ToB Stage 2

by simon F   September 10, 2012  

Tyler Farrar has abandoned. You have about 10 mins to change your team.

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The production of results is shambolic too, considering how long it was on air after the stage they couldnt manage to put up a top 10 for the stage, and still nothing.

Farrar being 4th wouldnt surprise me and juts ruin my day even more

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:05

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Farrar being 4th wouldnt surprise me and juts ruin my day even more

Mine too - I took him out with about 14 mins to go to the start.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:10

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Beginning to doubt the value of all these extra premium races, obtaining information is a shambles both pre and post race.

You'd have thought that they'd all be aiming to match the excellent standard of the TdF website and results service but sadly not, none seem to consider decent results services or updating their website to be a priority...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:14

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So was Farrar in or out of the race Thinking

I only caught the final few KM and I thought he was out after reading it here Yawn

All I know is, I have 2,3,5 and +5 for the winner....Almost like yesterday Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:15

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Knowing the top 3 and 5th, I have 1, 2 and 5 plus 5 bonus plus top GC... it'd be nice to know to the rest though...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:19

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I didn't see it, but Hugh Porter was winding me up a treat in the Olympics.

I decided to drop Howard or Kruopis to bring in House, and chose the wrong one unfortunately, but I do have 2,3 and 5. (And 4 if it was Farrar, which I am not expecting but would be a nice bonus).

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:31

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drheaton wrote:
Beginning to doubt the value of all these extra premium races, obtaining information is a shambles both pre and post race.

You'd have thought that they'd all be aiming to match the excellent standard of the TdF website and results service but sadly not, none seem to consider decent results services or updating their website to be a priority...


I could not of said it better....Its a bit of a joke...

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:38

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I have been panicing. All the way home from knowsley safari park...no I wasnt being chased by that pesky rhino...i thought I had transferred out leigh howard for jtl.?? But fortunately I found him still inmy squad on my arrival back in the land of wifi...phew

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:43

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Was it actually farrar that took Cav out?

Well good job i took Farrar out and brought SS in

Also brough in the guy that got the mountain points beginning with M (Martinis??) for howard as hoping he will go for moutain points

My team

Cav
SS
Ghyllebert
JTL
Jeandesboz
Forster
Schorn
Caruso
Martinis??


So ter, it seems you have riders in your pay, and you are paying them to crash...is that fair dave??? Lol

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:55

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TER....let us know who you are taking out tonight so I can add them to my outfit..... Smile Wink Big Grin

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:58

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Boost, Boy van Poppel has taken the "Gold" jersey on countback Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:18

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Come on, the race finished two and a half hours ago.....Still no results Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:24

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
TER....let us know who you are taking out tonight so I can add them to my outfit..... Smile Wink Big Grin

Sanchez and Martias and bringing in Van Poppel and Urtusan

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:31

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Don't you dare take Van Poppel in......He was going to be one of my "unchangeable's" from the start to the finish and if you take him in. Its curtains and broken bones tomorrow Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:38

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Just played back the opening itv chat today with ned b. It was brilliant, mainly because I could see my receding forehead over neds left shoulder...

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:40

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1 54 Leigh Howard Orica - GreenEDGE 4h 31' 9''
2 2 Mark Cavendish Sky Procycling st
3 36 Boy Van Poppel UnitedHealthcare st
4 146 Steele Von Hoff Garmin - Sharp st
5 13 Russell Downing Endura Racing st
6 145 Sep Vanmarcke Garmin - Sharp st
7 83 Wesley Kreder Vacansoleil - DCM st
8 142 Nathan Haas Garmin - Sharp st
9 122 Sam Bennett An Post Sean Kelly at 0' 1''
10 6 Luke Rowe Sky Procycling st
11 131 Graham Briggs Raleigh - GAC st
12 76 Rony Martias Saur Sojasun st
13 92 Peter Hawkins IG - Sigma Sport st
14 136 Bernard Sulzberger Raleigh - GAC st
15 116 Richard Lang Rapha Condor st
16 102 Cesare Benedetti Team NetApp st
17 154 Chris Opie UK Youth Cycling st
18 124 Niels Wytinck An Post Sean Kelly st
19 151 Yanto Barker UK Youth Cycling st
20 153 Niklas Gustavsson UK Youth Cycling st

posted by simon F [994 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:40

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GC :-
1 36 Boy Van Poppel UnitedHealthcare 9h 22' 4''
2 54 Leigh Howard Orica - GreenEDGE st
3 6 Luke Rowe Sky Procycling at 0' 1''
4 76 Rony Martias Saur Sojasun at 0' 4''
5 2 Mark Cavendish Sky Procycling st
6 13 Russell Downing Endura Racing at 0' 6''
7 146 Steele Von Hoff Garmin - Sharp at 0' 10''
8 145 Sep Vanmarcke Garmin - Sharp st
9 142 Nathan Haas Garmin - Sharp st
10 92 Peter Hawkins IG - Sigma Sport at 0' 11''

KoM :-
1 46 Pablo Urtasun Euskaltel Euskadi 30
2 132 Russell Hampton Raleigh - GAC 26
3 114 Richard Handley Rapha Condor 25
4 111 Kristian House Rapha Condor 22
5 51 Jack Bobridge Orica - GreenEDGE 21

