Vuelta Stage 20

by TERatcliffe26   September 8, 2012  

Well ive messed this up already, i hoped De Gendt would go in the break, maybe he will just go for the win. And I only have two transfers for tomorrow Plain Face

My team

Contador
J-Rod
De Gendt
Valverde

Cimolai
Meersman
Marczynski
Clarke
De La Fuente

So Ive got two in the break and have gone 1-2 over the to of the first Cat 1

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Contador
Valverde
Rodriguez
Viviani

Clarke
De La Fuente
Talansky
Meersman
Quintana

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
8th September 2012 - 12:48

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I've got J-Rod, Valverde and De La Fuente plus sprinters - going for a high stage finish tomorrow...

My purist team has 3 in the break though, Machado seems to have tried to get in the break on every mountain stage so good to see he's finally made it - shame he didn't do it when he was still in my other team...

Montaguti could be the one to watch - he did this in the last stage of the Tour de Suisse...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
8th September 2012 - 13:02

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Anyone who hasn't got Clarke will be in big trouble....and rightly so!!

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
8th September 2012 - 13:11

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I also had De Gendt nailed on for the break......

Alberto Contador
Joaquin Rodriguez
Alejandro Valverde
Thomas de Gendt
Winner Andrew Anacona
Javier Moreno
Simon Clarke
Tomasz Marczynski
Rafal Majka

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
8th September 2012 - 13:37

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Same here, went for De Gendt, maybe he'll attack later when the gap comes down. Got Clarke but took out De La Fuente a couple of stages ago.
Apert from that most teams are pretty similar. There's no chance of a big jump up the table like I did in the TdF as I've got the same other 3 stars as everyone else. With no stage prize to go for it's not worth risking going out of the overall top 20, which is my only target now.
Looking forward to watching the stage though.
Had a lovely ride in Suffolk yesterday; glorious day for a ride and I had a day off work. About 80 miles in perfect sunshine. I was going to do more but didn't take any extra suntan cream so I didn't want to risk sunburn. Not normally a problem this summer.
Now I've got red wine (Spanish of course) and beef sandwiches to enjoy. Might go on the exercise bike in front of the TV when they get to the big climb, on the other hand I might be too pissed by then to bother Wink Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
8th September 2012 - 14:11

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I will have a solid score with Clarke and Da la Fuente, but had i gone Capecchi instead of De Gendt it would have been a good score

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
8th September 2012 - 16:03

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The invisible man 'Lars Boom' last man in!

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
8th September 2012 - 16:37

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Where is Simon F?? Devil

1 106 MENCHOV, Denis KAT 4h 48' 48''
2 185 PORTE, Richie SKY + 17''
3 143 DE WEERT, Kevin OPQ + 42''
4 31 KESSIAKOFF, Fredrik AST + 1' 16''
5 76 SICARD, Romain EUS + 1' 39''
6 121 CAPECCHI, Eros LIQ + 2' 30''
7 12 BOUET, Maxime ALM + 2' 39''
8 197 GESCHKE, Simon ARG + 3' 14''
9 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT + 3' 31''
10 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV + 3' 56''
11 177 MACHADO, Tiago RNT + 4' 08''
12 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB + 4' 15''
13 107 MORENO, Daniel KAT + 4' 15''
14 71 ANTON, Igor EUS + 4' 24''
15 91 TALANSKY, Andrew GRS + 4' 34''
16 56 DE LA FUENTE, David CJR + 4' 37''
17 98 PETERSON, Thomas GRS + 4' 38''
18 161 GESINK, Robert RAB + 4' 38''
19 181 FROOME, Christopher SKY + 4' 43''
20 79 VERDUGO, Gorka EUS + 4' 43''

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
8th September 2012 - 17:06

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GC

1 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 82h 14' 52''
2 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV + 1' 16''
3 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT + 1' 37''
4 181 FROOME, Christopher SKY + 10' 16''
5 107 MORENO, Daniel KAT + 11' 29''
6 161 GESINK, Robert RAB + 12' 23''
7 91 TALANSKY, Andrew GRS + 13' 28''
8 168 TEN DAM, Laurens RAB + 13' 41''
9 71 ANTON, Igor EUS + 14' 01''
10 4 INTXAUSTI, Beñat MOV + 16' 13''

Points

1 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT 193
2 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 189
3 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 161
4 191 DEGENKOLB, John ARG 124
5 181 FROOME, Christopher SKY 93

KoM

1 152 CLARKE, Simon OGE 63
2 56 DE LA FUENTE, David CJR 40
3 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT 36
4 211 DE GENDT, Thomas VCD 33
5 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 31

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
8th September 2012 - 17:08

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livestrongnick wrote:
The invisible man 'Lars Boom' last man in!

Nope, Raymond Kreder nearly 10 minutes later Wink

Boom was him in 124th Kreder was 175th Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
8th September 2012 - 19:35

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2nd overall on this stage!! Gutted Plain Face

The difference between me and lance Armstrong is that I still have a chance of winning the Tour de France Smile

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posted by Doaky [57 posts]
8th September 2012 - 22:10

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Gkam84 wrote:
Where is Simon F?? Devil

I was at my daughter's club track champs. Given the level of organisation, I wish I'd stayed at home and watched this instead
Confused

posted by simon F [994 posts]
9th September 2012 - 8:59

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Doaky wrote:
2nd overall on this stage!! Gutted Plain Face

Sorry. Smashed one at last! Big Grin

posted by carlgrz [51 posts]
9th September 2012 - 15:41

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