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Plenty of KOM points to be earned today and with 5 climbs before the intermediate sprint it's likely to count the sprinters out of that too.

Looks like a Moncoutie/Hoogerland type stage but you'd then have to dump them for the TT and the risk/reward is too great.

I thought long and hard about a descender but went for the new Maillot Jaune Wiggins instead along with young tyro Taaramae in place of sprinters Greipel and Sagan

Wiggins
Taaramae
Rogers
VanGarderen
Westra
Pinot
Morkov
Cantwell
Boeckmans

Hoping not to haunted by the following names in about 5 hrs time-Hoogerland,Roux,Moncoutie,Voeckler

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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well i will post my team here again

Wiggins
Chavanel
Rogers
Moncoutie

Casar
Lancaster
Zabriske
Edet
Izagirre

So Casar and Moncoutie in the break for me would be nice  1

then should be looking ok for tomorrow

Wiggins, Chavanel, Rogers, Zabriske, can all TT for me (poss Lancaster).

The question then is Taarame and Larsson or Monfort and Grivko for tomorrow....interesting choices

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AWPeleton [3347 posts] 4 years ago
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Got Froome, Wiggins, Taarame and Zubeldia as my stars and hopefully Iglinsky and Pineau can come good.

In the end as long as Froome, Taarame and Wiggins keep the jerseys i will be happy.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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Froome will probably lose the KOM jersey today.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
Luis Leon Sanchez (RAB)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Andriy Grivko (AST)
Giovanni Bernaudeau (EUC)
Mikel Astarloza (EUS)
Gorka Izagirre (EUS)
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)

At least LL Sanchez is giving it a go for me again. Glad Izagirre has not shown anything, He was my constant last year along with LL, but every man and his second account has him this year  14

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Wiggins
Dan Martin
Chris Sorensen
Sammy Sanchez

Levarlet
Ladagnous
Jeandesboz
Izagirre
Boeckmans

Thought I had a great shout of two or three riders in the break today but obviously not  14

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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Sanchez
Taaramae(in for Chavanel)-White jersey points a bonus
Zubeldia(in for Oss)-Shack No1 now?
Menchov
Edet
Albasini
Morkov
Pinot
Iglinsky

surprise surprise Chavanel goes in the break  14

And it looks like a strong group

LuLuSanchez,Millar,Voigt,Riblon,Gilbert,Westra,RuiCosta,Perez,Nicki Sorensen,Curvers

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I hope this break gets closed after they took LL back in  20

Can let Voigt go off on his own  19

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STEVESPRO 79 [544 posts] 4 years ago
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WHAT A FANTASTIC STAGE....ITS ANYBODYS DAY TODAY....COMPELLING VIEWING....  1

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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Really hope this break stays away. 4 of my purist team are in it.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Oh yeah, i forgot everyone now has a purist team  14 14

I'm only playing purist, so i'm fecked

Sammy Sanchez is out. Hope he's not to badly injured, off in the ambulance

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam,

bad luck mate. You never know what might happen though.

My purist team is Meagre Farmer Otto. I'm a few places below you currently.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Bad luck?? Its Sammy Sanchez, I'm not delighted as it looked bad, but i know a few around me have him  19

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Had BBC Radio 5 on in the car and they reported Sanchez going down as good news for Cav as he was 'a main rival for the Olympics road race'... anyway, they said suspected broken collarbone.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Not sure it was a collar as he didn't see to be in that position and he was stretchered off like he couldn't walk, I think it was lower down, but didn't get to see much.

Cav's got no chance for the Olympics, he couldn't keep to on the first small climb today  19 19

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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Moncoutie letting me down!! just 3 points from him so far, need him to take points at the next cat 2 and the cat 1, oh and maybe some sprint points but doubt that

Oh and drheaton it shows just how much five live now, they are only saying it cause sammy won the last olympic road race and the no absolutely nothing!

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Aapje [242 posts] 4 years ago
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I put in Kessiakoff for the TT tomorrow and he goes crazy today. What luck.

Only now I'm wondering if he can still perform tomorrow.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm watching here for updates, gave up on the race, the start was interesting to see a break go for a change, then the race split all over the shop and the commentators starting talking about scenery, so it's Murray time  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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Aapje wrote:

I put in Kessiakoff for the TT tomorrow and he goes crazy today. What luck.

Only now I'm wondering if he can still perform tomorrow.

good call, should still top 20 tomorrow...

If I hadnt changed my original plan by trying to get casar in my team, then i would have had roy

but been as though im stupid i have casar not roy....fail

but thats the way the tour is going for me

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Have pretty much given up on the TdF now, had a really bad couple of days picking completely the wrong guys for the breaks and having no real plan for the TT tomorrow. Sammy Sanchez going down was just the icing on the cake, had hoped he'd go for the win today with it being downhill but c'est la vie, no bike for me this year  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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No anything for me this year, but knew that from the outset, so my only hope is any overall prize for purist is only for premium players as there are only a few of us up there  19 19

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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I feel very un-nationalistic, but I've gone for Nibali today . . .and dropped Sagan to do it. . . but I think Sagan could do it...

Star riders
Vicenzo Nibali (LIQ)
Haimar Zubeldia (RSN)
Denis Menchov (KAT)
David Moncoutie (COF)
Domestiques
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)
Gorka Izagirre (EUS)
Sylvester Szmyd (LIQ)
Jonathan Cantwell (SAX)
Michael Morkov (SAX)

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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Will all of the skyteam for the the TT tomorrow,or will some take a rest? Froome might take a rest as well as EBH...and let Wiggo go for it alone. . . .but then there is a rest day , so they might all go for it to keep their yellowhelmets. . . .hhhmmm  39 39

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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Yup ive given up on the TdF after today, another paltry score it will be, will get outscored by my purist team that has Pinot in it...

Gonna try a good tour de Polonge

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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Good day for my Halfords team (apart from Sanchez).

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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i forgot about the halfords game oops

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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It's the only fantasy game I'm doing remotely well in.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 4 years ago
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Got Evans and wiggins today with a +5. Did hoogerland get any kom? Rein hold onto white?

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AWPeleton [3347 posts] 4 years ago
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Not a bad day today, got Wiggo, Froome and Zubeldia in group home and Rein still holds white by about 6 seconds i think.

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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I wanted to put Pinot in my FC team but just didn't have the transfers. I made a complete mess of my star riders the day before so had to change those first. Gutted.

On the other hand, think my Purist team may continue to move forward.

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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Wiggins
Evans
Menchov
Zubeldia
Pinot
Vichot
Edet
Simon
Boeckmans

Rather happy with two transfers today Zubeldia & Pinot

not much wiggle room for tomorrow transfers

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