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Just a little cautionary note, anyone looking at picking a team yet for this one might wanna be careful.
The start isn't a Prologue but a 203km flat stage, Stage 2 is a Team time trial  39

I know it's a couple weeks off but nothing like planning ahead, after all busy month of Fantasy cycling coming up!  4

Olympics
Eneco
San Sebastian
Vuelta
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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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im already looking towards the Eneco tour as the olympics are more like 1 day races and dont take as much planning.

Im just waiting on the full startlist and acquiring a better stage route than the one on cycling fever if possible

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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im really struggling to work out whats flat and whats hilly stages, and also the category of the climbs  39

I think stages 1,4,5 are flat and stages 3 and 7 are hilly, with maybe a summit finish on the last stage, stage 7

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Cycling news says the last stage finishes up the "Muur van Geraardsbergen" (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/muur-van-geraardsbergen-finale-for-eneco...)

The ENECO tour website gives the same maps as you can find on cycling fever but I can't find profiles and all the attachments and downloads from the offical website are in dutch. From what I can gather though there are quite a few intermediate sprints, the details give 'Premium Sprints' and 'Bonus Sprints'.

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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It would be nice if the ENECO tour had actually put up a start list by now, as i can pick a team for the vuelta already based on long lists. but nevermind

As everything is dutch i think im gonna do the opposite to the TdP where i tried to read into where it wouldn't be a sprint finish. and thus in this race presume that all these stages will be sprint finishes apart from the last stage, and take a loss if stage 3 doesn't end up being a sprint

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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Provisional startlists up on Cycling Fever...

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adholman [74 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Provisional startlists up on Cycling Fever...

Cheers Chris, new it would happen on the day im out all day

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Mrdowen wrote:

Profile stage 3 http://sport.be.msn.com/enecotour/2012/downloads/parcours/profile03.pdf
stage 2 http://sport.be.msn.com/enecotour/2012/downloads/parcours/profile02.pdf
stage 7 http://sport.be.msn.com/enecotour/2012/downloads/parcours/profile07.pdf

From the Eneco website.

Cheers, still not straight forward as they are not categorized, stage 3 should see some strong sprinters still come home. Stage 7 seems like the only real tough stage

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Lots of sprinters there, just picked my team. But that is just lazy! post it 4 days before and just as a spreadsheet, i could have done that for them for free

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Not sure how this will work, you should just be able to click on the picture for full size?

Its the startlist for the Eneco site as i HATE them just leaving it at a spreadsheet, thats so lazy and annoying to use  14http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2726269/Eneco.jpg

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Is everyone missing something here.............

Contador is back  39

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

It would be nice if the ENECO tour had actually put up a start list by now, as i can pick a team for the vuelta already based on long lists. but nevermind

As everything is dutch i think im gonna do the opposite to the TdP where i tried to read into where it wouldn't be a sprint finish. and thus in this race presume that all these stages will be sprint finishes apart from the last stage, and take a loss if stage 3 doesn't end up being a sprint

Reckon you can put in a couple of all-rounders for 3, save transfers for the TT, keeping in some sprinters as well, and then again save transfers for 7. That's my rough plan for now in any case. Argos and Rabo should be up for it. Martin will probably win it I reckon, but not worth putting in until the TT.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Is everyone missing something here.............

Contador is back  39

Contador will be good for the TT, although I'm not sure how I'll squeeze him in as I have a lot of expensive DSs. He could win it on 7 but reckon Martin will be too far ahead by then. It's just a warm-up for the Vuelta for him, which will obviously be his main goal. Can't wait for Contador v Froome v A. Schleck v Purito. A real attacking race rather than the Sky snooze-fest  3

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I'm not expecting massive things from him, a good TT and the "mountains" in stage 7, but its just a warm up.

I just didn't know this was his come back as I thought he was still banned until midnight Sunday  3

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AWPeleton [3277 posts] 3 years ago
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Gone for a mixture of sprinters and hard working all rounders.

Got a few points left over so if a couple fail badly then i can swap them around without taking any penalties.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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As the riders are using this as a warm up for the Vuelta, I'm doing exactly the same......coming storming through into a top 10 finish......wishful thinking  19

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Greipel delisted on Cycling Fever startlist.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm going with a team of 8 young Europeans(all eligible for young rider fantasy points)captained by an Aussie.

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Leaves even more free credits.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Pretty good descriptions of each stage on Sky 's site.

The Bonus sprints would appear to be time bonus' whilst the Premio sprints woulds appear to count towards the points competition.

Martin not listed on Cycling Fever or OPQS site?

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Pretty good descriptions of each stage on Sky 's site.

The Bonus sprints would appear to be time bonus' whilst the Premio sprints woulds appear to count towards the points competition.

Martin not listed on Cycling Fever or OPQS site?

Cheers Ray,

correct, alos Rojas needs adding in and Greipel removing

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

correct, alos Rojas needs adding in and Greipel removing

Shhhhhhhhhh't  20

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AWPeleton [3277 posts] 3 years ago
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Glad i checked in tonight did have Griepel in my team.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Just hope my Griepel replacement is on form!  39