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Potentially a bit of a fun stage. Once back up Independence Pass to tire everyone out, then a lot of downhill before a couple of little climbs in the 2nd half and the final ramp up to Beaver Creek (4km at 7% avg).

Will Garmin have a big presence in the break with CVDV in yellow? Answer: probably yes, because they don't really seem to give a crap about saving legs in this event and they're just going to try to do everything.

Will Leipheimer or Horner do something on the final climb?
Answer: Probably not. They'll wait for stage 6, and also not take enough time to scare TJVG for the TT.

Would this race be more exciting WITHOUT a final day TT?
Answer: Absolutely. And yes, I know that's strange.

Anyway, since I'm in 2nd overall (insert blind squirrel joke here), I better take this a little seriously today. Here's the team:

Danielson
van Garderen
Leipheimer
Horner

Vande velde
Rovny (for Tschopp)
Dombrowski
Caruso
Euser

Who you got?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Very similar to me  4

Danielson
Horner
Levi
Tejay

Drombowski
Rovny
Caruso
Infantino
Rodriguez

if today goes well may save transfers and bring in odd TT ds!  26

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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I bowed to the little voices in my head as they know better and made some changes  19

Tejay van Garderen
Vicenzo Nibali
Levi Leipheimer
Thomas Danielson (For Horner)
Christian Vande Velde
Ivan Rovny (For Martin Velits)
Chris Baldwin (For Zabriskie)
Fabio Aru
Joseph Dombrowski (For Longho)

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giff77 [1191 posts] 3 years ago
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Right, no changes for me due to the fact that I keep forgetting that I need to be doing t/f's due to stuffing my face and watching veulta highlights. Two nights running now. Hopefully this inattentiveness will gain me some points as doing t/f's defo don't!! Here's hoping
Vicenzo Nibali (LIQ)
Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
Levi Leipheimer (OPQ)
Janez Brajkovic (AST)
Taylor Phinney (BMC)
Jens Voigt (RSN)
Freddie Rodriguez
Peter Stetina (GRM)
Chris Jones (UHC)

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 3 years ago
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similar team for me

Danielson
van Garderen
Leipheimer
Fuglsang

Vande velde
Rovny
Dombrowski
Caruso
Bazzana

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Haha, LOVE IT, just on the inside of Voigt's chain stays it says "Shut up legs"

Also, he's a fecking nutter, out there on his own in the break  19

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frankiejay [150 posts] 3 years ago
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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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I wish I'd forgotten to do my transfers today... I got rid of Voigt.  31

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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He got every climb and sprint today plus the win. Big scores if you have him, Giff77  3

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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So Voigt wins, someone else from RSNT took second then TVG about 3 places ahead of CVV, god only knows who's going to be in what jersey.

This has been the worst EVER race i've seen in terms of television pictures. Even worse than last year, you would have though lessons would have been learnt  2

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iammarcmason [47 posts] 3 years ago
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Vicenzo Nibali
Levi Leipheimer
Tejay van Garderen
Thomas Danielson
Jeff Louder
Jens Voigt
Christian Vande Velde
Matt Cooke
Eduard Beltran

don't think I'll have done too bad today.

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dave atkinson [6139 posts] 3 years ago
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So, i have jens, TVG, leipheimer and dombrowski

MWUHAHAHAHAHAHA

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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Think I can better that Dave, had Jens, TJ, Levi, Rovny, CVV, Janez, Caruso and danielson in the top 16

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dave atkinson [6139 posts] 3 years ago
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happy with my 175 though  1

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Mikeh789 [131 posts] 3 years ago
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Best stage yet 203 points-every one on my team scoring!  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 3 years ago
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Me also happy with my 178 or whatever it was, no changes for me tonight i dont think, unless maybe farrar in for fuglsang  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 3 years ago
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Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins!  22 39

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins!  22 39

That will probably be the key to stage 5.....anyone willing to sacrifice a sure scoring Garmin for Farrar?

Tyler has a pretty decent TT in him you know(hard to crash into anyone with 2 minute road gaps anyway!!)

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 3 years ago
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silas chime wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins!  22 39

That will probably be the key to stage 5.....anyone willing to sacrifice a sure scoring Garmin for Farrar?

Tyler has a pretty decent TT in him you know(hard to crash into anyone with 2 minute road gaps anyway!!)

Ive took the risk, Farrar for Danielson and Brajkovic for Fuglsang

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
silas chime wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins!  22 39

That will probably be the key to stage 5.....anyone willing to sacrifice a sure scoring Garmin for Farrar?

Tyler has a pretty decent TT in him you know(hard to crash into anyone with 2 minute road gaps anyway!!)

Ive took the risk, Farrar for Danielson and Brajkovic for Fuglsang

Lol, I just made those exact same transfers. Great minds...

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 3 years ago
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We have just 1 rider different Wig, you have Rincon and I have Bazzana

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I wish I didn't have Rincon though. I brought him in for Voigt yesterday.  20

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frankiejay [150 posts] 3 years ago
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Traveling today so will miss the stage. Still in 2nd with 184 yesterday!

Made the following transfers for today:

Farrar (for Horner)
Castiblanco (for Vande velde)
Bazzana (for Euser)

Figured it was time to take a chance and win this thing  1
... or lose miserably.