Stage 11 TdF

by Gkam84   July 12, 2012  

Lost another of my rider's today

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/18812586

The break is still getting set up, but only Grivko seems to be there for me Devil These are your guys, but its not going to stay like that. Its messy Wink

Burghardt, Cumming, Gilbert (BMC)

Popovych (RNT)

Malacarne (EUC)

Perez (EUS)

Bole (LAM)

Koren (LIQ)

Martin (GRS)

Cherel and Riblon (ALM)

Dumoulin (COF)

Hoogerland (VCD)

Paolini (KAT)

Hutarovich (FDJ)

Gesink and Kruiswijk (RAB)

Karpets (MOV)

Sorensen and Sorensen (STB)

Grivko, Iglinskiy, Kieserlovski and Vinokourov (AST)

De Weert and Pineau (OPQ)

Albasini (OGE)

De Kort, Gretsch and Huguet (ARG)

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ive made a mess of this....too safe with my stars, and non of my DS's doing anything as i have roux and vichot and neitehr went for it!! nevermind, gonna axe menchov tomorrow i think

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3770 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:25

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I want to see them caught Devil Devil Devil

If they don't get caught, I need an Astana or Europcar win for the bonus 5 Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:26

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They might get caught yet, Btajkovic, JVdB and Pinot attacking out of the bunch but no reaction from Sky Thinking

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:35

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Love the ITV commentators, apparently TJ van Garderen is leading the competition for the best white jersey...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:46

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drheaton wrote:
Love the ITV commentators, apparently TJ van Garderen is leading the competition for the best white jersey...

He has the best white jersey, So that means the FDJ are leading the best white team jersey standings Devil Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:47

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Gkam84 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Love the ITV commentators, apparently TJ van Garderen is leading the competition for the best white jersey...

He has the best white jersey, So that means the FDJ are leading the best white team jersey standings Devil Devil

Personally I prefer Cavendish's white jersey.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:50

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I never seem to have an average day in the mountains. 31 points yesterday, 37 on Sunday, today I have Rolland, Sorensen, Pinot, Brajkovic and Wiggins.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:52

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Froome has said, THIS IS MY tour.......and then gets a bollocking on the radio, lol

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:53

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Bah, should have dropped Evans, not Froome, and I really really wish I'd picked Pinot Crying

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:54

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Evans has lost a minute at the moment, 3km to go Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:56

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drheaton wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Love the ITV commentators, apparently TJ van Garderen is leading the competition for the best white jersey...

He has the best white jersey, So that means the FDJ are leading the best white team jersey standings Devil Devil

Personally I prefer Cavendish's white jersey.


Liggett's latest gem - "This man doesn't know the word give up" Big Grin

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
12th July 2012 - 16:57

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Woop - 1,2,6,7,8 on the stage

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:05

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Top 5 in GC, look at the time gaps

1. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) SKY

2. Chris Froome (GBR) SKY at 2'05"

3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) LIQ at 2'23"

4. Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC at 3'19"

5. Jurgen van den Broeck (BEL) LTB 4'48"

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:17

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Great day - no Brit has ever made the podium remember and its currently a 1-2...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:21

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Evans literally needs to take Wiggo out now however Froome would still go on and win it.

Average day for me, dropped Froome for Rolland but should have dropped Evans. Basically I'm a Pinot away from having a good stage.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:22

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A better day than usual for me, but not having Rolland means another stage that I'm nowhere near winning. Sad

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:24

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:24

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dropped rolland last night...pah! put pinot in though, hurrah! Big Grin

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posted by keith roberts [178 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:30

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Froome has just made a huge mistake, and exposed Wiggins as not being able to follow big attacks, the other teams will cash in on this.

2,3,6,16 for me, 1,2,6,10gc, 5 in KOM, 2 in youth, maybe get over 100 points at last

posted by thefatcyclist [570 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:38

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thefatcyclist wrote:
Froome has just made a huge mistake, and exposed Wiggins as not being able to follow big attacks, the other teams will cash in on this.

The problem is, does anyone else have the same acceleration as Froome? The other problem is, if anyone else attacks Wiggins, he has Froome to pace him back. I'm very confident now about Brad's chances. (And if he does crack, Froome could still win it instead).

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
12th July 2012 - 17:56

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He has 2.23 to play with for the rest of the week, then he'll take them out in the TT. So without a technical half way up a climb, the race is his.

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th July 2012 - 18:00

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How's this for a change in fortunes - yesterday my team were 3362nd on the stage, today 4th. Big Grin

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
12th July 2012 - 18:39

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a lot of people seem to have predicted that Rolland would win today. Was I missing something? Surprise

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
12th July 2012 - 21:17

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I know the feeling. Maybe his missus tweeted something?

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [263 posts]
13th July 2012 - 8:32

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well anyone else thinking the froomedog for the Vuelta!!? Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1688 posts]
13th July 2012 - 8:56

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livestrongnick wrote:
well anyone else thinking the froomedog for the Vuelta!!? Thinking

Ten summit finishes! (to varying degrees...)

So yes, if he rides it he's got to be up there with J-Rod and presumably Cobo...
EDIT - Oh yeah and Contador Smile

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
13th July 2012 - 10:07

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Anton,A.Shrek,Samuel Sanchez,Arroyo,Kreuziger,Nieve,Uran may all be Vuelta podium contenders too?

If Sky put Froome in as team leader as reward for help in the tour then he'd probably go 2nd or 3rd favourite behind Contador and J-Rod

posted by silas chime [207 posts]
13th July 2012 - 10:15

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Wow, you're right, could be a really competitive Vuelta this year. There are 6 or 7 flat stages as well so presumably they become Kittel's new target...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
13th July 2012 - 10:25

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Those that have a decent TourDePologne and have no Olympic commitments may also have the right condition/prep for the Vuelta.

I also r-e-a-l-l-y rate DeGendt's chances if he rides and he's a fantasy beast at times because of the way he wins stages by gobbling up every mountain point along the way.

posted by silas chime [207 posts]
13th July 2012 - 10:47

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I doubt you'll see Samuel Sanchez at the Vuelta, with two broken wrist's. He'll be lucky to be back in time

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
13th July 2012 - 11:13

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