TDF Stage 1 Liege-Seraing

by ray silvester   July 1, 2012  

Will PhilGil get yellow in his homeland?

Can Spartacus hang on to yellow?

Will Sagan,Boassen-Hagen,Goss fight it out on the upwards drag or perhaps a more orthodox bunch sprint?

Perhaps even a breakaway win but.....who'll be in it?

I personally bought in EBH and Albasini for Wiggins and Larsson and have this team

EBH
Cancellara
Hunter
Rogers
Albasini
Engoulvent
Grabsch
Gretsch
Zabriskie

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Gilbert in for Wiggins
Cancellara
Sagan
Rogers
Arashiro in for Zabriskie
Engoulvent
Simon
Bernaudeau
Izagirre

Hoping for a decent show from Gilbert/Sagan and Cancellara to keep yellow and possibly finish top 10.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2012 - 10:42

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Made no changes as i set my team up for stage 1 and not the prologue where unless you guess right it can be a lottery for results. Thinking

Wiggins
EBH
Oss
Gerrans
Zabriskie )
Astarloza
Albasini
Cantwell
Paoloni

‘It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.’

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posted by stumps [2750 posts]
1st July 2012 - 11:16

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got that feeling gilbert will win

Gilbert for wiggins
Sagan
Gerrans
LL Sanchez

Lancaster
Zabriske
Edet
Simon
Gallopin for Larsson

6 of my team i think could potentially top 10 today....
the problem stage is tomorrow

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3961 posts]
1st July 2012 - 11:17

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If I were betting money I'd go with Gilbert for today, but my plan was to start with Sagan and Cancellara so I'm sticking with that - Spartacus might be there or thereabouts today as well so I don't want to waste a transfer...

Cancellara
Sagan
Rogers (will probably go tomorrow)
Chavanel
Burghardt
Engoulvent
Simon
Gallopin (in for Grivko)
Boeckmans (in for Zabriskie)

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
1st July 2012 - 11:47

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I've put in Gerrans and Albasini. Ideally, I would like to have put in Sagan and Gilbert but restricted by both points and transfers.....

My team is

Wiggins
Spartacus
Gerrans
M Rogers

Albasini
Boeckmans
J Simon
Gretsch
Zabriskie

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
1st July 2012 - 11:54

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At least I picked a breakaway guy, although not too happy with how the mountain points are awarded...

5 points for 1st at the top of a cat 4 and that is it? id prefer it to be less points but more riders get them like it has been for previous races, like 4,3,2,1 based on the number of scoring riders as in the race. Or does only one rider score points in the race?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3961 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:01

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Should be at least 10 intermediate sprint points though as 6th place will get that......plus a chance of combativity award.

Go Urtasun Nerd

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:10

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I've got Urtasun in my purist team #result #jinxednow

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:12

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PLEASE...

This is definitely not twitter.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:17

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ive got Edet in both my teams.....and after doing my research there is only one scorer on cat 4 mountains, however they only get 1 point in there comp, yet we get 5, but for them in the HC climb they get 20 points yet we only get 15. Just seems the difference is quite great thats all.

now i know the fulls scoring im not moaning and i guess its the same for all...just a massive reward i guess if you get the right guy that goes over the cat 4 1st

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3961 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:17

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Raleigh wrote:
PLEASE...

This is definitely not twitter.

Im guessing you dont wanna know whats going on?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3961 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:18

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Raleigh wrote:
PLEASE...

This is definitely not twitter.

Im guessing you dont wanna know whats going on?

No.

Just tell everyone to stop #ing

STOP IT ITS UNNECESSARY

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:27

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So the break today is

Morkov, Bouet, Urtasin, Delaplace, Gene and Edet

158km to go and 3.45 time gap

Just for Raleigh #notgoingtostayaway Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8853 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:40

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Morkov takes the first 5 pointer of this years TDF Sad

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:48

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The official app tells me

Francorchamps was won by Urtasun. So he got the points Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8853 posts]
1st July 2012 - 12:56

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The first climb came 7km before that at Cokaifagne.

Morkov deffo won it.

Morkov 1 Urtasun 1 for real life purposes....five each for (more important)fantasy purposes Wink

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
1st July 2012 - 13:26

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Is anyone watching the EuroSport coverage?

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD STEPHEN IS SAYING.

But I don't like the Halfords adverts on ITV4.

Dilemma

Thinking

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
1st July 2012 - 15:25

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Where the hell is Gilbert?????? Surprise

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1829 posts]
1st July 2012 - 16:31

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Got my team abit wrong....

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3961 posts]
1st July 2012 - 16:36

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Sagan
Spartacus
EBH
Gilbert

Should be some huge scores today

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
1st July 2012 - 16:37

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****. I'm giving up on the overall. Going to try and win every other stage.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
1st July 2012 - 16:39

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OMG.

After literally two hours of constant commentary from my grandad, at the finish he turns and asks me:

Is this a race?

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying

Cancellara is a LEGEND

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
1st July 2012 - 16:41

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rcorbin wrote:
Sagan
Spartacus
EBH
Gilbert

Should be some huge scores today

Not sure you will many/any teams with more than 2 of those in....

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3961 posts]
1st July 2012 - 16:46

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Not sure you will many/any teams with more than 2 of those in....

Sagan, Canc and Gilbert for me.

EDIT No other scorers though /EDIT

posted by simon F [994 posts]
1st July 2012 - 17:05

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Just a nightmare start for me.....Might as well throw my DS`s in the bin....Grrrrrr....

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [501 posts]
1st July 2012 - 17:21

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Playing purist, so not bad having Canc, Sagan and then Wiggo's points today.

If i was playing transfers i would have had 1/2/3 but not a big loss Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8853 posts]
1st July 2012 - 17:27

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