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Wll I really wasnt sure what to do today so ive actually gone risky

Davis
Mollema (in for Swift)
Henao (in for viviani)
JVDB (in for Breschel)

Bouhanni
Quintana (in for florencio)
Talansky
Terpstra
Machado

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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I wanted to play safe but couldn't really work out what "playing safe" would be.  39
So went with these, and kept a transfer back for tomorrow. Not a great team for today's stage (3-4 definite non-scorers unless they miraculously hit the break), but keeps me flexible for the next few days...

Boom
Swift
Valverde (in for Fernandez)
Mollema (in for Degenkolb)
Machado
Meersman (in for Reynes)
Stybar
Sulzberger
Bouhanni

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I should start to make some inroads after a Gasparotto-ish start with 2 stages of terrain much more suited to:

J-Rod(for Swift)
Henao(for Boom)
Valverde
Kessiakoff
Quintana
Porte
Talansky
Terpstra
Tiralongo

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Laurens ten Dam
Fredrik Kessiakoff (for Boom)
Thomas de Gendt
Daniel Moreno
Bart de Clercq
Johan Vansummeren
Paolo Tiralongo
Gorka Verdugo (for Weening)
Rinaldo Nocentini

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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I've brought in the big guns;

Contador
J-Rod
Froome
Viviani
Quintana
Cardoso
Florencio
R.Kreder
Bouhanni

Suprised I'm the only person with Contador so far...  39

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Used all 4 transfers to get a team of climbers

Out:Swift,Gilbert(watch him breakaway and win now),Bouhanni,Bennati

In:Contador,DeGendt,Uran,DeLaFuente(CajaRural look like they're going to put someone in the break every day)

They join

Froome,Talansky,Quintana,Florencio and Machado.

Fingers crossed for a contribution from everybody today!!

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Although my finger hovered over the confirm button more than once when considering Jeannesson  39

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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silas chime wrote:

Used all 4 transfers to get a team of climbers

Out:Swift,Gilbert(watch him breakaway and win now),Bouhanni,Bennati

In:Contador,DeGendt,Uran,DeLaFuente(CajaRural look like they're going to put someone in the break every day)

They join

Froome,Talansky,Quintana,Florencio and Machado.

Fingers crossed for a contribution from everybody today!!

Gilbert picking up points in the break.....just my luck  14

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Contador
Froome
Rodriguez
Henao

(in for Swift, Viviani, Davis and Degenkolb)

Bouhanni
Quintana
De Weert
Santambrogio
Rasilla

Went safe by picking the GC guys who should top 20 today and tomorrow then I'll bring the sprinters back in. My risky picks would probably have been Valverde, Mollema, van den Broeck and Anton, maybe Meersman too.

Was tempted to leave in Viviani and save a transfer but plumped for Henao instead hoping he has the chance to go for it or at least keeps up.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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The breakaway
Christophe RIBLON (018)
Sergio CARRASCO GARCIA (022)
Andrey ZEITS (039)
Philippe GILBERT (041)
Nico SIJMENS (069)
Dominique ROLLIN (088)
Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU (176)
Pim LIGTHART (214)

First climb

Alto La Aldea
1. Pim LIGTHART (214)
2. Philippe GILBERT (041)
3. Andrey ZEITS (039)

Second Climb

Puerto de Vitoria
1. Pim LIGTHART (214)
2. Philippe GILBERT (041)
3. Andrey ZEITS (039)

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Gone safe-ish
Froome
Swift
J-Rod
Degenkolb

Terpstra
Castroviejo
Talansky
Astraloza
Florencio

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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13km to go - gap under 30 secs. Looking forward to the next half-hour...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Go on Froome dog! show the drugmule how it's done!  4

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I nipped out to the shop and its all exploded.

At least my purist team is looking good  4

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Awesome! Say what you like about Contador but climbs are more exciting when he's in there. Photo between J-Rod and Valverde - Valverde takes red jersey either way. Froome 3rd, Contador 4th.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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defy makes for good racing! makes it easy to pick riders if that's the way these stages are gonna go!  19

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Bah, I thought Valverde might win today but figured he wouldn't score tomorrow, at least I have Froome, Contador and Rodriguez so should do ok today.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Valverde
J-Rod
Froome
Contador
Moreno
Mollema
Capecchi
Intxauati
Talansky
Gesink
Roche
Anton
Anacona
Uran
Marczynsku
Ten Dam
Niemiec
Verdugo
Henao
Kessiakoff

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 10 GC

Valverde
Intxausti
J-Rod
Froome
Contado
Mollema
Gesink
Uran
Moreno
Anton

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Bah, I thought Valverde might win today but figured he wouldn't score tomorrow, at least I have Froome, Contador and Rodriguez so should do ok today.

You might regret not having him today

Winner, 1st in GC, 2nd in points and also got the Combat number  3

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
drheaton wrote:

Bah, I thought Valverde might win today but figured he wouldn't score tomorrow, at least I have Froome, Contador and Rodriguez so should do ok today.

You might regret not having him today

Winner, 1st in GC, 2nd in points and also got the Combat number  3

Yep, and second in KOM!

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Wonder what happened to Machado? A lot of us had him in, but the top 140 or so are now confirmed, and he ain't among them...  39

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Oh yeah, got a bit confused

Winner, 1st in GC and Points, 2nd in KoM

But just looking, Combat doesn't score?  39

So around 60 points

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Oh yeah - combativity doesn't score. I hadn't noticed that either, never mind. I had Valverde but not a lot else (Mollema, Anton). However, there were a number of interesting losses...
De Gendt - lost 2:07
Quintana lost 2:57
Van Den Broek lost 3:23

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I have De Gendt is both my teams, So expect him to be in a break now  3

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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well i took a risk and it failed....nevrmind!

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TheBigMong [212 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I'm concerned about Machado too... 149 riders listed on the Vuelta site, and he ain't among 'em. The Withdrawals list only has Gasparotto.

I wonder if he got lost along the way today?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
drheaton wrote:

Bah, I thought Valverde might win today but figured he wouldn't score tomorrow, at least I have Froome, Contador and Rodriguez so should do ok today.

You might regret not having him today

Winner, 1st in GC, 2nd in points and also got the Combat number  3

You may be right but I'm playing the long game so I picked riders for both today and tomorrow. If I picked Valverde I wouldn't have been able to afford all three of Contador, Froome and Rodriguez and the points lost on one of those today and tomorrow vs the potential points gain from Valverde (and maybe Anton over Henao) was worth it in my opinion. I still think Valverde may struggle tomorrow and I'll come out on top, maybe  39
And Valverde was always going to be a risk and I've learned this year that generally, risks don't pay off.

Anyway, that's the fun of this game, until we've run all the stages everything can still change.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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Had Contador, Froome, j rod and inxtausti so think I did okay...

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TheBigMong [212 posts] 3 years ago
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OK, they found Machado (and 50 other riders.) He finished in 66th today, 3:22 down.

http://www.lavuelta.com/12/en/resultados/index.html?e=3

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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2-3-4 for the second stage in a row...  39

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