VUELTA Stage 9 Andorra-Barcelona

by silas chime   August 26, 2012  

Sprinters today or will the Cat3 Montjuic make it messy?

I'm thinking tough fast guys rather than the out and out flyers

Boom(for J-Rod)
Davis(for Froome)
Valverde
Degenkolb
Meersman(for Quintana)
Marczynski
DeLafuente
Cesar
Florencio

Quite risky to take out nailed on GC/Points/Mountains guys but I think Boom may have been waiting for this sort of stage and can also TT well(stage 11) and I've had Meersman in mind for a tough uphill drag finish for a while.

It was a toss up between Davis and Rojas and I plumped for Davis as he'll have more freedom and has decent form.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see Valverde attempt to nick a few seconds either in real time or bonuses over his GC rivals as he sprints better than Froome,Contador or J-Rod especially with a rest-day after this.

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John Degenkolb (for Roche)
Allan Davis (for Froome)
Joaquin Rodriguez
Daniel Moreno
Javier Moreno
Nacer Bouhanni
Mikel Landa
Rami Pauriol (for Verdugo)
Rinaldo Nocentini

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
26th August 2012 - 12:40

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Allan Davis(for Jrod)
John Degenkolb (for Froome)
Ben Swift (for contador)
Elia Viviani

Nacer Bouhanni
Niki Terpstra
Xavier Florencio
Mikel Astarloza
Andrew Talansky

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
26th August 2012 - 13:09

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I think I've got most of the bases covered today.

Degenkolb (for Froome)
Bennati (for Capecchi)
J-Rod
Valverde
Cardoso
Talansky
Kreder
Meersman (for Quintana)
Bouhanni

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
26th August 2012 - 13:31

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John Degenkolb's Argos Shimano manager said this morning that, "Today's stage is a 50-50 for the climbers and sprinters." Saying that, he continued to say that they would take contol of the race from the start and get Degenkolb in position for win number 4. No pressure John!

posted by silas chime [207 posts]
26th August 2012 - 13:46

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So glad I kept J-Rod, came 2nd to Gilbert Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:24

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Gilbert
J-Rod
Tiralongo
Marczynski
Bennati
Valverde
Bouhanni
Verdugo
Meersman
Anton
Nocentini
Mollema
Losada
Mondory
Dan Moreno
Ruijgh
Capecchi
Cardoso
Boom
JJ Rojas

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:29

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My fail was Rami Pauriol (for Verdugo)

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:30

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Wig_Billy wrote:
I think I've got most of the bases covered today.

Degenkolb (for Froome)
Bennati (for Capecchi)
J-Rod
Valverde
Cardoso
Talansky
Kreder
Meersman (for Quintana)
Bouhanni

Are we doing the similar team/transfers for both tours now? Wink

Same as you except I have Marczynski rather than cardoso and anacona rather than kreder

seems we have got one over most by bringing in Bennati Smile

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:33

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2,4,5,6,7 and 9th should see me do quite well again today

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:34

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You could be close to the stage win TER. I really need to bring in Marczynski.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:40

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Only had bouhanni :'(
Knew i should've kept JRod Sad

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:44

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Wig_Billy wrote:
You could be close to the stage win TER. I really need to bring in Marczynski.

Could be but doubt it, depends whether anyone was brave/stupid enough to bring in gilbert or tiralongo. On previous form so far you would have to have been a nutter to, or be a genius!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th August 2012 - 16:56

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2, 5, 7, 9 that'll be alright I think....

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posted by giff77 [1038 posts]
26th August 2012 - 17:14

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mmm I have
JRod
Bennatti
nocentini
Marzjinski
Bouhanni

No idea what points. 2/4/5/7/11 but took out all the jersey contenders except Jrod to get this.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
26th August 2012 - 17:43

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Oops, I thought the itt was on tuesday and I have packed my squad with three itt specialists...oops, very few pts for me on tues then. Crying Crying Crying Crying

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
26th August 2012 - 19:12

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wow. I can't believe I picked Gilbert today and he actually won.

1,2,4,7,9 ... !!

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
26th August 2012 - 20:44

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frankiejay wrote:
wow. I can't believe I picked Gilbert today and he actually won.

1,2,4,7,9 ... !!

Damn you! Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th August 2012 - 21:49

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I came 2nd Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th August 2012 - 21:52

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Meersman for Quintana(success)
Davis for Froome(fail....lost Froomes' GC/Comp pts)
J-Rod for Boom(epic fail....that's what you get for thinking too far ahead,plus J-Rod done what I expected Valverde to do)

Marczynski rescued a disaster into mediocrity Sad

posted by silas chime [207 posts]
27th August 2012 - 8:27

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