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This has come round quick. Has anyone seen a final startlist? There are some disrepancies between the one on Cycling Fever and the current list of available riders in the fantasy game (eg Cycling Fever lists Lulu Sanchez and Diego Ulissi, but not Contador - there may be others).

So Contador? Valverde? Vinokourov? Gerrans/Albasini? Rodriguez/Moreno? I've never watched it before so really looking forward to seeing how a one-day classic with some proper hills pans out.

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chris75018 [99 posts] 4 years ago
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Oli Pendrey [101 posts] 4 years ago
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The game startlist has been updated, we'll keep an eye on it throughout today and tomorrow. Get picking...  1

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simon F [1001 posts] 4 years ago
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Will there be any mountain and/or sprint points as this race has classifications for them or will it just be the normal one day race scoring?

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yourpaceormine [46 posts] 4 years ago
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Is the CSS a premium race (I'm not a premium player)? Had an email saying the start list was up, came to pick my team but stage header still on final Eneco Tour stage.

The Olympic TT was like this, and the only way I could 'load' the TT stage was to click on stages and click through that way.

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simon F [1001 posts] 4 years ago
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yourpaceormine wrote:

Is the CSS a premium race (I'm not a premium player)? Had an email saying the start list was up, came to pick my team but stage header still on final Eneco Tour stage.

The Olympic TT was like this, and the only way I could 'load' the TT stage was to click on stages and click through that way.

It's not premium but you will need to select it from the competitions dropdown list before you try to pick a team.

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yourpaceormine [46 posts] 4 years ago
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Thank you Simon

All the other stages have 'loaded automatically'; why the change?

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chrisdstripes [1728 posts] 4 years ago
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Awesome, thanks all. Picked my team but might check back tonight in case the startlists change further...

Currently looks like no Contador after all. Tired after yesterday, or playing his cards close to his chest until the Vuelta?  39

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simon F [1001 posts] 4 years ago
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yourpaceormine wrote:

Thank you Simon

All the other stages have 'loaded automatically'; why the change?

Dunno, I only play the game - I don't work here. I'd guess that since the Eneco only finished yesterday, the default competition to be displayed hasn't been changed yet.

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Oli Pendrey [101 posts] 4 years ago
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simon F wrote:

Will there be any mountain and/or sprint points as this race has classifications for them or will it just be the normal one day race scoring?

Scoring info for the stage here: http://fantasy.road.cc/stages?sid=86

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Tour Le Tour [87 posts] 4 years ago
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Team picked, ready to go! Looking for a turn around in form  7

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simon F [1001 posts] 4 years ago
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Oli wrote:
simon F wrote:

Will there be any mountain and/or sprint points as this race has classifications for them or will it just be the normal one day race scoring?

Scoring info for the stage here: http://fantasy.road.cc/stages?sid=86

Thanks. I'd seen that. I just wondered about having points for mountains and sprints as this race is unusual for a one dayer in having these separate classifications. Maybe something to consider adding for next year.

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TERatcliffe26 [4635 posts] 4 years ago
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The team I picked has all been messed up by the fact that Barredo is rideing  2 back to the drawing board

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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You mean that Barredo is not riding?

Hmm.....Pinot,Albasini or Porte  39

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I'm in the same boat. Based a team around having Barredo  19

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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This is another one of those races where I'd prefer to be able to pick more stars, most of mine are relatively cheap and I could easily afford to pick up Zubeldia or Henao as a 5th star within budget  2

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Same here, had a team picked for over a week!  4
Then this morning No Barredo  14 had to make 3 changes which i'm not overly sure about now...  39
Have stuck with a heavy Spanish contingent through out.
3 Spanish stars and 2 Spanish DS

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I've gone 6/9 Spanish  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Got your regular Spanish DS pick Gkam?  19
Just noticed neither one is in the Vuelta this year? (currently)  13

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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I don't have my regular's in, only 2/3 are riding the SS and I haven't picked one. That may change later, just checking on the health of one of my riders and then finishing my team  3

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Ok, so one of my riders HAD a Metacarpal Fracture, sustained on the 8th July  26

The medical advice

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What Is the Treatment of a Metacarpal Fracture?

Treatment of a metacarpal fracture can usually be accomplished with the use of a cast. A cast is usually worn for about 6 weeks, followed by gentle motion exercises.

Will a professional cyclist recover any quicker and be able to use his cockpit in just over 5 weeks?  39

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Hugh Lupus [29 posts] 4 years ago
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Im going for spanish speakers, but not spanish...well three of them at least,
Go HU&Q

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Oli Pendrey [101 posts] 4 years ago
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Heads up guys and gals, several changes to the start list this evening. Fettling maybe be required before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow morning.

Buena suerte!  1

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chrisdstripes [1728 posts] 4 years ago
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Yep - I had Moser and Marcato so they're out. Fully fettled now tho' - 3 Spaniards, 3 Italians, 2 Columbians and a Frenchman. Not managed to fit in anyone from Euskatel which I'm a bit unsure about...

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memories of meseeuw [32 posts] 4 years ago
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I can't seem to pick a team for San Sabastian.  2 Went to it from the stage drop down menu but still only get the Vuelta when I try to pick my team.

Anyone able to help please ?

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memories of meseeuw [32 posts] 4 years ago
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Scratch the above, sorry.
Managed to do it now.  1

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Sanchez and Sanchez?? Hmmmmmm Do I risk Sammi's broken hand......  102

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STEVESPRO 79 [544 posts] 4 years ago
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5 Spaniards,2 Columbians and 2 Aussies......Simple...he says in doubt...  15

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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Happy to name mine

Valverde
J-Rod
Uran
Rogers
Tiralongo
Izagirre
Albasini
Cardoso
Nocentini

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Rodriguez
Moreno
Valverde
LL Sanchez

Txurruka
Meersman
Izagirre
Garate
Quintana

This is one of those races where the big scorers will all be stars so it's difficult to put a decent team together, I could have probably picked 5 or 6 stars, stayed on budget and had a more rounded team.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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This is it....Don't get scared now  19

Simon Gerrans
Joaquin Rodriguez
Alejandro Valverde
Luis Leon Sanchez

Gorka Izagirre
Paolo Tiralongo
Thomas Peterson
Daniel Navarro
Michael Albasini

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