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Well having been in a good position the last two days i wasn't sure exactly what to do today...so ive taken a few slight risks

Boom in for Rojas (could be leading tonight, not a long ITT)
Kittel (sprint points still for him i imagine)
Haussler (same as above)
Boonen (can ITT well enough to keep high up?)

Nizzolo (Sprint points and has done decent TT in the ast over slightly shorter distances so could do well as seems on form)
Terpstra (Again could be leading to tonight and could do well tomorrow)
Dowsett in for Demare (only 25 seconds down on the lead so could be in the top 10 tonight and should ITT well too)
Larsson in for Guarieri (about 37 seconds off the lead so same applies as above and could also win the stage)
Moris in for Kristoff (My risk, close to the top 10 overall at the moment and has done ITT's in the top 10 over this kind of distance in the past)

the question will be which 2 stars to axe tomorrow and will depend on the results of today on whether boonen needs to be axed due to credits or whether he stays high up and could win tomorrow.

If i axe boonen then i could bring contador in tomorrow  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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wow how youve managed to get that team i dont know, but it seems a good one! (i missed the fact durbridge was racing...D'oh!)

As for you Wiggo question, the not beating Wiggo against the clock purely refers to TT's which doesnt include prologues (larsson also beat Wiggo in the dauphine prologue (i think it was dauphine, i just remember it was wet for wiggins ride))

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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This is the stag3e I've been looking forward to

Boom(in for Keukelaire)I think he'll be high up in GC and a top 5 for the stage

Millar(in for Haussler)

Contador(in for Kittel)high finish today and tomorrow and a rise up the GC rankings

Chavanel My idea of the tour winner if he beats Boom today

Durbridge May well be Phinney's closest rival.....is he really the last man to beat Wiggo on the clock.....what about Cancellara in the Tour Prologue?

Kwiatkowski Good TTer and high enough up the GC to also be a contender for the overall

Kristoff in for the long haul now

Dowsett Has stated he's looking for a good TT and a high GC after nicking bonus seconds a few days ago

Phinney(in for Nizzolo)Stage winner perhaps...certainly top 5?

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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In:Devenyns,Bauer,Contador,Boom
Out:Bos,Haussler,Boeckmans,Boonen

Devenyns
Boom
Chavanel
Contador
Westra
Durbridge
Phinney
Bauer
Tuft

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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How have you managed to get such a good ITT team silas?? how have you scored on the past two stages?

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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I've been having a bit of a nightmare since predicting BMC,Garmin,Rabo and Vacansoleil for big things in the TTT and setting my team up accordingly and have just kind of fiddled it to this.

Really poor stage scores up to now:

1)45pts
2)41pts
3)37pts
4)90pts
5)50pts

Current glitches mean it's impossible to see Eneco position but I'd guess its l-o-o-o-w  14

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Ahhh right i see, your team will destroy mine today, just hoping mine will still score solidly, however, i scored 92 points more than your score on the last two stages alone.....at least im having a decent run for once!

You have a good chance of the stage win today so good luck

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Cheers...fingers crossed

It would be my first(only joined on stage 28-Gent Wevelgem this season)

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Well Stage 4 of this tour was my first stage win in the 2 years ive been playing, so sometimes it takes a while

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Lars Boom in for Marcel Kittel
Alberto Contador in for Alessandro Petacchi
Sylvain Chavanel in for Tom Boonen
Alex Dowsett in for Kris Boeckmans

and yesterday
Luke Durbridge in for Leigh Howard
Taylor Phinney in for Arnaud Demare

Fingers crossed

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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My inability to read a team time trial does NOT bode well for the Vuelta!!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Boaro quickest so far 21 mins 11 secs
Damn forgot about him  22

I've gone
contador
vanendert
Boom
kdukeliere
terpsra
durbridge
phinney
kwiatowski
bocekmans
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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Of course my team is going to win today  19

Jose Joaquin Rojas (MOV)
Marcel Kittel (ARG)
Heinrich Haussler (GRM)
Mark Renshaw (RAB)
Adam Blythe (BMC)
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)
Andrey Amador (MOV)
Jon Izagirre (EUS)
Alexander Kristoff (KAT)

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Maybe tomorrow Gkam  3

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Phinney takes out his 1 and 2 minute men. Finishes 27" in the lead

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive got my team all wrong!!! why did i go for larsson  14 14 14

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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What a ride by Tuft!

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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silas chime wrote:

In:Devenyns,Bauer,Contador,Boom
Out:Bos,Haussler,Boeckmans,Boonen

Devenyns
Boom
Chavanel
Contador
Westra
Durbridge
Phinney
Bauer
Tuft

Now you could well be on for the stage win here! although bauer let you down and so did devenyns

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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3rd and 9th for me is all ive got, 2,4,7 in GC

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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I was close today - chose Durbridge over Tuft (and it really was a toss of a coin thing) but still got 2,3,4,6,8 and feel like I have a half-decent team for tomorrow. 2 transfers to make (dropping Blythe and probably Haussler, was hoping Blythe would get 5 points for Phinney today but I have 2 GreenEdge guys anyway), and so many guys that could score high tomorrow - tough decision! Shame my first three stages were not so good really...

Contador 7th and looking good - I wonder if he's worth a punt for San Sebastian?  39

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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2,3,6,7,8,14,17 on the stage +5 for Durbridge
2,3,5,8 and 10 on GC

I've had worse days but I don't think I'll get much tomorrow.

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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So close Silas, nice 2nd place though

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah....close but no Cigar

His Kwiatkowski+Rojas beat my Devenyns(big let down)+Bauer by 7 pts otherwise we had the same teams.

I'm bringing Boonen and Nizzolo in for Devenyns and Phinney tomorrow(watch Dries win the stage now!!).