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I don't think Farrar started stage 2, so he might need removing from the game, Dave.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Ah, it's been done. My apologies. Right, so a Cav win?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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If things had been right. Cav should have won stage 1 and 2. But it didn't work out.

Looking at the profile of EVERY stage. Cav could have won all 8 stages. None are that hilly, nothing much above 400 meters.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Purists would have had Cav/Farrar every stage!!

How many drand tours have people gone into stage 3 with 78.3 credits to spare!!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Purists would have had Cav/Farrar every stage!!

How many drand tours have people gone into stage 3 with 78.3 credits to spare!!

You couldn't go in it a grand tour because of the split 4/5 even without the split, I doubt it would happen.

But the ToB is far from being a grand tour. It might as well be a Cat 4 race for all the entertainment we've seen so far. Infact, I think a Cat 4 would give more value for money  19

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprint 1 :-
1 Rowe 2 Van Poppel 3 Williams 4 Opie

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Breakaway is:

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Breakaway; Salzberger @TeamRaleighUK Hawkins @IGSigmaSport House @raphacondor Williams @Node4ProCycling Kreder of Vacansoleil #tob2012

Some live updates available here:

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/article/roa20120911-road-Live-text...

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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You guys beat me to the updates

Hope you all took out Downing and Van poppel as Ive put them in  19

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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According to the live tracker (and the worst case timetable) they should be over the first and second KoM by now. Wonder when we might find out who won them? The results/live service for this race is crap  14

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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In:Handley and Rowe
Out:Farrar and Sanchez

Cavendish
Rowe
Van-Poppel
Handley
Konig
Tiernan-Locke
Wytnick
Haas
Howard

I'll suffer for being House-less  20

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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KOM 2: House, Sulzberger, Hawkins, Kreder, Williams
KOM 3: Sulzberger, House, Williams, Hawkins, Kreder

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Cavendish
Rowe
Urtasun
House
Bobridge
Howard
Downing
Tiernan-Locke
Von Poppel

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Back later. Got to fill in a job app now  2

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Pablo Urtasun
Bradley Wiggins
Samuel Sanchez
Aidis Kruopis
Mark Cavendish
Jon Tiernan-Locke
Kristian House
Russell Downing
Boy van Poppel

I did look at taking Kreder in aswell. Thought tomorrow was his day  20

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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Carrara and Jarc abandoned

team today

Van Poppel(for Farrar)-obviously
Urtasun(for Bagdonas)-after stupidly taking him out for S2
Sabatini-one of the group at 11secs down
Cavendish-stage favourite and GC scorer
Basso-expect him to be a GC top 10 soon
House-probably down to he and Urtasun for the KOM
Downing-top 10 for stage today I hope and GC scorer;I always had tomorrow stage 4 for him especially if the wind gets up in Blackpool.
Rowe-GC scorer plus likely to nick a yodel or two,Cav's leadout man also
Forster-probably coming out tomorrow

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 3 years ago
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My illustrious team for today is

Mark Cavendish (SKY)
Samuel Sanchez (EUS)
Adis Kruopis (GRE)
Ian Bibby (END)
Jon Tiernan-Locke (END)
Pablo Urtasun (EUS)
Boy van Poppel (UHC)
Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Jack Bobridge (GRE)

After looking at the profile for the race i think Sanchez will be out tommorrow unless he decides to risk going for a long one when they are in Wales.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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NO Vanmarke....stay where you are, you were my other man I said nah...tomorrow  20

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I did the same, considered Kreder and Vanmarke but decided to save the transfers and see what happened, also wasn't really sure who to drop, JTL looks to be taking it easy now although he might be saving himself but every other one of my riders I wanted to keep.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav
from someone, then someone else, then another Sky rider.....I think it was Rowe

Just doing some Porter style commentary  19

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav
Howard
Kruopis
Rowe
Bennett
Downing
Van Poppel
McEvoy
Markus
Barker

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Highlight of the day.....Bernie patting Cav on the shoulder and laughing as Cav punches him and smiles

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Sorry - results - trying to type quick from the Eurosport screen.

1,3,6,7,10 for me

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Is that your team or the results Simon?  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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1, 2, 4, 6, 7 plus some other standings points and House in the break.

I can see this race being a bit boring fantasy wise as we get further in. When does it start to get hilly? Or have they just designed a race for Cavendish?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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1,3,6,7 for me.

BUT everyone now has the same riders  19

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

1,3,6,7 for me.

BUT everyone now has the same riders  19

My top tip. Forget to put a team in for stage 1 then pick the best riders from that stage with your unlimited transfers, worked for me  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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1,6,7 for me  2 why isnt martias sprinting or ghyllebert or caruso  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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It doesn't get hilly. Thats the problem. Nothing much above 400m, which I could handle. So Cav will be fine for all stages.

As I said yesterday. If he'd won 1 and 2 he could have had all 8.

But as he's just said. He wants to stay in the rainbow and not the "gold"

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

1,3,6,7 for me.

BUT everyone now has the same riders  19

My top tip. Forget to put a team in for stage 1 then pick the best riders from that stage with your unlimited transfers, worked for me  4

My problem is doubting myself on break guys. I took in SS incase today was his last day. Thought he might hit the break and I left out Kreder  20

Also, why have I not taken Rowe in for simple points  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Well i'm improving each day. Got 2,7,10  22
Reaaly hoping someone different goes on a break tomorrow and spices things up!  3

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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1 2 Mark Cavendish Sky Procycling 3h 54' 30''
2 54 Leigh Howard Orica - GreenEDGE st
3 55 Aidis Kruopis Orica - GreenEDGE st
4 6 Luke Rowe Sky Procycling st
5 122 Sam Bennett An Post Sean Kelly st
6 13 Russell Downing Endura Racing st
7 36 Boy Van Poppel UnitedHealthcare st
8 12 Jonathan McEvoy Endura Racing st
9 84 Barry Markus Vacansoleil - DCM st
10 151 Yanto Barker UK Youth Cycling st
11 142 Nathan Haas Garmin - Sharp st
12 154 Chris Opie UK Youth Cycling st
13 106 Daniel Schorn Team NetApp st
14 62 Marco Benfatto Liquigas - Cannondale st
15 76 Rony Martias Saur Sojasun st
16 113 Ben Grenda Rapha Condor st
17 24 Rico Rogers Node 4 - Giordana st
18 131 Graham Briggs Raleigh - GAC st
19 66 Paolo Longo Borghini Liquigas - Cannondale st
20 146 Steele Von Hoff Garmin - Sharp st

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