Stage 19 Vuelta

by TERatcliffe26   September 7, 2012  

Ive not got a clue how today is gonna play out

here is what i have gone for

Degenkolb
Mondory
Valverde
Rodriguez

De La Fuente
Marczynski
Cimolai
Meersman
Clarke

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Aitor Galdos grabbing my purist team some points Wink

My normal team is thus, with no changes from yesterday to keep transfers for tomorrow and to hell with Sunday Devil

John Degenkolb
Allan Davis
Daniele Bennati
Elia Viviani
Winner Andrew Anacona
Javier Moreno
Simon Clarke
Tomasz Marczynski
Rafal Majka

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 12:45

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Stage hunting attempt #3.

Valverde
Moreno
Bennati
Mondory
Ligthart
Nocentini
Meersman
Cardoso
Clarke

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
7th September 2012 - 12:49

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I'll be looking out for Meersman today, could be his kind of finish. Apart from that, I'm just keeping transfers in hand so I can bring in a couple of climbers tomorrow and still be able to stage-hunt on Sunday...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
7th September 2012 - 13:07

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I thought Meersman too and brought he and Bazayev in for DeLaFuente and Marczynski

Gilbert
Valverde
Degenkolb
Swift
Bazayev
Clarke
Talansky
Meersman
Stybar

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
7th September 2012 - 13:25

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Same as yesterday, planning on three in for tomorrow then back to sprinters for Sunday.

Degenkolb
Bennati
Rodriguez
Viviani
Steegmans
Lodewyck
Cardoso
Meersman
Talansky

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2012 - 14:21

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silas chime wrote:
I thought Meersman too and brought he and Bazayev in for DeLaFuente and Marczynski

Gilbert
Valverde
Degenkolb
Swift
Bazayev
Clarke
Talansky
Meersman
Stybar

See I think Marczynski suits this stage down to the ground! (see the stage he came 4th) I also think it suits Gilbert, Valverde, Mondory, Meersman, Clarke

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
7th September 2012 - 14:29

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Quick HEAVY downpour....I was looking for a farmer with a hose is was that quick

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 15:35

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What the ......... The GC guys pushing for the win on a sprinters stage Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:15

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Jrod and Valverde seem to want the bonifications Smile

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:19

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I was really hoping Breschel could stay away Sad

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:29

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Gilbert and Valverde... well at least I had 1-2 Smile

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:30

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1 41 GILBERT, Philippe BMC 4h 56' 25''
2 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV m.t. 1º
3 107 MORENO, Daniel KAT m.t. 1º
4 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT m.t. 1º
5 136 MEERSMAN, Gianni LTB + 3''
6 166 MOLLEMA, Bauke RAB + 3''
7 172 BAKELANTS, Jan RNT + 3''
7 187 SWIFT, Ben SKY + 3''
8 17 NOCENTINI, Rinaldo ALM + 3''
9 183 HENAO, Sergio Luis SKY + 3''
10 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB + 3''
11 79 VERDUGO, Gorka EUS + 3''
12 161 GESINK, Robert RAB + 3''
13 117 NIEMIEC, Przemyslaw LAM + 3''
14 94 KREDER, Michel GRS + 6''
15 71 ANTON, Igor EUS + 6''
16 15 MONDORY, Lloyd ALM + 6''
17 91 TALANSKY, Andrew GRS + 6''
18 168 TEN DAM, Laurens RAB + 6''
19 12 BOUET, Maxime ALM + 6''
20 54 CARDOSO, Andre Fernando

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:30

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1 41 GILBERT, Philippe BMC 4h 56' 25''
2 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV m.t. 1º
3 107 MORENO, Daniel KAT m.t. 1º
4 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT m.t. 1º
5 136 MEERSMAN, Gianni LTB + 3''
6 166 MOLLEMA, Bauke RAB + 3''
7 172 BAKELANTS, Jan RNT + 3''
7 187 SWIFT, Ben SKY + 3''
8 17 NOCENTINI, Rinaldo ALM + 3''
9 183 HENAO, Sergio Luis SKY + 3''
10 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB + 3''
11 79 VERDUGO, Gorka EUS + 3''
12 161 GESINK, Robert RAB + 3''
13 117 NIEMIEC, Przemyslaw LAM + 3''
14 94 KREDER, Michel GRS + 6''
15 71 ANTON, Igor EUS + 6''
16 15 MONDORY, Lloyd ALM + 6''
17 91 TALANSKY, Andrew GRS + 6''
18 168 TEN DAM, Laurens RAB + 6''
19 12 BOUET, Maxime ALM + 6''
20 54 CARDOSO, Andre Fernando CJR + 6''

