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No-one up and about yet or you all out riding? I've been out and did 4 hours on quite roads this morning  4

So anyway, Today's stage is going to be as boring as yesterday. I also have NO-ONE in the break again  14 14

The break now have over 9 minutes and going out all the time, the breakers are -

Maxime Bouet (FRA) ALM - 54th overall, at 1h04'58"

Michael Morkov (DEN) STB - 85th overall, at 1h23'15"

Jerome Pineau (FRA) OPQ - 95th overall, 1h32'29"

Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA) FDJ - 107th overall, at 1h38'57"

Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) COF - 124th overall, at 1h51'43"

Roy Curvers (NED) ARG - 141st overall, at 1h57'50"

Pablo Urtasun (ESP) EUS - 153rd overall, at 2h06'35"

Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA) SAU - 163rd overall, at 2h21'12"

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Picked four French breakaway specialists for today... none of them is in the break x(

Hoping that Goss doesn't give up on the green otherwise I wont be getting as many intermediate points as I'd like.

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 4 years ago
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For the first time in this tour i have someone in the break in Urtasun and guess who got rid of Pineau last night for Arashiro as i thought it was his type of stage for a break  20

Mind you i think Greenedge and Liquigas will bring it all back together at the end.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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yeah  16 got Engoulvent in today's break, like most people wanting Goss and Sagan to slug it out!

Then back to the mountains tomorrow.........

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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Even worse.....i brought in Gallopin for Bastille Day and he abandons  14

No-one in the break either

Gilbert
Chavanel
Sagan
Zubeldia
Gallopin
Edet
Cantwell
Pinot
Vichot

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rcorbin [212 posts] 4 years ago
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Looks like green edge are bringing it back for the int sprint

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Was interesting to see the Boeckmans vs Greipel spat

I'm still on purist, so my team looks like this with the abandon's out

Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Luis Leon Sanchez (RAB)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Andriy Grivko (AST)
Giovanni Bernaudeau (EUC)
Gorka Izagirre (EUS)
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)

So need Sagan to do something and Boeckmans to take up the sprint to get back at Greipel  19

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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In Today:Sagan and Cavendish
Out Today:Wiggins and Nibali

Zubeldia
Sagan
Cav(sounds like not many have him so hope he beats Goss)
Gerrans
Albasini
Izagirre
Pinot
Edet
Vichot

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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Sag
Cav
Chav
Zub
Cant
Pineau the wrong one
Casar
simon
Jeandesboz

No one up the road again.Bastille Day pah  19

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 4 years ago
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Woop - 2 in the break! Hoping for 25 points from the intermediate... (plus a bit more from Goss and Sagan)

Sagan
Goss (in for Wiggins)
Sorensen (for tomorrow I hope!)
Dumoulin (in the break)
Bouet (ditto)
De Weert (ill-advised gamble a few days ago that I can't get rid of)
Boeckmans (in for Szmyd, who was same as above)
Jeandesbosz (fingers crossed for tomorrow, could be his kind of break)
Pinot

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Was interesting to see the Boeckmans vs Greipel spat

I'm still on purist, so my team looks like this with the abandon's out

Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Luis Leon Sanchez (RAB)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Andriy Grivko (AST)
Giovanni Bernaudeau (EUC)
Gorka Izagirre (EUS)
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)

So need Sagan to do something and Boeckmans to take up the sprint to get back at Greipel  19

You think you've got it bad, my purist teams lost 5, Gesink, Poels, Hesjedal, Lloyd and Westra, down to the bare bones  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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That climb was a killer, If you are not near the front, you are going to struggle because of the wind factor.

Goss, Cav and most of the other sprinters spat right out the back....No word on Sagan yet though and not caught sight of the jersey.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Just as I typed that, Sagan appeared right at the front. Pace has been killed off.  2

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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GO LL GO LL.......This is YOURS and just what I need  19 19

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Wiggo, I hope your ipod or something breaks tonight  19

He just thundered it for EBH and caught LuLu  20

Greipel took it from Sagan

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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wiggins the leadout man!!! cool speed injection.
Grippel
Sagan
Hosen Bagen

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Lost faith in t... [116 posts] 4 years ago
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1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 4:57:59
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:00
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:00
4 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
5 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:00
6 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:00
7 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:00
8 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:00
9 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:00
10 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:00:00

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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You won't be surprised to here that that was another fail for me. Stage hunting is much more difficult than I thought it'd be.  2

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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1. GREIPEL André
2. SAGAN Peter
3. BOASSON HAGEN
4. HINAULT Sébastien
5. IMPEY Daryl
6. SIMON Julien
7. MARCATO Marco
8. GILBERT Philippe
9. VELITS Peter
10. HONDO Danilo
11. NIBALI Vincenzo
12. WIGGINS Bradley
13. BRAJKOVIC Janez
14. DE WEERT Kevin
15. FROOME Christopher
16. EVANS Cadel
17. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
18. KLÖDEN Andréas
19. ROCHE Nicolas
20. VAN GARDEREN Tejay

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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My stage hunting team will have done alright 1 in the break (who won the inter sprint) and 4 in the top 16 plus Evan's got an extra points for the climb

But I would have liked Sanchez to hold out for my purist team  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Someone in the game has signed a deal with Kern as he's last again  19

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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He's expensive for those 10 points though, I did better with Impey, my backup in case Goss didn't make it over the last hill.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

You won't be surprised to here that that was another fail for me. Stage hunting is much more difficult than I thought it'd be.  2

You've taken some wicked penalties to do it, but to be honest your scores aren't much better than mine and I'm not trying for stages yet. Will have a go at 17 and maybe 20 though.
Got Urtasun in the break today, who won the int. Also had Impey and Simon (in for Szymd) 5 and 6 with Sagan, Zub and Froome. Pinot gets a few points. Vichot's done nothing yet but haven't got the transfers to get rid of him, just changing stars till the rest day. Had Voeckler as the obligatory Bastille day rider and he tried but just didn't have it. Would have had Goss in any case so no harm done.
I wonder how many people had Greipel today, not his normal kind of stage but Lotto are really strong. Bak doing the hard work. Surprised Wiggo didn't go on and contest the sprint, who knows what he could have done, but I had Froome instead so I'm glad he didn't.
Stage 15 is a little bumpy with a 4, 3, 4 30k back but none are as steep as the one today. Wonder how many people will go for Cav. Don't think I'll risk it in this game but stage 15 is my bonus stage for Halfords so I'll be going full out for a bunch sprint and hope I get it right.

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 4 years ago
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112 today thanks to Urtasun and Impey. Disappointed Goss didnt make it over the hill as i would have had a cracking score.

I have to say though Wiggins' acceleration was impressive to catch Sanchez. If he does go on to win the tour i can see Sky doing a full lead out for Cav in Paris - that would be impressive seeing Wiggo leading out Cav to the line, its not that often you see the yellow jersey getting involved on the final stage.

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msw [113 posts] 4 years ago
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Well, swapping Froome and Nibali out for Cavendish and Goss worked well. Pfft.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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61 for my purist and only 82 for my stage hunting, 99 points off winning anything and my purist team is slipping away, from 4th the other day to 27th now.....people coming from nowhere to overtake me with guys in the breaks  14