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My brief notes say 'two early climbs-tough finish-EBH/Gerrans/Sagan/Albasini'

EBH is probably too important to Wiggins to be allowed free rein but Gerrans and Albasini for Taaramae and Westra plus Zubeldia for Rogers are my transfers for today........watch Sagan/EBH go 1-2 now!!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Gone kind of sprintish, thinking of tomorrow

Sagan
Goss
wiggo
Valls Ferri
Vichot
Izagirre
Edet
Engoulvent
Gene

Please, please can i have someone in the break.....  20

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TERatcliffe26 [4698 posts] 4 years ago
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my team is a mess as has my whole tdf been

my team is

Wiggins
Evans
Kessiakoff
Zubeldia

Roux
Vichot
Izagirre
Boeckmans
Impey

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dave atkinson [6299 posts] 4 years ago
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i've got an odd mix of sprinty, climby, people who might go off on one and taarame, last chance for him to do something...

Sagan
Taaramae
Froome
Kessiakoff
Gautier
Bernaudeau
Martinez
Boeckmans
Pinot

kind of a bugger's muddle, really. not expecting much  1

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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Mine is

Nibali
Wiggins
Zubeldia
Gerrans
Albasini
Izagirre
Pinot
Edet
Vichot

Will go much more sprinty tomorrow whilst factoring in the Bastille day effect  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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The 19 escapees...

Burghardt (BMC)
Popovych (RNT)
Guatier (EUC)
Perez (EUS)
Koren (LIQ)
Millar (GRS)
Peraud and Bouet (ALM)
Edet (COF)  4
Engoulvent (SAU)  4
Marcarto (VCD)
Gusev and Vorganov (KAT)
Lund and N. Sorensen (STB)
Grivko and Kiserlovski (AST)
Grabsch (OPQ)
De Kort (ARG)

1MIN24SECS

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 4 years ago
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Only 1' 4" at the mo. Might be brought back. Got no-one in it so I'm hoping it is. Glad this stage is all on live as it's the first chance I've had to see anything live, but I've got a day off after doing jury service the rest of the week.

Not a great team unless I get one or two in a break. Got 3 transfers for tomorrow.

Froome
Wiggins
Zubeldia
Kessiakoff
Vichot
Urtasun
Pinot
Impey
Szmyd

Time gap hovering around 1' 40" now

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 4 years ago
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Damn! DOS just called and some teacher hasn't turned up so got to go and do one lesson. Be back this afternoon to see how it all develops.

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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The front group is: Popovych (RNT), Guatier (EUC), Koren (LIQ), Millar (GRS), Peraud (ALM), Bouet (ALM), Edet (COF), Gusev (KAT), Vorganov (KAT), N. Sorensen (STB) and Kiserlovski (AST).

At 1'00" is: Horner (RNT), Perez (EUS) and Martinez (EUS).

The peloton is at 1'45".

NO breaker's for me today  20

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chrisdstripes [1738 posts] 4 years ago
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I decided today was too difficult to predict so brought in Sagan for tomorrow (although he could still pick up some points today if he leads the bunch home behind the break, unless it stays this big - long way to go...)

Bouet in the break for me, have a good feeling about him getting top six if the break stays so fingers crossed...

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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I dont see the break winning today. They've only be given 2 minutes max.....

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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Pinot's gone out the back  39

The peloton is 2'05" behind the 12 stage leaders. In between are six men: Feillu, Voigt, Kashesckin, Levarlet, Kern and Roy - at 1'45".

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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I went with the following

Gilbert(in for Wiggins)
Sagan(in for Froome)
Chavanel(in for Tejay)-didn't realise he was on antibiotics  31
Zubeldia
Edet-at least he's finally in a break
Pinot
Izagiire
Vichot
Iglinsky

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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Wiggo goes on the break  39 39

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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So the break has over 11 minutes now, They are offski. I'm hoping for a bonus 5 from them, So Europcar, Euski or Astana win  19

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 4 years ago
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Wouldn't be surprised if Liq bring this back for a Sagan win. Gilbert could have a go as well, especially as Evans is a bit out of it now.

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dave atkinson [6299 posts] 4 years ago
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they're not bringing this back. 11 minutes out with 72km left?

hope not, anyway. i gots me gautier. and martinez  1

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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Sagan
Wiggins
Chavenel (also not knowing he is on antibiotics otherwise would of been Goss)
Kessiakoff
Vichot
Izagiire
Pinot
Impey
Martinez

Unfortunately the team ahead of me in the standings has Sagan & Goss

I have Sagan & Martinez, need Martinez to score 30 points more than Goss today, to get that spot.

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 4 years ago
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5 points for Impey. Wow!

Break is going to stay away. Liq seem to have no interest yet.

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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Anyone still tuned in?? I turned off ages ago, The commentators have nothing left to speak about so talking shit. WHY oh WHY choose to show this as a FULL stage when they knew what was going to happen, a gentle roll along.....boring

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 4 years ago
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It was a bit stupid wasn't it? I've just had it on while I play around with my team for the next couple of stages. Still it should liven up a bit now. Maybe. Was hoping Liq might chase but too concerned about podium for Nibali and Sagan will win Green in any case. There's no HTC anymore, who I'm sure would have chased.

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 4 years ago
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EBH at the front. Will he try and win what's left of the sprint?

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I needed one of 3 men to win the stage so a 3/5 chance and what happens.....they all get dropped by the 2 I don't want to win. Only for the fantasy game.

Otherwise I want to see Millar win  3

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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I think anyone with Goss will be scoring 0 for that finish. That was shocking, He moved over and then back again  14

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 4 years ago
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Top 20 stage.....Goss was demoted behind Sagan  3

1. MILLAR David
2. PERAUD Jean-Christophe'
3. MARTINEZ Egoi
4. GAUTIER Cyril
5. KISERLOVSKI Robert
6. SAGAN Peter
7. GOSS Matthew Harley
8. HINAULT Sébastien
9. EVANS Cadel
10. PAOLINI Luca
11. SIMON Julien
12. WIGGINS Bradley
13. MARCATO Marco
14. ROCHE Nicolas
15. FROOME Christopher
16. BRAJKOVIC Janez
17. NIBALI Vincenzo
18. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
19. IMPEY Daryl
20. VANENDERT Jelle

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dave atkinson [6299 posts] 4 years ago
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Good day for uncle dave  1

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dave atkinson [6299 posts] 4 years ago
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(me, not millar)

Well, him as well