Underway with a 4 man group 7 minutes ahead, breakaway is:
Looks like a similar day to yesterday although I expect it to all come back together ahead of the final climb.
Who did you all transfer in for today?
Cunego & Uran for me. Today's climb isn't that hard so I'm hoping it'll come down to a 'climbers sprint' for the win.
Rodriguez, Hesjedal and Sella were mine, transfers with a view to the next few days really although I might try and squeeze Cav back in to supplement Goss as my sole sprinter.
i've gone for j rod and pirazzi. often easy to forget that domestiques are just as important as star riders in this comp. I would have loved to have more transfers but c'est la vie.
Vicioso because he is an aggressive rider who will attack
Rubiano because he will be 2nd in the GC today or tomorrow, well ranked in KOM and points too
Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Matthew Goss (GRE)
Enrico Battaglin (COG)
Miguel Angel Rubiano (AND)
Angel Vicioso (KAT)
Alfredo Balloni (FAR)
Emanuele Sella (AND)
I still have Goss, could not work out who to transfer in in his place Cungego, Scarponi, Uran, Pinotti or somebody else so I will leave him in for another day and take the 5 for points jersey
Meersman has retired
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Geraint Thomas (SKY)
Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Filippo Pozzato (FAR)
Pier Paolo De Negri (FAR)
Daniele Righi (LAM)
Matteo Bono (LAM)
Jack Bobridge (GRE)
Alex Rasmussen (GRM)
Not much thinking went into this but here's hoping
Feliz cumpleano to J-Rod... now go grab yourself a present
Almost live, still doing pre race showhttp://videochat.gazzetta.it/index_Radiocorsa01.shtml
it is in Italian, but best quality livestream you will find
Meersman to be axed tonight for Demare then in prep for monday and giving me a chance in the sprint
maybe bring gasparotto/hesjadal in tomorrow,
depends how today pans out and who shows their cards!!!
@TERatcliffe26 there is a proper summit finish tomorrow night, 6km @ 6% before semi flat 4km sprint to finish, I don't see Demare any good for that finish
@nickobec yup thats why id be bringing him in for monday as I have a pretty climbish heavy team at the moment
so it will be meersman replaced my demare and nava replaced by someone I hope for a break (and also give me the credits to bring goss back in for the sprint stage)
4,5,6 and thats it, abit disappointed again! need alot of transfers to sort my team out
1 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 5:51:03
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
3 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:03
4 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:05
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:09
7 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team
8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
Looks like im gonna have to rely on Guardini and Demare to do me a job in the sprint on monday as wont have any sprinters in my team However with the likes of Hushovd and Farrar out maybe some of those hih on the GC will sneak into the top 20 and get some points that day.
As for tomorrow my DS side of my team is still a mess (ulissi, Nava, Vicioso not doing me anything!!) but still gonna be in my team
4, 6, 7. Hmmm, just when it was looking up.
Crap, was settled on Pozzovivo but changed my mind and went for Sella this morning
Lots of people will have gone for Tiralongo too as he was GTs tip for the day.. at least I picked up Rodriguez and Hesjedal, two out of three good transfers isn't bad, and I didn't make the mistake of picking up Rubiano.
I went vicioso yesterday rather than tiralongo, due to having gasparotto thinking this finish may suit him, but my two transfers in today were J-rod and Pozzovivo, so cant complain too much.
4, 6, and 8 for me at initial glance
Hmmm, transfer dilemma for tomorrow now.
Anyone know what happened to Gasparatto? He's not on the official results on the gazzetta website...
He is, he came home like 57th, think im gonna axe him for tomorrow rather than visconti
He is 70th.
By the way, people, Dave is doing a 300km Audax today (chapeau, eh?) so I am on the scores.
Double and triple checking everything but it's on its way, albeit slowly.
another bad day for me......35 i think
Had scarponi and j rod!
Evening all, I missed EVERYTHING today, been on an ECG since early this morning. Still in the hospital
So my team for today didn't do to well
I took in Rujano and J-Rod but i don't know if i will pick up many points. I notice another one of my constant picks last year won again and didn't have him in
Anyways, i've made my transfers for tomorrow and most likely wont be on. I'll try and get on with this tablet, if whoever could post a link to a text update thingy it would be awesome as i can only get on a few things on this internet
Scores are up people... tough one in some ways, but there were a good few 3-fig scores around
Evening Gkam, hope everything's ok.
Will do my best to keep text up to date tomorrow although most of what I get is from http://live.cyclingnews.com as I don't have Eurosport
Managed 70 today, not sure on tonight's transfers, either one or two of Goss, Gasparatto and Lancaster will be getting the axe but not sure who, doubt Goss and Lancaster will get ANY points tomorrow but Goss is a must for Monday. Gasparatto is either out of form or holding something back. Lancaster is just pants...
Lancaster is going, I can afford to upgrade Goss for Scarponi or someone similar but it seems a waste to transfer Goss out and back in within 24 hours...
ARGHHHH! I hate this game.