USPCC Stage 4: Aspen to Beaver Creek

by frankiejay   August 23, 2012  

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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Very similar to me Big Grin

Danielson
Horner
Levi
Tejay

Drombowski
Rovny
Caruso
Infantino
Rodriguez

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

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 19:08

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I bowed to the little voices in my head as they know better and made some changes Devil

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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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 19:12

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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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posted by giff77 [1048 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 19:51

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similar team for me

Danielson
van Garderen
Leipheimer
Fuglsang

Vande velde
Rovny
Dombrowski
Caruso
Bazzana

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 20:35

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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 Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 21:04

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posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 22:01

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I wish I'd forgotten to do my transfers today... I got rid of Voigt. Sick

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 22:09

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He got every climb and sprint today plus the win. Big scores if you have him, Giff77 Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 22:23

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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 Sad

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 22:43

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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.

posted by iammarcmason [47 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 22:52

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So, i have jens, TVG, leipheimer and dombrowski

MWUHAHAHAHAHAHA

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7320 posts]
23rd August 2012 - 22:52

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Think I can better that Dave, had Jens, TJ, Levi, Rovny, CVV, Janez, Caruso and danielson in the top 16

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
24th August 2012 - 8:26

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happy with my 175 though Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7320 posts]
24th August 2012 - 10:41

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Best stage yet 203 points-every one on my team scoring! Big Grin

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posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
24th August 2012 - 11:16

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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 Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
24th August 2012 - 11:32

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Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins! Plain Face Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
24th August 2012 - 11:35

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins! Plain Face Thinking

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!!)

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
24th August 2012 - 13:06

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silas chime wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins! Plain Face Thinking

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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
24th August 2012 - 13:34

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
silas chime wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Actually i cant do that as i already have to garmins! Plain Face Thinking

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...

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
24th August 2012 - 13:38

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We have just 1 rider different Wig, you have Rincon and I have Bazzana

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
24th August 2012 - 13:54

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Yeah, I wish I didn't have Rincon though. I brought him in for Voigt yesterday. Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
24th August 2012 - 14:02

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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 Smile
... or lose miserably.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
24th August 2012 - 14:38

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