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Big couple of days coming up when we see who's got some legs in the mountains. Can't see any credible challenger to Wiggins unless a real climber goes on the attack and Van den Broeck looks the best placed. Will Martins and Rogers drop today! I've taken them out and gone for some riskier riders.

By the way there are 243 fantasy mountain points on offer in the next two days and about double or more that in the real comp.  26

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Having given up on winning I've swung the axe, made 5 changes and been docked 60 points (taking my total penalty points for the CdD to a nice round 100).

My team for today:

Wiggins
Voeckler
LL Sanchez
Chavanel
Gallopin
Nocentini
Simon
Vogondy
Bernaudeau

Just messing about at this point, not really bothered how I do. Might sit down and do some planning for the TdS tomorrow but again, not overly bothered. Having these two comps so close after the end of the Giro has made me realise just how much more fun the grand tours are. Bring on le tour.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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Didnt change it too much today, just my DS's want to see how martin goes before any radical changes

Rogers
Wiggins
Martin
Brajkovic

Kelderman
Coppel
Gallopin
Pires
Plaza

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I've taken another penalty today, with so many KOM on offer the risk is worth it!  31

Bradley Wiggins
Janez Brajkovic
Sylvain Chavanel
Luis Leon Sanchez

Giovanni Bernaudeau
Leigh Howard
Andriy Grivko
Jerome Coppel
Markel Irizar

If Brajko doesn't show uo today the he'll get the boot tomorrow  39 maybe for Van den Broeck.

With the last 40km being downhill and flatish today maybe a reduced peleton sprint.......  13

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londonplayer [620 posts] 3 years ago
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I took 20 penalty points to put Bernadeau in (amongst others). Probably a mistake but hey....

so my team is

Wiggins
Rogers
Chavanel
Evans

Rosseler
Gallopin
Bernadeau
Kreder
Durbridge

One thing that occurred to me yesterday was, although you are docked 20 penalty points for a 3rd transfer, if that rider goes on to score more points in the following stages after you transfer him in, surely it is still a net gain, rather than incurring any penalty? Anyone else have any views on that?

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iammarcmason [47 posts] 3 years ago
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my view is that it's only worth it if he's gonna score more than 20 in the first day, otherwise no point in doing the transfer until the next day as you wont be gaining points.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Also, if one of your first two transfers gets less than 20 points are you still up really? If you use transfers 1 & 2 to bring in guys who score 7 and 10 points and transfer 3 to bring in someone who scores 21 are you up by one points or down by 13? Which transfer do you class as the extra?

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londonplayer [620 posts] 3 years ago
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dr heaton,

I agree. You should view the overall 3 transfers to calculate the net gain.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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5 Non-starters

Durbridge
Geschke
Rosseler
Vanmarcke
Gérard

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stumps [3187 posts] 3 years ago
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Kept my team virtually as yesterdays with the following

Wiggins
Rogers
Peraud
Moreno
Grivko
Barredo
Iglinsky
Kluge
Westra.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I fancy Froome today but already have Wiggo and Rogers.Only way to do it would have been to sacrifice Rogers and Evans for Froome and Brajkovic or Devenyns.

Only time will tell.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Bernaudeau dropped from the main bunch on the Grand Colombier  14

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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A 20 point penalty for Bernaudeau always looked a bit dodgy  13

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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Well, Bernaudeau has earned a few nice points since I put him in, about 30 I guess, but I definitely wouldn't pay penalty points for him. I put in a different star rider to most people , but it's more likely he'll do something tomorrow than today.

Hoping LLSanchez does something at the finish as he's the other rider I put in after getting rid of Martin and Rogers.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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At least the pires transfer pays off with a 10th place  1 not sure whether that will save me  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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Also not sure where they finished but Chavanel, Millar and Grivko all dropped out of the top 10 overall...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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i dropped martin for Chav........opps  20

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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Only 72 points for me today

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samjackson54 [54 posts] 3 years ago
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57 points i think for me, Gallopin, Wiggins, Kelderman, Rogers, LL Sanchez and Martin scoring me points. Went for the safe GC options.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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-19 points, oh yeah  16

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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samjackson54 wrote:

57 points i think for me, Gallopin, Wiggins, Kelderman, Rogers, LL Sanchez and Martin scoring me points. Went for the safe GC options.

I had all of those except LL (not as i was playing safe i had them for yesterday, although did put kelderman in, and plaza as my risk, pires also my risk (payed off))

Cant be many that have had gallopin from the start like me

Think im gonna make 1 change for tomorrow, breakway guy hopefully in for plaza

Giving me 3 for the last stage where i can take out rogers and play abit of a gamble

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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samjackson54 wrote:

57 points i think for me, Gallopin, Wiggins, Kelderman, Rogers, LL Sanchez and Martin scoring me points. Went for the safe GC options.

There's no bike at stake!! You might as well have some fun!!

Hoping my guy scores some mega points tomorrow. Lost a few GC points today but nothing significant to affect my lead in East Anglia I think.

And Edet and even Pauriol picked up a handful of points. Even poor old Bernadeau is still worth 3 and is probably worth keeping for tomorrow as the big climb is at the end. He'll probably try and mop up a few points after the break have taken their piece of the action. A whopping 157 fantasy mountain points available tomorrow.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

-19 points, oh yeah  16

My mistake, -23...

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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up to 16th, not gonna be able to win at 48 behind the leader, but only 21 off 5th and 13 off 7th

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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48 points over 2 stages isn't impossible, especially if you pick the right guy for the break tomorrow...  3

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 3 years ago
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Most have Cadel that I don't though, although if Brajko shows some form im quids in....

Want to get rid of rogers but cant raise enough funds without axing coppel

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TheBigMong [212 posts] 3 years ago
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My purist squad for the Dauphine has managed to erase most of the progress I made winning the Giro. I guess that's what happens when you stop putting any sort of research into your team.  22

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

-19 points, oh yeah  16

Impressive. I might go for the record negative score tomorrow. . . now whois likely to commit a doping offence. .

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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54 for me. Probably change Grivko and Durbridge for tomorrow. Got a pretty good idea of who'll I'll go with but I might do a tiny bit of research first. Don't think stage 7 is going to be much different from today and tomorrow but might switch a couple of stars.

Not sure how far behind I am, thought of Di Gregorio and Mederel for today but went with star changes instead which didn't massively come off yet. Win still up for grabs though as there's no real way to play safe. Who would have thought Vichot would win?! Glad for him as he helped me win my one and only TdF stage last year.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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83 points was enough for 42nd on the stage pushing me up 136 places in the Dauphine,1places2 in the overall,6 places in the overall(premium)and 2 places in the regional.

Chavanel and Bernaudeau out for LLSanchez and Sarmiento tomorrow.

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samjackson54 [54 posts] 3 years ago
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Alan Tullett wrote:
samjackson54 wrote:

57 points i think for me, Gallopin, Wiggins, Kelderman, Rogers, LL Sanchez and Martin scoring me points. Went for the safe GC options.

There's no bike at stake!! You might as well have some fun!!

Haha thats a good point actually!  16 Playing safe is just my style, gets the practice in for when a bike is at stake  3

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