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An allout sprint is predicted. I've put Greipel in for tomorrow. I can't afford Cav. I would suspect many others are in the same position?

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 4 years ago
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I cant afford any of the sprinters, so its gonna be a very low scoring day or me....

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Similar position, brought in Kittel and a breakaway guy, Tuesday's even more of a puzzle as I don't know whether to write it off and prepare for the sprint stages or try and get something out of it.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Greipel FTW.

Did you see his train today?

Him or Sagan.

Or Goss, Kittel, Cavendish, Cantwell or Farrar.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Cantwell? Surely he'll be riding for Haedo for the first few days?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Oh yeah, of course sorry, I think I meant JJ  35

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 4 years ago
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well i may as well tell you my tactic, ive took out gerrans and ll sanchez and bought in Kittel and JJ Haedo. So then i have still got Gilbert for tuesday and can axe him after that

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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Was planning to drop Cancellara for Greipel, but am tempted to take the GC points and save a transfer. Hmm.

Got rid of Rogers for a cheap sprinter, but not expecting much from the next 2 days...

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rcorbin [212 posts] 4 years ago
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Gone with
Kittel
Greipel
Sagan
Rogers
Cantwell
Simon
Gallopin
Izzagire
Pineau

Could have put cav instead of kittel after taking out fab

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm miles off the pace after stupidly getting rid of Cancellara today, so I'm cutting my losses early and going for stage wins from stage 3 onwards, which means a big negative score tomorrow...  19

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daddyELVIS [655 posts] 4 years ago
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Going for potential finishing points tomorrow - star riders = Gilbert, Rojas, Sagan, Oss.

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AWPeleton [3329 posts] 4 years ago
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Saved 2 transfers from earlier so put in Cav for EBH and Samuel Dumoulin in for Gerrans and stil got 2 to roll over. Might score big or fail miserably if a break gets away.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I cant afford any of the sprinters, so its gonna be a very low scoring day or me....

Its a tricky one today - I have Cancellara and Chavanel, and so don't really want to get rid of them until at least Weds, but it means I've only really got Sagan with any hope of big points today, whereas some people will have 3-4 star sprinters in. Oh well, hopefully there's some kind of freak result that keeps us in touch!

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Argy [138 posts] 4 years ago
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londonplayer, I agree, Cav to expensive, plus I think Greipel may be stronger and have a team dedicated train to get him home, be a tight finish today though!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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It should be a good finish, Greipel and Goss have full trains to deliver them to the finish, Sagan, Cavendish, Renshaw and Farrar have little to no lead out and will have to hop from bike to bike, my monies on Greipel but he's not in my team for today.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

It should be a good finish, Greipel and Goss have full trains to deliver them to the finish, Sagan, Cavendish, Renshaw and Farrar have little to no lead out and will have to hop from bike to bike, my monies on Greipel but he's not in my team for today.

I completely agree - Lotto and Greenedge on the front and Greipel for the win, although I don't have him either! Kittel might sneak in there too?

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Debarrio [78 posts] 4 years ago
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I think Kittel might win it today. Dedicated train and a cool customer who has proven he can beat anyone on a good day. Greipel seems to choke sometimes on important races. I went for Goss/Sagan/Dumoulin with tomorrow's stage in mind.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Kittel has a train but I don't see them being as dominant in the runup to the finish as GreenEdge or Lotto, Hutarovich is another with full team behind him who could do well. Don't forget Rojas either, he's always there or thereabouts.

As long as it comes to a sprint finish I'm happy, my Halfords team is stacked for the sprint today seeing as it's my bonus stage. For this game though I'd prefer a Kittel win with Sagan second and maybe Arashiro making some waves and getting top 10.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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I've gone with Greipel and Sagan plus got Gallopin and Hunter(hoping he doesn't break his frame again!!!)  13
Would be nice if just 1 of DS'S could pick up some points for me........  39

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Hunter's bike, from @millarmind:

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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Haedo(in for Rogers)
EBH
Spartacus
Hunter
Zabriskie
Albasini
Morkov(in for Gretsch)
Grabsch
Engoulvent

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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I have the kind of DS (Boeckmans, Engoulvent, Gallopin) that could conceivably pick up points for 10th-20th so hoping a couple of them come through, but tbh I'm not expecting much today. Hopes are with Sagan and maybe van Hummel, and some GC/jersey points for Chavanel and Cancellara.

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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5th on yesterday's stage and now 11th on the TDF(4th premium).

Looking to consolidate with 2 pinch hitters just for today and more than likely reverse back tomorrow.

Cav(for Cancellara)
Greipel(for Boassen Hagen)
Sagan
Freire
Urtasun
Impey
Boeckmans
Cooke
Cantwell-dark horse today

sacrificing 28 GC points on current standings so just 1 of Cav or Andre to go top 3 pays for itself with any advance on that a bonus really(especially with a daily 15 down to 1 for the first fifteen in the intermediary sprint).

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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You can tell that the TdF has become popular now a brit can win it, the BBC are doing live text of today's stage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/18671755

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Morkov, Kern and Roux out in front, had a gap of 8 minutes but reduced to 6'50 now.

Lotto, Argos-Shimano and GreenEdge on the front (as widely expected) reducing the gap.

From some of the quotes it sounds like Farrar will be one of the sprinters train hopping at the end of the stage. This could get very messy...

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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Morkov takes the Cat1 for five fantasy points and a further 5 as he's guaranteed leader of the KOM tonight.Roux appears to be riding one handed after yesterday's 'chute'.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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Apparently its a fairly straightforward finish - no insane corners like the Giro. Plus with only 3 in the break, there will be decent intermediate sprint points on offer shortly. Looks like teams (like mine) with not many sprinters could be losing a little bit of ground today...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Results of the intermediate sprint:
1. Kern (EUC) 20pts
2. Roux (FDJ) 17pts
3. Morkov (STB) 15pts
4. Goss (OGE) 13pts - at 2'00"
5. Renshaw (RAB) 11pts
6. Cavendish (SKY) 10pts
7. Sagan (LIQ) 9pts
8. van Hummel (VCD) 8pts
9. Impey (OGE) 7pts
10. Lancaster (OGE) 6pts
11. Boeckmans (VCD) 5pts
12. Cooke (OGE) 4pts
13. Hondo (LAM) 3pts
14. Petacchi (LAM) 2pts
15. N. Sorensen (STB) 1pt

Obviously fantasy wise it's 15 points down to 1, not 20.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Yesssss DS points!!!(Boeckmans)although dropped lancaster so lost out on some too  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 4 years ago
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Lancaster got me some  1 hoping gallopin goes for the sprint and simon, then ive got haedo, sagan and kittel due to cost and tomorrow in mind too

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Quote:

Kittel dropped...
Marcel Kittel was to be the rider who the Argos-Shimano team was going to lead out but the German has been dropped inside the final 12km of the stage.

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