Vuelta Stage 5

by TERatcliffe26   August 22, 2012  

I think after a poor start my team is starting to look in decent shape, with mollema going along nicely

for today i should do alright i guess, here goes

Degenkolb
Davis
Froome
Mollema

Anacona
Bouhanni
Quintana
Talansky
Cimolai

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Pretty terrible 26 points yesterday so used all 4 transfers trying to play catch-up

In:Degenkolb,Swift,Bouhanni,Lodewyck(heard Gilbert bigging him up yesterday)

Out:Tiralongo,Porte,Henao,Kessiakoff

Valverde
J-Rod
Degenkolb
Swift
Bouhanni
Lodewyck
Terpstra
Quintana
Talansky

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 11:18

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Similar to you TER, 4 sprinters for today and a few guys who could do something tomorrow. One transfer in hand, could've brought in Davis or someone but decided to save it for later...

Mollema
Boom
Degenkolb
Swift
Bouhanni
Lodewyck
Stybar
Machado
Meersman

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 11:36

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6 sprinters for me today;

Viviani
Swift
Davis
Bouhanni
Cardoso
Kreder
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J-Rod
Talansky
Quintana

I've taken a bit of a risk by ignoring Degenkolb, but I'm not going to make up any ground if I only pick the popular riders.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 12:06

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Solo break has Chacon(Andalucia) up by four minutes or so Yawn

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 12:17

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Chacon is a nutter, He's out on his own and has 11 minutes now Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9029 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 12:34

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Taken in a couple of sprinters, but working on getting rid of my balanced team and going towards expensive stars

Nicolas Roche
Elia Viviani (for Kessiakoff)
Joaquin Rodriguez (for Capecchi)
Daniel Moreno
Bart de Clercq
Nacer Bouhanni (for Vansummeren)
Paolo Tiralongo
Gorka Verdugo
Rinaldo Nocentini

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posted by Gkam84 [9029 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 12:44

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Top 20 Stage

Degenkolb
Bennati
Meersman
Bouhanni
Viviani
Raymond Kreder
Davis
Mondory
Duque
Ligthart
Cardoso
Van Winden
Fernandez
Vigano
Lodewyck
JJ Rojas
Stybar
Cimolai
Bakelants
Perez

Top 10 GC

J-Rod
Froome
Contador
Mollema
Gesink
Uran
Moreno
Roche
Valverde
Ten Dam

Top 5 Points

Degenkolb
Davis
Clarke
Viviani
Bennati

Top 5 KoM

Clarke
Ligthart
Valverde
Mate
Martin

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posted by Gkam84 [9029 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 16:17

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Looks like there might have been 3 retirements today, but they aren't listed yet Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [9029 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 16:19

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Ben Swift Angry he was never in contention for the win but he could've hung in there for a top 10, instead he gave up. And as I feared, not brining in Degenkolb was a stupid decision. Bleurgh.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 16:21

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He sat up, the first list had him at 18th, but now 21st Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9029 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 16:29

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Swift - what a loser! Never picking him again. (He'll win the next one now). Should have gone Viviani. Had Chacon but he only got 12 points. We should have combativity!! Team pretty well set up for tomorrow, but if there are crashes, who knows?

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 19:16

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Seems a bit harsh!hope your comment was tongue in cheek.
Ever contested a Grand tour sprint?
swift was on his own.
He is young and will have to learn how to use the other teams like McEwan did. If Sky understandably continue to follow the GC path.

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posted by crazy cats [26 posts]
22nd August 2012 - 21:51

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