ToC Stage 7

by TERatcliffe26   May 19, 2012  

So we all know whats gonna happen today, summit finish, my question is do I axe Zabriske? I did wanna bring in Gesink but i dont have enough credits and I think Nibali will go for it today with Horner and I dont wanna drop him.

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What a breakaway!

4 (!) Radioshack Nissan Trek riders, including Chris Horner, plus 10 others.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 21:04

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RadioShack
Christopher Horner (USA)
George Bennett (NZl)
Grégory Rast (Swi)
Jens Voigt (Ger)

Liquigas-Cannondale
Timothy Duggan (USA)
Maxime Bouet (Fra)
Mickaël Chérel (Fra)

United Healthcare
Marc de Maar (Ned)
Bradley White (USA)

Colombia-ColdePortes
Darwin Atapuma (Col)

Agros-Shimano
Alexandre Geniez (Fra)

Spidertech
Lucas Euser (USA)

Bissell Cycling
Christopher Baldwin (USA)

Wow now thats what i call a break! Glad i left Horner in Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1673 posts]
19th May 2012 - 21:07

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Bouet and Cherel are AG2R I believe, but yes, very impressive break.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 21:07

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According to cyclingnews there's a brush fire on Mt. Baldy. Well, that could complicate matters, especially since there's only one road up and down for emergency vehicles...

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 21:49

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Quite happy i don't have any of the break as they aren't going to stay away, no points really up for grabs and they aren't challenging for the points anyway.

Back to the penalty shoot out Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
19th May 2012 - 22:20

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Talansky dropped.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 22:37

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Ok, not sure if they can stay away or not, would be an epic ride if they did and it seems all the teams above bar me have both Horner and Atapuma so i hope they get caught and dropped Devil Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
19th May 2012 - 22:43

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Gkam84 wrote:

Back to the penalty shoot out Wink


Great result.

At least we can ge back to hating Chelsea now.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
19th May 2012 - 22:54

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I hope they stay away but not likely Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3754 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:07

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To right, I can't stand Chelsea, was hoping for a Bayern win, lots of friends over in Munich as i go there quite alot. Plus i would have liked to see Spurs in the Champions League next year Devil

18km left 1,40 to Horner and Atapuma. They are going to get caught, I'm happy with that. Takes out two from most people's teams Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:09

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I made a right mess of this, I somehow managed to transfer in morabito for zabriske earlier, even though morabito is no longer in the race. Stupid on my part, but i thought riders were taken off the rider list when no longer in the race?

Oh and talansky dropped to nowhere!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3754 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:23

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Velits dropped.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:36

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Its all gone wrong Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3754 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:38

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Currently got the first 5 on the road. Hope it stays like this. Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:41

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Dombrowski! OK, I am a little giddy about how Dombro is riding. One of my faves for the future.

What a ride for Gesink!

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:44

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ive got noone anymore, mine have all gone, velits Nibali, Talansky, meyer (morabito, not even in the race anymore)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3754 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:45

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Tejay letting me down. Sad

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:47

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frankiejay wrote:
Dombrowski! OK, I am a little giddy about how Dombro is riding. One of my faves for the future.

What a ride for Gesink!

Me too, had him all Tour Cool

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posted by livestrongnick [1673 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:50

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I haven't.. even though I talked him up pre-tour, but can't say how thrilled I am that he did it, finishing 4th on such a huge stage.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:54

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I should've kept Zabriskie...

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
19th May 2012 - 23:59

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I, 2, 3, 5, 10. Bit better than the Giro today. Makes up a bit for missing the deadline for the first stage.

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
20th May 2012 - 0:01

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frankiejay wrote:
I haven't.. even though I talked him up pre-tour, but can't say how thrilled I am that he did it, finishing 4th on such a huge stage.

Yes, I remember you tipping him on an earlier thread last week - great ride.
I had Atapuma - finally got one right after dropping Barta from my Giro team yesterday! So 1,2,5,8,10 today leaving me with 1,3,4 overall and 4 transfers for tomorrow - could be a decent finish for a change!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
20th May 2012 - 0:02

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I had Gesink but i dropped Duarte the other day Crying

So i have the win +5 so far, I don't know 11-20 but i'm off to bed, back on the bike tomorrow and try to get a metric in if my heart rate stays decent, lol

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
20th May 2012 - 0:07

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Gesink, you beauty! After having broken his upper leg last spring, it's amazing to see him at this level already. Biggest win of his career.

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posted by Debarrio [78 posts]
20th May 2012 - 0:10

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gesink for me and some 10-20 s, Been supporting the livestrongs all week, and would have had dombro if I had known he was the climber'ha ha. Took out horner for sanchez for today.
Big mistake of the week having Sagan, but leaving out hausller 3 times. Big Grin

posted by thefatcyclist [566 posts]
20th May 2012 - 0:19

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3rd on the stage! Finally a good result.

Didn't know about Dombrovski though as I basically did 0 research on this. Had Duarte for a while, hoping for a break but he finally came good. Should have had Zabriskie for the TT, had Talansky and Danielson instead.

Got in the 4 usual suspects for the sprint today, but no Kittel as he's not on the lists, think he gave up after TT, although he's still in the game.

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
20th May 2012 - 9:37

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Me and my inability to be able to read cost me big time.

had i realised morabito was out i wouldnt have dropped zabriske for him and would have swapped nibali for gesink...

At least my faith in having atapuma from day 1 paid off, otherwise my score would have been even worse!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3754 posts]
20th May 2012 - 9:52

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At long last - a stage win on my palmares Big Grin

posted by simon F [978 posts]
20th May 2012 - 12:21

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Well i#m staying quite consistent if not high scoring

126 Tour of California: Stage 7 - Ontario to Mt. Baldy 62
125 Tour of California: Stage 6 - Palmdale to Big Bear Lake 67
124 Tour of California: Stage 5 - Bakersfield Individual Time Trial 60
123 Tour of California: Stage 4: Sonora - Clovis 86
122 Tour of California: Stage 3: San Jose - Livermore 66
121 Tour of California: Stage 2: San Francisco - Santa Cruz County 69
120 Tour of California: Stage 1: Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa 66

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
20th May 2012 - 13:03

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Alan Tullett wrote:
3rd on the stage! Finally a good result.

Didn't know about Dombrovski though as I basically did 0 research on this. Had Duarte for a while, hoping for a break but he finally came good. Should have had Zabriskie for the TT, had Talansky and Danielson instead.

Got in the 4 usual suspects for the sprint today, but no Kittel as he's not on the lists, think he gave up after TT, although he's still in the game.

Check cycling fever start list, all riders that have pulled out are crossed through
Currently 18 riders out o_O

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1673 posts]
20th May 2012 - 17:51

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