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:30

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Tasty finish but nood good for me fantasy wsie

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:30

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2,4,5 and 20 Could have been worse I suppose. Would have been a lot better if Degenkolb and Breschel had stayed away for that last km

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:32

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I'm fecked on this stage, If i'd have known the final 3km I would have made my changes for tomorrow this morning Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:32

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2,4,5 and 16, i think degenkolb could have done something had he not attacked nevermind

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:34

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GC :-

1 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 77h 21' 49''
2 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV + 1' 35''
3 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT + 2' 21''
4 181 FROOME, Christopher SKY + 9' 48''
5 107 MORENO, Daniel KAT + 11' 29''
6 161 GESINK, Robert RAB + 12' 00''
7 168 TEN DAM, Laurens RAB + 12' 58''
8 91 TALANSKY, Andrew GRS + 13' 09''
9 71 ANTON, Igor EUS + 13' 52''
10 79 VERDUGO, Gorka EUS + 15' 54''

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:34

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Pts :-
1 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT 186
2 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 183
3 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 158
4 191 DEGENKOLB, John ARG 124
5 181 FROOME, Christopher SKY 93

Hills :-
1 152 CLARKE, Simon OGE 38
2 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT 36
3 211 DE GENDT, Thomas VCD 33
4 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 31
5 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 28

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:35

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The GC will change because Valverde is closer than that with time bonuses Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:36

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Did anyone else see swifty run over somthing pink in last few yards just as he was about to pull out from behind pg? It slowed him right down as he looked backwards. May he got a flat.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:39

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I guess everybody just pencilled in one name for their World Champs team? Wink

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:42

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Gkam84 wrote:
The GC will change because Valverde is closer than that with time bonuses Wink

I'm not sure - he was at 1'52" yesterday. Today - 1st at the intermediate, second on the stage and 3" ahead of Contador - not sure what that all adds up to. 17 seconds?

EDIT - checked the rules 6" + 8" + 3" == 17"

posted by simon F [994 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:43

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Did anyone else see swifty run over somthing pink in last few yards just as he was about to pull out from behind pg? It slowed him right down as he looked backwards. May he got a flat.

Nope. I saw Gilbert run over it and then scoot past Swift, It was just one of those stupid plastic inflatable clapper things Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 16:45

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2,4,5,12,17 for me. That'll do me. Now for tomorrow.

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posted by giff77 [1060 posts]
7th September 2012 - 17:02

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Wig_Billy wrote:
I guess everybody just pencilled in one name for their World Champs team? Wink

Yup, but then again, I always though Cheng Ji would be there or there abouts Devil Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 17:37

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Oh holy Jebus, I just checked my scores from today, didn't even reach double figures....A whole 8 points. My purist team got 88 Devil

I think Dr Heaton better watch himself. With the two below him having two of the break guys who will be sweeping up the mountains points tomorrow Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8993 posts]
7th September 2012 - 17:47

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Argh!

Lost another 6 points out of my lead in the purist comp, down to 16 and getting VERY nervous about tomorrow and the possibility of Simon Clarke absolutely destroying me Crying

If you've never tried the purist game, try it next year, its great fun and incredibly tense, I have no idea what's going to happen and I can't make any changes which is absolutely killing me.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2012 - 17:48

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Gkam84 wrote:
Oh holy Jebus, I just checked my scores from today, didn't even reach double figures....A whole 8 points. My purist team got 88 Devil

I think Dr Heaton better watch himself. With the two below him having two of the break guys who will be sweeping up the mountains points tomorrow Wink

Still does not beat -15 Devil

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
7th September 2012 - 18:30

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Gkam84 wrote:
Oh holy Jebus, I just checked my scores from today, didn't even reach double figures....A whole 8 points. My purist team got 88 Devil

I think Dr Heaton better watch himself. With the two below him having two of the break guys who will be sweeping up the mountains points tomorrow Wink

Tell me about it!

I really needed Meersman and Viviani to score well on the flat yesterday but they let me down big time. Really need solid results from Marczynski and Talansky tomorrow otherwise I'm screwed and if Clarke goes and bags a load of mountain points I might as well kiss 1st place goodbye Crying

After 19 stages I can't believe its so close and its come down to this.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2012 - 20:44

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