Criterium Du Dauphine stage 4

by TERatcliffe26   June 7, 2012  

So how do we think this one is gonna go?

A Wggins/Martin or Martin/Wiggins 1-2? or can someone else spoil that party....im not so sure over 53km, the question is if martin wins and takes yellow, can he hold on through the weekend?

May as well throw my team out now

Rogers
Wiggins
Martin
Brajkovic

Coppel
Simon
Gallopin
Durbridge
Pires

Not wholly satisfied, however could have all my stars in the top 10, as well as a couple of my DS's in the top 20
Took a punt on Pires, has the potential to scrape the top 20, but also more as he could go in a breakaway over the coming days...

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Wiggo goes at 2.15pm BST Cool

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
7th June 2012 - 11:08

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Grabsch?

Forgot about him too.

Sad

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
7th June 2012 - 11:19

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Durbridge smashing it at the minute, 30-something seconds up on Rosseler/Meyer. Average of 52.7kmph for the first 18km. Unless he has a problem or has gone out too hard he should be a shoe-in for a top 20 position.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th June 2012 - 11:59

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Durbridge really kicking ass! Big Grin
2mins faster than Tjallingii

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
7th June 2012 - 12:41

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has anyone got a link to tv coverage of this?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
7th June 2012 - 12:57

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On eurosport etc at 13:45 BST. Check out steephill.tv for links

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th June 2012 - 13:11

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EBH has gone off like a train!!

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
7th June 2012 - 13:17

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ray silvester wrote:
Hasn't really been working out for me either but hopefuly this will be the stage that shakes it all up.

My Team

Wiggins
Chavanel
Evans
Rogers
Bernaudeau
Gallopin
Grivko
Westra(high hopes for him today after Paris-Nice)
Kelderman(TT too long for Lukey Boy so I hope Wilco can top 20)

Just hope 'Der Panzerwagon' isn't on top form.

So much for it being too long for Durbridge.....what a div I am Crying

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
7th June 2012 - 13:20

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1274 posts]
7th June 2012 - 13:33

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Wow, I didn't realise that Schleck had lost nearly 10 minutes! Wow!

He really is screwed for this years TdF isn't he? I reckon he won't even finish it, he'll do a Frank and once he's lost his shot of winning he'll fall off and throw in the towel.

Those two really are hopeless against the clock... or do you reckon he's bluffing? Devil

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th June 2012 - 13:40

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Shrek fell off.....His mangled backside says that he is not bluffing.....OUCH..... Smile

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
7th June 2012 - 14:03

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Now im regretting my risk of Pires rather than going Kelderman or Plaza Sad , other than that not looking too shabby (as didnt expect too much from Gallopin and Simon)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
7th June 2012 - 14:13

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Bah, have two of the slowest five riders (Kreder and Bouhanni) but not the slowest Sad

Looking ok so far, Chavanel going well, Evans, Wiggins and Millar should score well and Durbridge looks set for a top 10. Not as bad as I'd expected.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th June 2012 - 14:48

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aww forgot about Martin

posted by iammarcmason [47 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:02

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deciding Kelderman would not top 20 so took a risk could cost me a chance of winning the dauphine Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:10

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Surprised at Luis Leon.

Well, not really, I got rid of him by accident Plain Face

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:22

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1,5,7,9 not too bad I suppose.

posted by iammarcmason [47 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:22

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1/2/4/7/9/10 ...only couldve picked better if i took out Westra not Gallopin (for Durbridge) and put in Rogers not Millar (for Ciolek). Happy though Big Grin Good Day for mee! Smile

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:25

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Had Wiggins, Martin, Evans and Grivko top 15. Nearly put durbridge and rogers in but decided against the 20 point penalty! Oops

posted by rcorbin [213 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:26

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Pleased with that. Saved up 4 changes and they all performed.

1,2,3,7,12,16,19...

Good that some v popular riders underperformed too...
Porte? Westra? EBH...

Devil

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:29

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1,2,3,4,7,10,20. A relief after the train wreck of a game I've had so far Smile

posted by dake36 [2 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:33

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156 points i reckon for me, can only see myself falling from 24th....oh nevermind

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:35

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th & 8th today
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th in GC
White and maybe Green Jersey
at long last a decent score

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:37

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1,3,16th - pretty crap but still got my main team in for the next few stages so should save a few transfers if needed.

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
7th June 2012 - 15:55

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1,7,8,13. must do better.

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
7th June 2012 - 16:16

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1,2,7,10,12,16,19 much better even if i did take a penalty! Devil

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
7th June 2012 - 17:21

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anyone know when the scores are going up? one of the biggest mysteries of the whole competition.... Thinking

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
7th June 2012 - 18:58

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
deciding Kelderman would not top 20 so took a risk could cost me a chance of winning the dauphine Sad

Yeah, I thought of picking him as well. Toss up between him and Durbridge and went wiith Durbridge because of his form. Would have been about top 5 on the stage if I'd chosen Kelderman rather than Grivko and kept Durbridge, but 182 wasn't too shabby. Nearly caught you up Wink Wink

Taken a risk for tomorrow but not saying what it is Wink Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1457 posts]
7th June 2012 - 22:57

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174 points puts me up to 3rd in the purist league best score I have ever had !!!!

posted by Dylan Churchill [8 posts]
7th June 2012 - 23:54

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192pts puts me 15th on the stage and I rise a massive 500 places in the Dauphine,25 overall and 2 in the regional.

Gambling on stage 5 a bit hoping for a KOM shootout so brought in Kadri and Edet for Grivko and Westra(nervous about leaving Lieuwe out to be honest).

Team
Evans
Chavanel
Wiggins
Rogers
Bernaudeau
Edet
Gallopin
Kelderman
Kadri

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
8th June 2012 - 8:37

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