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Sprint fest in Madrid?

My team today is

Degenkolb
Davies
Viviani
Mondory
Duque
Meersman
Rast
Vigano
Cardoso

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes probably which is why my team doesnt look good!!

However in terms of stars all four of them would have to have decent scores to make it worth taking out J-rod and Valverde. (not that i had the transfers)

Also anyone think J-rod/valverde are gonna go for intermediate sprints to try and take the points jersey??

Valverde (14 pts) (equivelant to 8th on the stage)
J-Rod (16 pts) (equivelant to 7th)
Degenkolb (guarnateed at least 2 points + where he finishes)
Swift (good feling about him today)

Meersman (whos knows, didnt go for the last flat sprint, however it is the last stage, 1 last shot for a win)
Cimolai (again who knows)
Marczynski (no score today)
De la fuente(4 points)
Clarke (5 points and could place if leading out Davis)

For example meersman, swift and degenkolb come 1,2,3 in any order, the other two stars of other full sprint teams need to come 4,5,6 to oustcore the GC guys

So I should still score solid of my two star sprintes finish highly

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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I didn't touch the star GC guys either for the same reason.Tried my luck switching Talansky and Astarloza in favour of Bazayev and Meersman.

3 Amigos+
Viviani
Meersman
Vigano
Bazayev
Terpstra
Clarke

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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silas chime wrote:

I didn't touch the star GC guys either for the same reason.Tried my luck switching Talansky and Astarloza in favour of Bazayev and Meersman.

3 Amigos+
Viviani
Meersman
Vigano
Bazayev
Terpstra
Clarke

Didnt Bazayev abandon yesterday?

Also I like you going with Vigano, he seems to have been the chosen one of the sprints rather than cimolai

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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Nice team rcorbin! Mine is similar so I'll be cheering for Swift... (Which I would be anyway...)

Degenkolb
Benatti
Swift
Davis
Meersman
Vigano
Lodewyck
E Garcia
Clarke (5 pts guaranteed plus 5 if Davis wins - long shot I know...)

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

Didnt Bazayev abandon yesterday?

Doh  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Alberto Contador
Joaquin Rodriguez
Alejandro Valverde
John Degenkolb
Winner Andrew Anacona
Javier Moreno
Simon Clarke
Tomasz Marczynski
Aitor Galdos

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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One final attempt at a stage win.

Degenkolb
Davis
Bennati
Swift
Lithgart
Reynes
Meersman
Cardoso
Vigano

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

One final attempt at a stage win.

Degenkolb
Davis
Bennati
Swift
Lithgart
Reynes
Meersman
Cardoso
Vigano

Could well happen, its just difficult to stage hunt at this stage when youve got riders like valverde and J-Rod guaranteed to score 14 and 16 points, and then people like clarke 5 points, Talansky 4, you need all your stars to score highly and your DS's that others dont have also need to do well.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:

One final attempt at a stage win.

Degenkolb
Davis
Bennati
Swift
Lithgart
Reynes
Meersman
Cardoso
Vigano

Could well happen, its just difficult to stage hunt at this stage when youve got riders like valverde and J-Rod guaranteed to score 14 and 16 points, and then people like clarke 5 points, Talansky 4, you need all your stars to score highly and your DS's that others dont have also need to do well.

I know, but I think the winner of this stage will probably have the first 5 or 6 over the line, so I've just filled my team with as many sprinters as possible. There's definitely a lot of luck involved in winning flat stages.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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One thing I am a bit worried about is Valverde & J-Rod potentially battling for the points jersey. They might end up getting additional points at the sprint points and the finish line.

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 3 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

One thing I am a bit worried about is Valverde & J-Rod potentially battling for the points jersey. They might end up getting additional points at the sprint points and the finish line.

Thats what im hoping for  3

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Mr Wmall Silly didn't get the memo from Spain then.

Its been agreed to let Contador, Valverde and J-Rod to go off and finish 1,2,3 and then a sprint behind  3

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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Another fail. I don't know why I bother.

