USA pro cycling challenge

by TERatcliffe26   August 15, 2012  

Seems a rather nice route......however a complete lack of stars compared to DS's in the race! I count just 13 stars from the 16 teams, with 10 teams not having a single star....it could be quite fun

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Interesting start - a 22-man break formed, and have 3:30 with 55 miles to go. Nibali and Danielson were in the break, and have just gone away on their own...
Boily, Chicchi, Carlsen, Avis and Zach Bell have already abandoned the race. Looks like the whole race is live on the "Radioshack Tour Tracker" via the tour website.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1584 posts]
20th August 2012 - 19:45

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large breakaway with some big names.Hincappie, Voigt, Duggan,Danielson and so on 20 or so!
4 riders have pulled out-chicchi, Bell, Carlsen and Avis!

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1764 posts]
20th August 2012 - 19:46

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livestrongnick wrote:
large breakaway with some big names.Hincappie, Voigt, Duggan,Danielson and so on 20 or so!
4 riders have pulled out-chicchi, Bell, Carson and Avis!

What he said!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1584 posts]
20th August 2012 - 19:47

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Now that we are underway, I can show my Purist team roster:

van Garderen
Leipheimer
Danielson
Horner
Rodriguez
Phinney
Vande Velde
Duggan
Louder

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
20th August 2012 - 20:10

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At least Nibali is doing something

Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
Vicenzo Nibali (LIQ)
Levi Leipheimer (OPQ)
Chris Horner (RSN)
Robert Kiserlovski (AST)
Martin Velits (OPQ)
David Zabriskie (GRM)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Paolo Longho (LIQ)

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 20:23

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I've gone
TJ
Levi
Brako
Farrar

Tschopp
Drombowski
Duggan
Chicchi(now climbed off Crying )
Rodriguez

Not holding much hope this race, might actually leave it for my 1st purist! Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1764 posts]
20th August 2012 - 20:32

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For anyone waiting for it to come on Eurosport

Its live here

http://radioshacktourtracker.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/

Working in the UK and not just for America this year Wink

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20th August 2012 - 20:34

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Gkam84 wrote:
For anyone waiting for it to come on Eurosport

Its live here

http://radioshacktourtracker.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/

Working in the UK and not just for America this year Wink

What a fantastic tracker, all the info you could possibly want. Nerd Forget Eurosport, I'll stick with this. Smile

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posted by SounDaz_7 [48 posts]
20th August 2012 - 21:01

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
ok so ive decided getting rid of farrar is a good plan...although if he wins now i will not be happy

He's in the main group with 10k to go...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1584 posts]
20th August 2012 - 21:43

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I didn't think Farrar was there Thinking

That tracker is great, so was the commentary team until they switched off the American's Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 21:51

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Oh ok, he was there Surprise

Farrar wins Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 21:53

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Rubbish for me, 5th and 17th with no-one in the break! Interesting stage tho...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1584 posts]
20th August 2012 - 21:58

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I don't know any of the break scoring, but I have 9th, 17th and 18th +5 and maybe some break points from Nibali and Zabriskie Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:01

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Angry Angry at least sutherland should be there in stages when Farrar is not but everyone should have put him in after what i said earlier

Oh at least i called Bazzana being up there, so still ended up with 2,4,5, might have to axe fuglsang/velits though

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3865 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:02

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Phinney, Evans and Basso have only just come in! so Phinney for the axe till sunday then

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3865 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:05

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Evans and Phinney 13 minutes back Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:07

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Zabriske just came in now, so must be about 17 minutes back

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3865 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:08

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Nah Zabriskie was just over 15 minutes down. No bloody wonder. I don't expect him to be racing tomorrow.

Anyone still watching on the tracker? All the guys getting their jersey's

It just showed Zabriskie emptying his guts all over the road Sick

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:18

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Stetina gets the most active

Farrar leads everything apart from the KoM Danielson has that and someone from the Livestrong team has the young riders Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:24

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Yup i was watching, very decent coverage Sick

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3865 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:24

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Farrar
Bazzana
Caruso
Rodriguez
Sutherland
Mannion
Reijnen
Candelario
Horner
Castiblanco
Schar
Frank
Colorado
Friedman
Infantino
Anthony
Tejay V G
Leipheimer
Vande Velde
Voigt

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:28

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I think I'll be watching on the tracker from now on. Good coverage, even though I'm not a fan of the commentary team.

Click on any of the menu options like standings or teams and you can still listen to the race live. VERY good website. Why cant other races sort thing out?

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:32

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Great coverage. Awesome app! Nerd
1,4,17,18 plus Gc and sprint looking at 89 depending on breakaway points!? Nerd

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1764 posts]
20th August 2012 - 22:37

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Yeah, brilliant Tracker app. Glad to see it working here and for free.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
20th August 2012 - 23:48

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Had Danielson, Nibali and Beltran in the break. Horner was my highest finisher. But my team is built for tomorrow, saving transfers for the day after and later on.

How Farrar can get over mountains in a US race when he can't get over a bridge in Europe is beyond me!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
21st August 2012 - 0:15

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I think Farrar was waiting a couple of km's out and joined the race there Wink

The commentators couldn't see him in the pack until the last corner, the didn't think he was their, the tracker didn't think he was there......then BOOM Surprise

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posted by Gkam84 [8806 posts]
21st August 2012 - 1:56

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112 points, I think! Really good day thanks to Danielson and Stetina in the break plus Caruso and Horner, as well as some lower scorers in Infantino, Leipheimer and TJVG. Really like my team for tomorrow even better.

Also +1 on the tour tracker. I've always loved it. Glad it's available to the Euros here as well. It's only fair, since we generally only get to watch cycling via eurosport online.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
21st August 2012 - 2:26

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104 for me I think Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3865 posts]
21st August 2012 - 8:53

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67 for me but i'm playing for the purist long game. not that it'll work

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
21st August 2012 - 9:34

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Looks like some of the folks who fared well in the TdF, Olympics, etc. are finding the high altitude to be an issue. Noted, for next year. Nerd

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
21st August 2012 - 14:01

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