TdF stage 3

by chrisdstripes   July 3, 2012  

Greenedge boss says Goss is aiming for stage win today! Last 700m at 7% - is he telling the truth or bluffing and hoping Albasini will slip under the radar? I was planning on bringing Goss in for Chavanel tomorrow - do I stick to my guns or make the change a day early? Thinking

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Albasini 5th! Got lucky there - if Gerrans had been in the main group it might've been him going for it instead...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:24

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
oh dear wiggins looses 45 seconds

He should be OK - the crash was in the last 3k...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:25

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Sagan is Beast

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:25

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I had a cracking day today. Smile Smile

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:26

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only sagan scoring for me, i give up already

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:27

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Well that didn't go to plan. Plenty more stage to come though...

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:28

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chrisdstripes wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
oh dear wiggins looses 45 seconds

He should be OK - the crash was in the last 3k...

im not so sure, they will somehow see it that he wasnt involved...

1. CANCELLARA Fabian 12 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 14h 45' 28''
2. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 102 SKY PROCYCLING 14h 45' 39'' + 00' 11''
3. EVANS Cadel 1 BMC RACING TEAM 14h 45' 45'' + 00' 17''
4. VAN GARDEREN Tejay 9 BMC RACING TEAM 14h 45' 45'' + 00' 17''
5. NIBALI Vincenzo 51 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 14h 45' 46'' + 00' 18''

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:29

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He was definitely involved, he hit the deck

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:29

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1st and 4th, not amazing but could have been so much worse.

Wiggins only lost 1 second on Sagan, nothing on his major rivals, Froome lost another 2 minutes though so he's no longer much of a backup plan.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:30

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ok they have now changed the GC back to normal

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:30

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Ryder's still in it.

Beast

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:31

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Fingers crossed for Brad - it definitely looked from the replay that the crash was to blame. He looked like he coasted in, assuming that he would be given the same time - hopefully he hasn't misread the situation...

Good finish for me - missed the break but got 1st, 4th and 5th, plus some sprint points from van Hummel and even 3 mountain points for Gallopin!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:32

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Oh, and Chris Froome finished with Wiggo

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:32

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8/9 riders of mine scored points. Smile

I know it sounds kind of awful, bu is it too late to go premium?

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:34

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1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
3 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
4 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan
5 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
7 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
8 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale

posted by Lost faith in t... [120 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:35

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Raleigh wrote:
8/9 riders of mine scored points. Smile

I know it sounds kind of awful, bu is it too late to go premium?

Go for it! Would surely be the kiss of death for your team Wink

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:40

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Raleigh wrote:
8/9 riders of mine scored points. Smile

I know it sounds kind of awful, bu is it too late to go premium?

I think you have until stage 4 but I could be wrong.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:43

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By the way, if that was too boring for anyone, the Tour of Poland startlists are up! #afterthelordmayorsshow...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 15:46

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At least my research into Brice Feillu paid off - last man home. Cool

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 16:06

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Wig Billy I salute you!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 16:10

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Hmmm, 4 cat 4s tomorrow, will Morkov go again?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 16:13

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Nice day 154, Putting Morkov in saved me, Had Sagan and EBH too + Gallopin finally got some points Surprise

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 16:19

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drheaton wrote:
Hmmm, 4 cat 4s tomorrow, will Morkov go again?

Just wrestling with that myself. I need a DS, max 7.6, that I can bring in for Albasini and keep until the TT. Even if Morkov doesn't go for any more breaks, he should still be looking at 15-20 jersey points in that time, but the gambler in me wants to try someone else...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 16:34

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Re the finishing times given - bear in mind that fall, puncture or mech inside last 3km will get you same time as the riders you were with at the time.

Obviously there's a lag between the rider crossing the line in some cases minutes later, with their time in the provisional results recorded via their timing chip, and the time being manually adjusted afterwards.

That in itself doesn't apply if rider doesn't finish stage, in which case he is given last place on stage but time of riders he was with (happened to Phinney on Giro I think on the day Ferrari caused chaos.)

So organisers have to wait till a rider actually crosses the line before adjusting time/position, hence delay.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8485 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 17:28

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I've got two transfers and I need to use both to bring in sprinters but if Morkov is going to go again I'm sorely tempted to take the 20 point penalty.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 17:54

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Thank God for Bernaudeau and Morkov. Morkov 48 points today, Sagan 51!

posted by msw [126 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 18:44

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chrisdstripes wrote:
By the way, if that was too boring for anyone, the Tour of Poland startlists are up! #afterthelordmayorsshow...

NB. Do not Hashtag away from Twitter.

It only brings to the surface your addiction.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 18:59

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dave_atkinson wrote:
ah, Bernadeau and Morkov in the break, eh? *rubs hands*

got EBH, Sagan and Gerrans for the run in too. Hoping for a good day...

Not bad for a beginner Wink

I had Morkov, Grivko, Sagan, EBH plus Chavanel for GC points. (Pity the latter didn't win though. I would have got over 200 for the first time then.)

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 19:50

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I was only 10 off 200 Big Grin Devil

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 19:56

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Here's the 3km rule to Wiggins, from Cycling Weekly:

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Bradley Wiggins rolled over the finish line at least one minute behind winner Peter Sagan in Boulogne-sur-Mer today.

Gaps had opened up in front of him and had it been a straight forward run in to the line he would have lost a good amount of time to the likes of Cadel Evans and Vincenzo Nibali who finished in the top ten on the stage, just behind Sagan.

So why did Wiggins cruise the last 400 metres, looking calm and relaxed?

Because Wiggins knows of UCI rule 2.6.026. This states that 'In the case of a duly noted fall, puncture or mechanical incident in the last three kilometres of a road race stage, the rider or riders involved shall be credited with the time of the rider or riders in whose company they were riding at the moment of the accident. His or their placing shall be determined by the order in which he or they actually cross the finishing line.'

Wiggins was caught up (actually by one of his own team mates) when riders swerved to avoid the crash on the final climb at about 300m to go. He had to stop, put his foot down and get going again.

Wiggins rode in to the finish line slowly, conserving energy, as he knew he was safe, even though he didn't crash.

He came over the line in 53rd place and was given a time difference of one second to Peter Sagan, the same as his team mate Edvald Boasson Hagen, who finished second.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
3rd July 2012 - 20:44

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