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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1 191 DEGENKOLB, John ARG 2h 44' 57''
2 129 VIVIANI, Elia LIQ m.t. 1º
3 173 BENNATI, Daniele RNT m.t. 1º
4 151 DAVIS, Allan OGE m.t. 1º
5 93 FERNÁNDEZ, Koldo GRS m.t. 1º
6 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV m.t. 1º
7 146 STEEGMANS, Gert OPQ m.t. 1º
8 147 STYBAR, Zdenek OPQ m.t. 1º
9 95 KREDER, Raymond GRS m.t. 1º
10 79 VERDUGO, Gorka EUS m.t. 1º
11 214 LIGTHART, Pim VCD m.t. 1º
12 65 DUQUE, Leonardo COF m.t. 1º
13 163 BRESCHEL, Matti RAB m.t. 1º
14 55 CARDOSO, Manuel CJR m.t. 1º
15 46 LODEWYCK, Klaas BMC m.t. 1º
16 114 KOSTYUK, Denys LAM m.t. 1º
17 15 MONDORY, Lloyd ALM m.t. 1º
18 66 GARCIA, Egoitz COF m.t. 1º
19 187 SWIFT, Ben SKY m.t. 1º
20 88 ROLLIN, Dominique FDJ m.t. 1º

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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1 191 DEGENKOLB, John ARG 2h 44' 57''
2 129 VIVIANI, Elia LIQ m.t. 1º
3 173 BENNATI, Daniele RNT m.t. 1º
4 151 DAVIS, Allan OGE m.t. 1º
5 93 FERNÁNDEZ, Koldo GRS m.t. 1º
6 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV m.t. 1º
7 146 STEEGMANS, Gert OPQ m.t. 1º
8 147 STYBAR, Zdenek OPQ m.t. 1º
9 95 KREDER, Raymond GRS m.t. 1º
10 79 VERDUGO, Gorka EUS m.t. 1º
11 214 LIGTHART, Pim VCD m.t. 1º
12 65 DUQUE, Leonardo COF m.t. 1º
13 163 BRESCHEL, Matti RAB m.t. 1º
14 55 CARDOSO, Manuel CJR m.t. 1º
15 46 LODEWYCK, Klaas BMC m.t. 1º
16 114 KOSTYUK, Denys LAM m.t. 1º
17 15 MONDORY, Lloyd ALM m.t. 1º
18 66 GARCIA, Egoitz COF m.t. 1º
19 187 SWIFT, Ben SKY m.t. 1º
20 88 ROLLIN, Dominique

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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GC :-
1 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 84h 59' 49''
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''

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Points
1 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 199
2 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT 193
3 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 161
4 191 DEGENKOLB, John ARG 149
5 173 BENNATI, Daniele RNT 107

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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GC

1 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 84h 59' 49''
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 9 VALVERDE, Alejandro MOV 199
2 101 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT 193
3 201 CONTADOR, Alberto STB 161
4 191 DEGENKOLB, John ARG 149
5 173 BENNATI, Daniele RNT 107

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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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Mts :-
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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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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I reckon that one was probably a draw  1

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Aye, You can go do the ToB if you want as I couldn't give a sh*t about it  3

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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If I could be bothered and they actually published any results, I might. Still nothing after well over an hour  14

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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As for Contador.....Was I the only one booing the TV?

His 7 finger salute got me shouting at him.....cheating basket shouldn't even be back racing. 2 year ban should have been 2 years.

I hope he gets caught again and banned for life, yes he might have made the race a little more interesting, but he's still a doper in my eyes for a couple of years because thats how long his ban was  14

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

As for Contador.....Was I the only one booing the TV?

His 7 finger salute got me shouting at him.....cheating basket shouldn't even be back racing. 2 year ban should have been 2 years.

I hope he gets caught again and banned for life, yes he might have made the race a little more interesting, but he's still a doper in my eyes for a couple of years because thats how long his ban was  14

Didn't watch it cause i was working, won't be watching presentation in the highlights! God damn beefeater!!  14

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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And finally ...
175 154 DOCKER, Mitchell OGE + 3' 39''