse, I now have to come up with some selections for Wednesday. Thinking

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
15th April 2012 - 22:15

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dave_atkinson wrote:
not zero Smile

one Sad

Infinitely better ! lol

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
15th April 2012 - 22:16

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F I V E points. Scored by the lowest valued rider.

What a disaster. And it's only going to get worse this week.

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posted by _SiD_ [179 posts]
15th April 2012 - 22:56

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I think a lot of the stars regard Amstel as a bit of a warm-up for the next two, or at least I hope so. No idea now what transfers I'm going to make. Nordhaug (and Cunego whom I didn't have) were a bit unlucky. Sagan might have won if he hadn't had to chase back on at one point and he was in a crash on Wed. Gilbert coming back to form, might have to fit him in somewhere I think.

posted by Alan Tullett [1430 posts]
15th April 2012 - 23:14

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21.. thought I had Sagan (I did at one point select him) but ended up with Nibali.. cock! Thank goodness for Tommy V

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posted by ragtag [154 posts]
16th April 2012 - 17:03

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I had sagan, friere and Voeckler all in my team then changed it!

Grand total of 1 point scored!!!!

FFS!

posted by fungus the muff... [32 posts]
16th April 2012 - 17:39

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