Worlds Road Race Limburg

by silas chime   September 23, 2012  

I went for 8 different nationalities as i think the final selection is unlikely to include a clump of riders from one nation.Nordhaug and Boassen-Hagen are the exception as Nordhaug's form is high from the Canadian races and I think EBH can technically be counted as British as I reckon the Sky boys will work with him.

Boonen
Degenkolb
Boassen Hagen
Valverde
Duggan
Gallopin
Nordhaug
Ulissi
Clarke

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Alex Howes really talking up his chances in US and now in the break .... now where is my betfair account?!

posted by veseunr [282 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:21

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It seems if you combine everyone else's teams you get mine Devil

Gilbert
Sagan
Gerrans
Valverde

Wegmann
Slagter
JTL
Moser
Nordhaug

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3969 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:28

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Gutted 11 in the break, if they are away at halfway then its no bonus points!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3969 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:30

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Gilbert
Rodriguez
Froome
Henao
Tiernan Locke
Nordhaug
Anacona
Barta
Marczynski

Not sure how it'll go and Froome was an expensive punt but I don't see why he'd have dropped out of the TT if he wasn't going to have a crack at the road race.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:31

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Sp the break is
Tim Duggan
Alex Howes
Jerome Coppel
Pablo Lastras Garcia
Winner Anacona
Dario Cataldo
Luka Mezgec
Vladimir Isaichev
Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo
Vitaliy Buts
Gatis Smukulis

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posted by Gkam84 [8867 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:53

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Team One

Greg van Avermaet
Joaquin Rodriguez
Peter Sagan
Simon Gerrans
Jon Tiernan-Locke
Juraj Sagan
Jonathan Castroviejo
Rinaldo Nocentini
Gianni Meersman

Team Two

Joaquin Rodriguez
Daniel Moreno
Samuel Sanchez
Alejandro Valverde
Jonathan Castroviejo
Moreno Moser
Jon Tiernan-Locke
Lars Petter Nordhaug
Hayden Roulston

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posted by Gkam84 [8867 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:54

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There won't be anymore commentary from me as I'm off out Sad Gonna miss the rest of the race.

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posted by Gkam84 [8867 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 11:59

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Gilbert, van avermaet, gerrans, ebh, nordhaug, moser, kolobnev, jtl, wegmann. Still on hols so not spent any time on it, think its ok tho. Interested to see how gb go, maybe Brad?

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posted by chrisdstripes [1644 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 12:02

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I went for a mixture of those in form from the Vuelta who are suited to this,those who done well in Quebec and Montreal,the ToB and the Amstel Gold and Worlds specialists.

Gerrans
Gilbert
Freire
Sagan
Moser
Tiernan-Locke
Nordhaug
Paolini
Wegmann

posted by ray silvester [1844 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 12:12

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No breakaway points as 11 guys went across halfway together.

posted by ray silvester [1844 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 13:24

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ray silvester wrote:
I went for a mixture of those in form from the Vuelta who are suited to this,those who done well in Quebec and Montreal,the ToB and the Amstel Gold and Worlds specialists.

Gerrans
Gilbert
Freire
Sagan
Moser
Tiernan-Locke
Nordhaug
Paolini
Wegmann

Gone with a similar policy and have 7 of the same riders. Went for Kolobnev instead of Moser and Rui Costa instead of Freire.

Just started watching but will watch to the bitter end!

JTL in the break but it's a big one. Belgians chasing.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 14:18

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Cavendish, Wiggins and Froome all out, looks like its down to Cummings and Tiernan-Locke for GB.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 14:51

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Gilbert
Gerrans
Sagan
Ryder

JTL
Vichot
Anacona
Albisini
Nordhaug

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1837 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 15:54

