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Underway with a 4 man group 7 minutes ahead, breakaway is:
Selvaggi,
Rabottini
Beppu
Hollenstein

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?

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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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

My team
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

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Meersman has retired  19

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giff77 [1256 posts] 4 years ago
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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

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 4 years ago
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Feliz cumpleano to J-Rod... now go grab yourself a present

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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Almost live, still doing pre race show
http://videochat.gazzetta.it/index_Radiocorsa01.shtml
it is in Italian, but best quality livestream you will find

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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Meersman to be axed tonight for Demare then in prep for monday and giving me a chance in the sprint

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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jrod
visconti
flecha
goss
malori
demare
kristoff
navakavarus
balloni

maybe bring gasparotto/hesjadal in tomorrow,  39
depends how today pans out and who shows their cards!!!  7

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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@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

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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@nickobec yup thats why id be bringing him in for monday as I have a pretty climbish heavy team at the moment

J-Rod
Hesjedal
Gasparotto
Visconti

Navardauskas
Ullisi
Meersman
Vicioso
Pozzovio

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)

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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4,5,6 and thats it, abit disappointed again! need alot of transfers to sort my team out

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Result:

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

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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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  2 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  2

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obutterwick [474 posts] 4 years ago
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4, 6, 7. Hmmm, just when it was looking up.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Crap, was settled on Pozzovivo but changed my mind and went for Sella this morning  2

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.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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giff77 [1256 posts] 4 years ago
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4, 6, and 8 for me at initial glance

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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Hmmm, transfer dilemma for tomorrow now.  39

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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68 points...  22

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Anyone know what happened to Gasparatto? He's not on the official results on the gazzetta website...

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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He is, he came home like 57th, think im gonna axe him for tomorrow rather than visconti

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arsene [205 posts] 4 years ago
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He is 70th.  3

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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 20 another bad day for me......35 i think  30

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rcorbin [212 posts] 4 years ago
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Had scarponi and j rod!

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Gkam84 [9090 posts] 4 years ago
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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  39

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  20

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 4 years ago
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Scores are up people... tough one in some ways, but there were a good few 3-fig scores around

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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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  2

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.

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