VUELTA Stage 2 Pamplona-Viana

by silas chime   August 19, 2012  

2 intermediate sprints worth 6,4,2 seconds each plus an uphill sprint finish worth 12,8,4 seconds also means anyone within 24 seconds(46 riders) could be in the Leaders red jersey tonight.....without time splits!!

I've made no transfers today as my team consisted of 5 climbers and 4 sprinters with yesterday's TTT considered only in the event of a 50/50 decision,with the 4 quickies coming out tomorrow in favour of J-Rod, plus 3 climbers in good GC/KOM/Points positions.....unless of course any of them are high up on GC themselves.

Froome
Gilbert
Bennati
Swift
Talansky
Quintana
Bouhanni
Florencio
Machado

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Mine hasn't changed and I have 5 sprinters with a few breakaway guys

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
19th August 2012 - 11:10

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mine is the same

Davis
Viviani
Swift
Breschel (my tip for today!)

Bouhanni
Florencio
Machado
Terpstra
Talansky

Anyone think terpstra or boom might try and go for the lead?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3786 posts]
19th August 2012 - 11:29

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Yeah, I reckon Boom has a good chance today.

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
19th August 2012 - 11:32

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I made a couple of changes after Tony Martin forgot his left from his right and Stef Clement fell off the face of the earth

Valverde(for Martin)
Swift
Boom
Kessiakoff
Quintana(for Clement)
Porte
Talansky
Tiralongo
Terpstra he's in the break Big Grin and perhaps going for the GC lead

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
19th August 2012 - 12:46

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Swift
Rojas
Breschel
Bennati

Talansky
Cataldo
Steegmans
Quintana
Bouhanni

Had a good day yesterday, kept the same team. 4 changes for tomorrow!

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
19th August 2012 - 14:09

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My only change was taking Boom in for Gasparotto as he's out with a smashed collar bone

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
19th August 2012 - 14:50

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First intermediate sprint
1. Mikhail IGNATYEV (104)
2. Javier CHACON (024)
3. Javier Francisco ARAMENDIA LORENTE (051)

First climb
1. Javier CHACON (024)
2. Javier Francisco ARAMENDIA LORENTE (051)
3. Mikhail IGNATYEV (104)

Thats your break and it has 3.45 at the moment

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
19th August 2012 - 14:51

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I brought in boom and castroviejo....he,s bound to be still top 5 at end of day, but I can only bring in two climbers tomorrow...probably a katusha and sky combo of stars....
I aim to pack my squad with four columbians soon...none in there yet though.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
19th August 2012 - 15:38

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Got 1,2,3 on stage Cool

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
19th August 2012 - 16:56

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Degenkolb
Davis
Swift
Viviani
Lodewyck
Reynes
Cimolai
Meersman
Cardoso
Bennati
Perez
Fernandez
Steegmans
Van Winden
JJ Lobato Del Calle
Bouhanni
Ligthart
Mondory
Stybar
Bagot

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
19th August 2012 - 16:58

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I got feck all on both my teams. But my 3rd team which I have saved and scoring myself for fun has 5 riders in the top 11 Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
19th August 2012 - 17:00

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Well I had swifty and davies, but dropped viviani for boom....so may regret it....unless boom does well uphill tomorrow.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
19th August 2012 - 17:03

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Most of the popular sprinters were up there. I imagine some people will have 1-2-3-4.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
19th August 2012 - 17:10

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Disappointed. 4, 9, 11. Terpstra in GC. Maybe things will improve.

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
19th August 2012 - 18:12

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1,3,6,12,16,19 so a lot better then yesterday...
Hoping for Rabobank to have a good couple of days now...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
19th August 2012 - 19:43

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1-4 plus Quintana in GC and the top four in the points comp, much better than yesterday. Now to decide how to use my four transfers.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
19th August 2012 - 20:25

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I foolishly made two xfers today so only two for tomorrow. Gone for two stars, a cheap AR and a GC contender...not cobo tho. Both fro. Southern europe but different countries....hmmm

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
19th August 2012 - 20:44

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I banked on losing some points today. But I scored a massive 0 Devil

My purist team did slightly better with 2 points

Cant wait for the mountains now as thats what both my teams are based upon. Climbs and uphill finishes Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
19th August 2012 - 22:24

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Did really well yesterday as I had top 4, jumped a massive 1087 places up the table! Now trying to decide which mountain goats to bring in for today, my gut says Valverde and Van den Broeck may have a go but I've learned this year that the best tactic is just to play it safe, so I'm not even going to go after that stage win.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
20th August 2012 - 9:15

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I had 2,3,4 yesterday, really disapointed in breschel, but other than that couldnt complain too much

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3786 posts]
20th August 2012 - 9:55

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I agree drh, today is not a day to chase a stage win - too early in the tour, too many guys could do well, difficult to predict. I've kept a transfer back for tomorrow so I can see what happens. So have 5 guys that could do well today/tomorrow, 2 sprinters keeping for Weds, and 2 guys I could drop after today if an obvious replacement arises.

I climbed 1393 places up the table yesterday! Although that says more about my stage 1 than my stage 2...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
20th August 2012 - 10:05

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