Giro Stage 5

by TERatcliffe26   May 10, 2012  

So another mass sprint today...it will be interesting to see how sprint heavy/light teams may be with the current terrain change coming up and only 4 transfers able to be had at any one time

I have saved 1 transfer to go with my other 2 tomorrow and ended up with this team for today after 3 transfers

Cav
Goss
Bennati
Visconti

Demare
Kristoff
Ulissi
Meersman
Navadauskas

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Ok, it wasn't JJ it was Boaro

Another crash with BMC and Farnese Vini. Santambrogio and Favilli half way up the climb

Everyone over the first climb ok from what it seems, but this next up hill doesn't seem as easy

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:34

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Farrar and Hushovd out the back, wouldn't think Cav will be holding in to well

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:37

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Hushovd dropped. Might not be such a bunch sprint after all... we'll see...

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:37

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Phinney almost taken out by a RadioShack team car.

He's really not have the best few days is he?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:40

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Theo Bos out the back, classic commentary today

"There is Bos, thats not surprising, he has trouble with a road bridge, let along this"

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:41

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drheaton wrote:
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Phinney almost taken out by a RadioShack team car.

He's really not have the best few days is he?

Just got a slap on the backside from the wing mirror Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:41

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Ferrari and Guardini out the back also. Surprised Cav is still in there Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:51

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I now see why Cav is still in there, must be gassed, But Peta and baby Cav are waiting at the finish line for him Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:56

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At work so cant see tv but thats 3 of my team already out the back. Crying

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
10th May 2012 - 14:59

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Farrar was a waste of a transfer. Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:03

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Cav wins. GREAT train from Sky there for a change, just like HTC last year

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:12

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Get in there woohoo !!!!!!!! Big Grin

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:14

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I'd planned on bringing in Bennati since the rest day, but Farrar's GC points tempted me away. Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:16

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Cav
Goss
Bennati
Hunter
Modolo
Kristoff
Favilli
Belletti
Demare
Jorgensen
Caruso
Delage
Maes
Renshaw
Nizzolo

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:18

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Finally, after a couple of average scores! 1st, 2nd and 4th. Happier.

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:18

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1,2,3 and 9. Nearly put hunter in but saved a transfer for tomorrow

posted by rcorbin [213 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:20

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Wig_Billy wrote:
I'd planned on bringing in Bennati since the rest day, but Farrar's GC points tempted me away. Crying

Similar story for me - almost brought Cav back in but Farrar's GC position swayed me. Still - Goss, Bennati and Kristoff make it my best (least bad?) day since the Prologue... Smile

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:21

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I'm liking the GC,

Navardauskas
Hunter
Hesjedal
Goss
Cav
Thomas
Boaro
Vandevelde
J-Rod
Kristoff

So i have 1,5,6th in that

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:24

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1st and 2nd +5 plus GC points for me and I think I may have points for the break also Smile

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posted by giff77 [1068 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:26

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Gkam84 wrote:
I'm liking the GC,

Navardauskas
Hunter
Hesjedal
Goss
Cav
Thomas
Boaro
Vandevelde
J-Rod
Kristoff

So i have 1,5,6th in that

1,5,6,7th for me.

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:27

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Sweet!
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

posted by schlunzi [10 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:31

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Cool 1,2,6,9stage 1,4,5,10 GC + 5 team bonus 5 for KM
Just waiting for what ever sprint and youth points are! Cool
129 minimum

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:39

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Top 20 stage

1 CAVENDISH
2 GOSS
3 BENNATI
4 HUNTER
5 MODOLO
6 KRISTOFF
7 FAVILLI
8 BELLETTI
9 DEMARE
10 JORGENSEN
11 CARUSO
12 DELAGE
13 MAES
14 RENSHAW
15 NIZZOLO
16 RUBIANO
17 THOMAS
18 ROBERTS
19 BAKELANTS
20 BENEDETTI

Top 10 GC

1 NAVARDAUSKAS
2 HUNTER
3 HESJEDAL
4 GOSS
5 CAVENDISH
6 THOMAS
7 BOARO
8 VANDEVELDE
9 RODRIGUEZ
10 KRISTOFF

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:40

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I've got 1,3,9,17 +5, plus GC 1,5,6

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:42

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Happy 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th today
GC 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th
Points 1st, 2nd
KOM 1st
Young rider 1st, 3rd

Hopefully did a little better than those around me

Big changes tomorrow, have 4 transfers to use

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
10th May 2012 - 15:42

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1,2,3,6,9th pretty decent, and much better....now will it be a sprint tomorrow?? gonna axe Cav I think and Bennati, and keep Goss and Demare Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2012 - 16:39

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Meersman may have to be axed though again, and waste a transfer!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2012 - 16:41

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1st 4th 6th 7th but shudda kept Cav. . . thought he might be a bit injured for the sprint, and picked farrar . . . sobs . . . good bye bike.

And i've gone for a 20pt penalty for tomorrow so that i can afford to put the winner in the squad, and get rid of theo bos. . . going down a ski jump is too steep for TB Big Grin Big Grin

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
10th May 2012 - 17:35

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
1,2,3,6,9th pretty decent, and much better....now will it be a sprint tomorrow?? gonna axe Cav I think and Bennati, and keep Goss and Demare Thinking

Damn you!! Just when I think I'm getting ahead I f*** up big time. Should have looked at Twittter before I made my transfers and found out wife and kiddy were at the finish. No way would I have changed him then! And what happened to Hushovd! Annoying thing is I intended to have Bennati and Kristoff originally.

The only good thing is the leader of the Giro only scored 4 more points than me so I'm not as far back as I thought.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
10th May 2012 - 20:11

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Woot! one of the stages I needed to make up for a bad Paris-Nice, made up 80 points on No.1 spot and 40 points on most teams above me in overall. Still need a couple more stages like it.

Almost had Modolo in my team instead of JJ Haedo (did on during pre stage 4 workings, but decided Saxobank better chance in TTT & was right).

Still made the right transfers yesterday, Kristoff for Phinney (I wanted Kristoff for stage 6) & Demaere for Rasmusseun (almost went Guardini but wanted option of Pozzato for stage 6 and would be problematic with two FAR riders in my team)

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
11th May 2012 - 2:55

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