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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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veseunr [258 posts] 4 years ago
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Alex Howes really talking up his chances in US and now in the break .... now where is my betfair account?!

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 4 years ago
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It seems if you combine everyone else's teams you get mine  19

Gilbert
Sagan
Gerrans
Valverde

Wegmann
Slagter
JTL
Moser
Nordhaug

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 4 years ago
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Gutted 11 in the break, if they are away at halfway then its no bonus points!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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There won't be anymore commentary from me as I'm off out  2 Gonna miss the rest of the race.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 4 years ago
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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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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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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

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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No breakaway points as 11 guys went across halfway together.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Cavendish, Wiggins and Froome all out, looks like its down to Cummings and Tiernan-Locke for GB.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Gilbert
Gerrans
Sagan
Ryder

JTL
Vichot
Anacona
Albisini
Nordhaug

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simon F [1003 posts] 4 years ago
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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

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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1,14,17,19,20+21 for me  2

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simon F [1003 posts] 4 years ago
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Last man to finish was Jonathan Castroviejo.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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k roberts [2 posts] 4 years ago
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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  3

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debbieg [68 posts] 4 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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  20

EDIT: I did listen and went for van Avermaet

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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Theres always next season...  20 20 20 but I tipped pg

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Montana Carrot [31 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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pirazzi [2 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Hmmm, I didn't think those points were awarded if you didn't finish but I may be wrong.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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Stumps [3413 posts] 4 years ago
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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  13

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  14

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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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  13

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  14