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Sprint day today? Maybe, maybe not, depends on who gets away and even if it is a sprint the last few stages have shown anything can happen in the last 1km so I've avoided being too sprinter heavy today.

Hesjedal dropped for Ferrari
Hunter dropped for Henao

leaving me with

Rodriguez
Cavendish
Ferrari
Henao

Tiralongo
Caruso
Golas
Rubiano
Pozzovivo

who've you gone for today? Do you reckon Goss will still be feeling the effects of Monday's crash?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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goss
cav
ferrari
Intxausti

cataldo
caruso
demare
rubiano
tiralongo

Hoping that today is sprint day we all want. Wanna see cav and goss go all the way and keep the red jersey battle going till the final days ITT  16

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm hoping Goss is still suffering personally  19 I'd rather Ferrari win and Cav come second too as Cav and Goss will both be popular picks today.

I think I worked it out as a guaranteed 52 points today from my team assuming none of the classifications change. Hoping for something around the 90 mark.

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TERatcliffe26 [4572 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive gone goss as i couldnt afford Cav

Goss
J-Rod
Hesjedal
Haeno

Demare
Kristoff
Caruso
Pozzovivo
Huzarski

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 3 years ago
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I've brought Cav back in, and Belletti just to be different, as the rest of my team is full of very popular selections. Those two will go straight back out tomorrow for a GC contender and a climbing DS. I'm hoping there are enough teams with sprinters that they'll chase any breaks down (and its such a short stage).

Cav
Hesjedal
Basso
Henao
Pozzovivo
Caruso
Belletti
Felline
Samoilau

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav
Hesjedal
Haedo
JRod

Chicchi
Caruso
Rubiano
Golas
Demare

4 sprinters for me today. I'm hoping for good results from Haedo & Chicchi in particular because they're less popular than some of the other sprinters.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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A two man breakaway, guess who... yes it's Martijn chuffing Keizer and Francesco Failli.

They have a few minutes on the peloton but I can't see just the pair of them staying away to the finish.

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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Keizer might be a good bet for some last man home points when we reach the mountains.  4

A 2 man break could be good for Cav owners. He's been hoovering up any available intermediate sprint points so far, so a possible 4 points available today.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Yep, excellent news for me, I'm hoping for a Ferrari Cavendish 1-2 but will settle for both of them in the top 10... as long as Robbie Hunter doesn't win, that'd annoy me  14

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Quote:

We have a Netapp rider on the deck and it looks like a broken collar bone for reto hollenstein. He's in an ambulance, his race over.

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frankiejay [150 posts] 3 years ago
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Cavendish
J-Rod
Hesjedal
Ferrari

Guardini
Demare
Rubiano
Pozzovivo
Caruso

First time today that I didn't use maximum transfers. Ready for tomorrow but should be solid today. Cav-Ferrari sans Goss would be good  1

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Order over the climb:

Failli
Keizer
Golas

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Squiggle [403 posts] 3 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

Keizer might be a good bet for some last man home points when we reach the mountains.  4

A 2 man break could be good for Cav owners. He's been hoovering up any available intermediate sprint points so far, so a possible 4 points available today.

Good for me, I've got Cav and Keizer haha!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Beginning to regret not keeping Demare and Guardini in my team for today, the shorter stage should play into their hands more than the previous longer ones. No doubt they'll score fairly well today.

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AWPeleton [3263 posts] 3 years ago
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Went for

Cav
Goss
Henao
Hesjedal
Demare
Kristoff
Boaro
Pozzovivo
Bauer

Hopefully some decent points today,  1

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I made 3 changes for today. And plan the reversal of them tonight

46 May 18, 01:54 Giovanni Visconti Jose Humberto Rujano
46 May 18, 01:54 Roberto Ferrari Sergio Luis Henao
46 May 18, 01:54 Mark Cavendish Ryder Hesjedal

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Mark Cavendish (SKY)
Roberto Ferrari (AND)
Giovanni Visconti (MOV)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Miguel Angel Rubiano (AND)
Paolo Tiralongo (AST)
Damiano Caruso (LIQ)
Jon Izagirre (EUS)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprint placings:

1. Keizer (8pts),
2. Failli (6pts),
3. Cavendish (4pts),
4. Eisel (3pts),
5. Hunt (2pts),
6. Veikkanen (1pt)

Looks like Goss didn't even bother, I'm going to go out on a limb and say he'll be nowhere in the final sprint, just like Wednesday, and Vaitkus will be on sprint duties.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I think Goss might give it a blast today and drop out tonight  3

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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From the text commentary it seems you might be right, I can't see Greenedge doing as much work as they have done unless they though Goss was capable of winning.

Oh well, Cav is still up there, so is Ferrari, as long as they both finish well up there I'm happy.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav wins after being boxed out

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav takes the win!

Don't know the results but sounds like everyone who should have been there for the other sprint stages was there, so Demare, Guardini, Ferrari, Goss, Hunter, Haedo etc etc all there or thereabouts.

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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Damn, Kristoff 2nd.

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frankiejay [150 posts] 3 years ago
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It wasn't Guardini. It was Favilli  2

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TERatcliffe26 [4572 posts] 3 years ago
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Well this Giro doesn't get any better for me!

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav
Kristoff
Renshaw
Modolo
Favilli
Goss
Demare
Haedo

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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GKam, any idea where Ferrari finished up? The win +5 bonus points will suit me nicely, should be on for around 95 points plus whatever Ferrari gets me  4

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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All of my sprinters made it into the top 20, but I was hoping for slightly more; 1st, 7th, 12th, 16th.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Kinda hoping Ferrari was in there somewhere, because to get Cav and him in I had to take out Hesjedal losing me a few GC points

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

GKam, any idea where Ferrari finished up? The win +5 bonus points will suit me nicely, should be on for around 95 points plus whatever Ferrari gets me  4

15th

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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1 CAVENDISH
2 KRISTOFF
3 RENSHAW
4 MODOLO
5 FAVILLI
6 GOSS
7 DEMARE
8 HAEDO Lucas
9 COLBRELLI
10 BELLETTI
11 VANENDERT
12 CHICCHI
13 DELAGE
14 WYSS
15 FERRARI
16 HAEDO JJ
17 NIZZOLO
18 PONZI
19 HUNTER
20 BODNAR

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Debarrio [78 posts] 3 years ago
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1 Cav 2 Kristoff 3 Renshaw 4 Modolo 5 Favilli 6 Goss 7 Démare 8 Lucas Haedo 9 Colbrelli 10 Belletti 11 Vanendert 12 Chicchi 13 Delage 14 Wyss 15 Ferrari 16. JJ Haedo 17. Nizzolo 18. Ponzi 19. Hunter 20. Bodnar 21. Hermans 22. Schorn

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