2nd Overall and I didn't go premium.

by samjackson54   May 27, 2012  

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Congratulations to those who went premium. I didnt. I came second overall. I henceforth have not won £250 bike shoes. I've had an absolute 'mare.

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good last stage though Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7028 posts]
28th May 2012 - 15:35

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Yeah - nicely done. I went back and was trying to figure out your line of transfers over the last several stages - I guess you had a bunch of transfers banked all the way from the rest day? For awhile I couldn't see how it was possible to make 1 transfer prior to stage 20 and still have 4 left for the ITT.
I was amused to see that like me, you got hit with the blessing in disguise of picking Inxtausti for Friday, only to have him go down with illness, which forced the transfer for De Gent prior to his massive haul on Saturday. That pretty much won me the bike - talk about a roller coaster couple of days.

Rob Cairns

posted by robacairns [15 posts]
28th May 2012 - 16:03

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Yeah, I had some transfers in the bank. I was pretty pleased with my team a couple of days ago so 2/4 transfers was all I needed after the rest day Smile
Stage 18: Modolo & Cavendish for Henao & Rodriguez
Stage 19: Intxausti & Rodriguez for Modolo & Cav
Stage 20: Pirazzi & De Gendt for Intxausti & Tiralongo
Stage 21: Rasmussen/Larsson/Sergent/Thomas for Pozzovivo/Golas/Tschopp/Basso

When Intxausti went badly as you said, it was a toss-up between Henao and De Gendt! We got very lucky Smile

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
28th May 2012 - 17:19

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At least you didn't come first, that would've been waaaayyyy worse Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
29th May 2012 - 6:05

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Not as good as last year's prizes, eh Dave? Devil

Sean

posted by seanieh66 [192 posts]
4th June 2012 - 0:42

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