Criterium Du Dauphine stage 5

by Alan Tullett   June 8, 2012  

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. Nerd

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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.

posted by iammarcmason [47 posts]
8th June 2012 - 10:28

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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?

posted by drheaton [3309 posts]
8th June 2012 - 10:32

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dr heaton,

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

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
8th June 2012 - 11:06

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5 Non-starters

Durbridge
Geschke
Rosseler
Vanmarcke
Gérard

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1380 posts]
8th June 2012 - 11:28

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Kept my team virtually as yesterdays with the following

Wiggins
Rogers
Peraud
Moreno
Grivko
Barredo
Iglinsky
Kluge
Westra.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2390 posts]
8th June 2012 - 11:45

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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.

posted by ray silvester [1508 posts]
8th June 2012 - 12:49

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Bernaudeau dropped from the main bunch on the Grand Colombier Angry

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1380 posts]
8th June 2012 - 13:16

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A 20 point penalty for Bernaudeau always looked a bit dodgy Surprise

posted by ray silvester [1508 posts]
8th June 2012 - 13:33

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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.

posted by Alan Tullett [1292 posts]
8th June 2012 - 14:49

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At least the pires transfer pays off with a 10th place Smile not sure whether that will save me Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
8th June 2012 - 15:23

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Also not sure where they finished but Chavanel, Millar and Grivko all dropped out of the top 10 overall...

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
8th June 2012 - 15:26

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Only 72 points for me today

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
8th June 2012 - 15:29

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i dropped martin for Chav........opps Crying

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posted by livestrongnick [1380 posts]
8th June 2012 - 15:29

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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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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
8th June 2012 - 15:35

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-19 points, oh yeah Cool

posted by drheaton [3309 posts]
8th June 2012 - 16:12

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
8th June 2012 - 16:15

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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.

posted by Alan Tullett [1292 posts]
8th June 2012 - 16:16

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drheaton wrote:
-19 points, oh yeah Cool

My mistake, -23...

posted by drheaton [3309 posts]
8th June 2012 - 16:42

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
8th June 2012 - 17:04

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48 points over 2 stages isn't impossible, especially if you pick the right guy for the break tomorrow... Wink

posted by Wig_Billy [569 posts]
8th June 2012 - 17:22

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
8th June 2012 - 17:42

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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. Plain Face

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
8th June 2012 - 18:32

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drheaton wrote:
-19 points, oh yeah Cool

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

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1150 posts]
8th June 2012 - 18:43

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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.

posted by Alan Tullett [1292 posts]
8th June 2012 - 20:24

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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.

posted by ray silvester [1508 posts]
8th June 2012 - 20:44

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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! Cool Playing safe is just my style, gets the practice in for when a bike is at stake Wink

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
8th June 2012 - 20:50

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Ive got rid of Tony Martin for an attacking Cadel, and Leigh Howard still in from the TT and flat stage (when he did nothing Angry ) axed for the worlds most attacking rider since May: Andrey Amador. Hoping for some big points, could go badly wrong. As you guys say, theres no bike at stake, so what the hell? Big Grin

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
8th June 2012 - 20:54

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Had Evans in for a while now. He is attacking and I like that. Same for LLSanchez who had a bit of a go today but never likely to stick. Nibali could have a go with Evans as well but Wiggins seems to be not too bad at descending either so I can't see him giving up the lead.

Otherwise I'm packed with mountain guys. Just hope I've got the right ones. I can't think of many stages with so many mountain and possible breakaway points available.

posted by Alan Tullett [1292 posts]
8th June 2012 - 22:15

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I'm hoping Howard finishes last again . . .

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posted by JAndrewHill [1150 posts]
8th June 2012 - 23:14

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You guys always go on about research I havnt researched one race and I'm 4th in the purist league for this comp. Smile It's all about gut fellings boys Cool

posted by Dylan Churchill [8 posts]
8th June 2012 - 23:32

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