Sprints :-
1 26 Peter Williams Node 4 - Giordana 15
2 76 Rony Martias Saur Sojasun 12
3 111 Kristian House Rapha Condor 9
4 31 Jonny Clarke UnitedHealthcare 7
5 65 Matthias Krizek Liquigas - Cannondale 7

Last man :-
96 132 Russell Hampton Raleigh - GAC at 3' 50''

posted by simon F [994 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:43

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Gkam84 wrote:
Don't you dare take Van Poppel in......He was going to be one of my "unchangeable's" from the start to the finish and if you take him in. Its curtains and broken bones tomorrow Devil

I think I wil bring in Downing too rather than Urtusan, and actually im gonna get rid of Forster rather than Martias Devil

terrible score today for me, just Cav in the top 20!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:45

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Don't forget the Points Wink

Points
1 36 Boy Van Poppel UnitedHealthcare 27
2 13 Russell Downing Endura Racing 24
3 6 Luke Rowe Sky Procycling 21
4 54 Leigh Howard Orica - GreenEDGE 15
5 76 Rony Martias Saur Sojasun 15

NonStarters
141 Tyler Farrar Garmin - Sharp

NonFinishers
42 Victor Cabedo Euskaltel Euskadi
135 Jamie Sparling Raleigh - GAC

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:46

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Watching the highlights at the moment. Strikes me as a bit slack that the odd car is still parked along the streets!?
Surprise

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
10th September 2012 - 18:17

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Gkam84 wrote:
Don't forget the Points Wink

I wasn't bothering 'cause I thought Dave had said we were using the Yodel sprints jersey for the game. It's enough of a pain waiting for the results without worrying about irrelevant ones but I will put them in in future, just for you Big Grin

posted by simon F [994 posts]
10th September 2012 - 18:36

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Argh! Tyler hadn't been grayed out, so I didn't transfer him out - only now catching up on the last two days of highlights. Grrr - so much for relying on the graying out... Sad

posted by ImpureBob [3 posts]
10th September 2012 - 18:57

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Why did i take Howard out!!!!! argh

I know. I did the same. For House I think. Didn't know about Farrar so got him and Cav. Sabatini done fa!

posted by Alan Tullett [1457 posts]
10th September 2012 - 19:07

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simon F wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Don't forget the Points Wink

I wasn't bothering 'cause I thought Dave had said we were using the Yodel sprints jersey for the game. It's enough of a pain waiting for the results without worrying about irrelevant ones but I will put them in in future, just for you Big Grin

Its not irrelevant as its being used to score the game Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
10th September 2012 - 19:14

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Gkam84 wrote:
simon F wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Don't forget the Points Wink

I wasn't bothering 'cause I thought Dave had said we were using the Yodel sprints jersey for the game. It's enough of a pain waiting for the results without worrying about irrelevant ones but I will put them in in future, just for you Big Grin

Its not irrelevant as its being used to score the game Wink

But in the "Tour of Britain question" thread, Dave said (and I quote)

dave_atkinson wrote:
we'll be using the yodel sprints jersey because, as TER says, the points jersey is likely to be similar to the GC

so I was assuming the sprints points counted, not the finish line points.

Some confirmation would be good, before we all pick the wrong points winning riders Confused

posted by simon F [994 posts]
10th September 2012 - 20:20

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ImpureBob wrote:
Argh! Tyler hadn't been grayed out, so I didn't transfer him out - only now catching up on the last two days of highlights. Grrr - so much for relying on the graying out... Sad

tyler wasn't out of the race until he didn't start the stage

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7437 posts]
10th September 2012 - 20:22

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
The commentary is shambolic.....Hugh Porter might have been able to ride a bike,but he needs the microphone shoving up his derriere..... Yawn

Getting riders wrong is acceptable but teams.....no!!

'Is it UHC or NetApp'

You tell me Mr Porter.I'm assuming you're being paid?(unless it's to say 'Manx Express' every 5 minutes)

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
11th September 2012 - 0:21

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To be fair to Hugh, If you just catch a passing glimpse of either jersey at the right angle. They both have that curving line down the side front and back.

What I don't get is how he's not got Endura, Sky, Rapha and IG-Sigma mixed up yet, all racing in black. Must be something about British teams Devil Devil

I've only caught parts of his commentary as I found links to watch Eurosports

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
11th September 2012 - 2:59

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Yes but at the point when Hugh Porter said UHC, Im sure he will have had the same picture as me and it was quite clear it was Netapp jersey

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
11th September 2012 - 10:21

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simon F wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
simon F wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Don't forget the Points Wink

I wasn't bothering 'cause I thought Dave had said we were using the Yodel sprints jersey for the game. It's enough of a pain waiting for the results without worrying about irrelevant ones but I will put them in in future, just for you Big Grin

Its not irrelevant as its being used to score the game Wink

But in the "Tour of Britain question" thread, Dave said (and I quote)

dave_atkinson wrote:
we'll be using the yodel sprints jersey because, as TER says, the points jersey is likely to be similar to the GC

so I was assuming the sprints points counted, not the finish line points.

Some confirmation would be good, before we all pick the wrong points winning riders Confused

It's the Yodel's being counted.....I think you may be the victim of a windup!!

Howard scored 44pts(35 for the win and 9 for 2nd on GC),likewise BVP with 35pts(25pts for 3rd and 10 for 1st in GC).They'd have more if the 'points' competition were being scored.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
11th September 2012 - 11:57

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