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After todays heroics by the breakaway to saty out all day what about stage 15 ?

Will Hesjedal have the legs to go again or will J-Rod et al drop him.

Only time will tell.

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AWPeleton [3328 posts] 4 years ago
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Personally i think they will all be together when they cross the line with a rest day beckoning to recover before a final assault on the hills.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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I think (hope) someone will blow the race apart tomorrow with it leading into a rest day. I'm not sure who, maybe a Rujano or Gadret might go after the win, maybe Pozzovivo looking to build up some time ahead of the TT, maybe De Gendt going after a stage win and announcing his intentions to compete for the Pink, maybe even Henao or Uran... Whatever happens, it should be a cracking stage  4

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AWPeleton [3328 posts] 4 years ago
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Glad you mentioned the Sky lads, i think one might actually podium. Uran has a decent tt in him as well so you never know.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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I reckon a purie will take the win tomorrow, an Italin, and pink, but won't be able to hang onto the lead until Milan.

ie. RUJANO  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 4 years ago
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Im gonna drop Ruijano for Uran and then will have both sky guys, also need to get tiralongo in, so cataldo to be dropped

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Im gonna drop Ruijano for Uran and then will have both sky guys, also need to get tiralongo in, so cataldo to be dropped

I'm not sure what to do about Rujano. He might try again. Might drop Basso for someone else as he's a very cagey rider. Doesn't score many points.

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Debarrio [78 posts] 4 years ago
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Basso is never gonna score the big points for you, as he severely lacks any sort of acceleration or sprint to the line. So, he never drops anyone and is beaten by 5 or 6 guys at the finish... He wins by consistency and even that doesn't seem to be his strong suit anymore.

(he's probably going to refute my little theorem tomorrow, so you best take him)

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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No, that is his game but at least he doesn't fall to pieces like Rujano.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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The climbs don't look quite as steep today, but the descents do...

I backed Hesjedal 2 weeks ago at 40-1, so its beginning to get interesting...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Dropped Rubiano and Caruso who seems to be struggling after being Basso's workhorse. Picked up a Rabobanker and an Italian climber, decided I was happy with my stars and wanted to take a few risks with my DSs.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Dropped Rubiano and Caruso who seems to be struggling after being Basso's workhorse. Picked up a Rabobanker and an Italian climber, decided I was happy with my stars and wanted to take a few risks with my DSs.

Me too, my 4 stars plus Pozzovivo are all up there in GC, so I'm taking risks with the other 4 DS positions just to see what happens really. Brought in 2 Italians today, one who is very local to the next couple of stages so fingers crossed he fancies having a go...

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Dropped Rubiano and Caruso who seems to be struggling after being Basso's workhorse. Picked up a Rabobanker and an Italian climber, decided I was happy with my stars and wanted to take a few risks with my DSs.

I'm not happy with my stars but who knows they may shine today. Dropped the same guys and taken a risk with an Italian from near this area, not bad at climbing and a young Italian from not far away - maybe wants to make a name for himself. Probably going to lose ground as they're unlikely to come off. The safe thing to do would be to bring Purito and Hesjedal back in but I can't be bothered to play safe now.

Got 3rd on the stage in TOC in any case so haven't entirely lost my touch on climbing stages!!

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 4 years ago
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Well my team know is

J-Rod
Hesjedal
Uran
Haeno

Tiralongo
Huzarski
Slagter
Caruso
Pozzovivo

My question is will there be a point at which J-Rod should be dropped from my team? to free up some credits  39

In an ideal world i would like to replace Haeno for Gadret, however will never be able to raise enough credits to do that without dropping J-rod, and the only one i would drop him for (scarponi) still wouldnt raise enough credits

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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Out:Santamorito & Intxausti
In:Basso & Barta

J-Rod
Henao
Basso
Hesjedal
Tiralongo
Golas
Barta
Casar
Rubiano

Fancy a break involving Golas or Rubiano today

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giff77 [1251 posts] 4 years ago
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Just in time 7mins left!
Ivan Basso (LIQ)
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Jan Bakelants (RSN)
Pier Paolo De Negri (FAR)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Lars Bak (LOT)
Jack Bobridge (GRE)
Alex Rasmussen (GRM)

Wonder how it will paan out

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm giving Kreuziger one more stage to see if he can perform.

Kreuziger
Hesjedal
Henao
Rodriguez

Pozzovivo
Benedetti
Rubiano
Golas
Tiralongo

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm also sticking with Kreuziger for now - plenty of transfers after today. Have 4 potential guys for a break, so hopefully one of them will come good...
Kreuziger
Hesjedal
Basso
Henao
Pozzovivo
Samoilau
Pirazzi
Benedetti
Felline

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Rodriguez
Hesjedal
Henao
Rujano

Tiralongo
Pozzovivo
Sella (almost went Pirazzi, it was 50/50)
Slagter (nearly went Clement, again, 50/50 decision)
Golas

Fingers crossed my transfers pay off but I may regret dropping Rubiano if he decides to go after the 4 category climbs today.

Also nearly went for Pietropolli now he's out of it GC-wise.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Two riders have tried their luck and broken clear: Guillaume Bonnafond of AG2R and Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini). They have 1:45 on the peloton.

Dammit, considered Rabottini for today too  2

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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Shrek's abandoned and Hunt did not start

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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A lot of buzz around Rujano pre-giro(and during).  39

Not sure if he's justifying it(although I'll probably regret saying that come Journey's End).

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Jose Humberto Rujano (AND)
Roman Kreuziger (AST)
Benat Intxausti (MOV)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Miguel Angel Rubiano (AND)
Paolo Tiralongo (AST)
Damiano Caruso (LIQ)
Jon Izagirre (EUS)

Same team as yesterday to keep 6 transfers for after rest day tomorrow  3

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Jez Hunt's becoming a Dad according to Twit.  41 41

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frankiejay [150 posts] 4 years ago
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de Gendt
J-Rod
Hesjedal
Basso
Guardini
Tiralongo
Rubiano
Pozzovivo
Caruso

Feel pretty good. Glad to have four transfers for the next stage...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Intermediate sprint:

Bonnafond
Rabottni
Cavendish
Golas
Rosseler
Eisel

Also...

Quote:

Emanuele Sella of Androni attacks out of the field on the climb.

Hurray!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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3 Lampre's in the chasing group....Cunego(virtual leader),Malori and Ulissi.

Dangerous move?

Or are they setting it up for Scarponi?

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Simon_MacMichael [2452 posts] 4 years ago
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Cunego. He's won Lombardia three times, this stage is absolutely made for him.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 4 years ago
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Well im going to be avoiding the forum until ive watched the hightlights later on eurosport as im off out now

Hope at least the chasers don't stay away. Had ullisi for the first 10 or so stages and now he tries something

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Was tempted by Cunego but I thought he'd blown his chance yesterday  2

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AWPeleton [3328 posts] 4 years ago
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Gone today with this team;

Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Ivan Basso (LIQ)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Paolo Tiralongo (AST)
Damiano Caruso (LIQ)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Jack Bauer (GRM)

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