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Put this in the wrong thread...
1 Philippe GILBERT BEL BEL 30 6:10:41
2 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR NOR 25 +4
3 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP ESP 32 +5
4 John DEGENKOLB GER GER 23 +5
5 Lars BOOM NED NED 27 +5
6 Allan DAVIS AUS AUS 32 +5
7 Thomas VOECKLER FRA FRA 33 +5
8 Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS LTU LTU 24 +5
9 Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA COL COL 25 +5
10 Oscar FREIRE GOMEZ ESP ESP 36 +5
11 Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA POR POR 26 +5
12 Tom BOONEN BEL BEL 32 +5
13 Oscar GATTO ITA ITA 27 +5
14 Peter SAGAN SVK SVK 22 +5
15 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm KESSIAKOFF SWE SWE 32 +5
16 Koen DE KORT NED NED 30 +5
17 Michael ALBASINI SUI SUI 32 +5
18 Assan BAZAYEV KAZ KAZ 31 +5
19 Jonathan TIERNAN-LOCKE GBR GBR 28 +5
20 Lars Petter NORDHAUG NOR NOR 28 +5

posted by simon F [994 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 16:08

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1,14,17,19,20+21 for me Sad

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posted by livestrongnick [1837 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 16:16

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Last man to finish was Jonathan Castroviejo.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 17:39

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1, 11, 14, 19 and 20. Gerrans and Sagan a bit disappointing. Should have gone with Valverde and Freire as I first thought. I thought Kolobnev was going to get a high place at one point but he got nothing in the end. Not a bad race though and JTL did ok for his first time in such a race. Could do well in some of the classics next year.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 17:49

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1,3,4,19,20

(and 39,59,68,74..dont count i know)

so none to shabby by my low standards Wink

posted by k roberts [3 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 18:09

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Really happy, I got 1, 3, 5, 19, 20 and last man - should give a score of 113 I reckon:-)
I bet someone has got 4 out of 4 stars though !

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posted by debbieg [47 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 18:38

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I don't even want to look at what I've got, had a agony ridden but enjoyable century on a fixie tt bike today.

WHY did I not listen to myself. EVERYTIME the world's has been held in Holland its been won by a Belgian or an Italian Crying

EDIT: I did listen and went for van Avermaet

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posted by Gkam84 [8867 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 19:10

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Theres always next season... Crying Crying Crying but I tipped pg

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posted by JAndrewHill [1227 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 20:10

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Dang, wanted Gilbert but was too expensive. 2, 10, 14. Terrible, after going 1-5 on the TT. Picked the wrong Aussie and went with Haussler.

posted by Montana Carrot [31 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 20:33

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How can Johan Vansummeren be part of the dream team with 5 points? He did not finish.
Edit: I found the answer: "Team bonus - by country: 5 Points for each participating rider from the same country
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So every rider get's those points they just have to start in the race.

posted by pirazzi [2 posts]
23rd September 2012 - 23:35

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Hmmm, I didn't think those points were awarded if you didn't finish but I may be wrong.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th September 2012 - 8:12

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drheaton wrote:
Hmmm, I didn't think those points were awarded if you didn't finish but I may be wrong.

Think thats only the case in stage races.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3969 posts]
24th September 2012 - 9:29

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Well, i picked my team and went off to work BUT before i went my mrs asked if she could pick a team. Now she normally doesn't bother and i get "you on that computer again" so i quickly explained the points and 2 riders per team rule and we had a small side bet confident that i would win.

After a few minutes she had written out a team which on paper looked quite good. When asked about the team she said "those 2 are from Sky and the rest i just liked their names Surprise

Her team was Gilbert, EBH, Valverde, JTL, Albasini, Henao, Bazayev, Ferrari and Ulissi. A grand total of 141 bloody points. Needless to say i was not a happy bunny Angry

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posted by stumps [2763 posts]
24th September 2012 - 9:41

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Big Grin Big Grin

stumps wrote:
Well, i picked my team and went off to work BUT before i went my mrs asked if she could pick a team. Now she normally doesn't bother and i get "you on that computer again" so i quickly explained the points and 2 riders per team rule and we had a small side bet confident that i would win.

After a few minutes she had written out a team which on paper looked quite good. When asked about the team she said "those 2 are from Sky and the rest i just liked their names Surprise

Her team was Gilbert, EBH, Valverde, JTL, Albasini, Henao, Bazayev, Ferrari and Ulissi. A grand total of 141 bloody points. Needless to say i was not a happy bunny Angry

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posted by JAndrewHill [1227 posts]
25th September 2012 - 21:51

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