Gran Piemonte, anyone?

by obutterwick   September 24, 2012  

....just as a friendly/unofficial warm-up to Il Lombardia.

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posted by livestrongnick [1830 posts]
24th September 2012 - 18:37

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
24th September 2012 - 19:20

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Star riders
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Samuel Sanchez (EUS)
Fredrik Kessiakoff (AST)
Giovanni Visconti (MOV)

Domestiques
Luca Paolini (KAT)
Carlos Alberto Betancurt (ASA)
Pier Paolo De Negri (FAR)
Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Damiano Caruso (LIQ)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
24th September 2012 - 20:30

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Apologies but never entered one of the unofficial races - is this the same format with 150 points to play with and 2 per team ?

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posted by stumps [2755 posts]
24th September 2012 - 21:26

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stumps wrote:
Apologies but never entered one of the unofficial races - is this the same format with 150 points to play with and 2 per team ?

yup exactly the same Stumps, we just do the scores ourselves

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
24th September 2012 - 21:32

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My team which is way under 150:

Jelle VANENDERT
Daniel MORENO
Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA
Sergio HENAO
Luca PAOLINI
Gianni MEERSMAN
Matteo RABOTTINI
Jose SERPA
Paulo TIRALONGO

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posted by stumps [2755 posts]
24th September 2012 - 21:55

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I'm in too Big Grin

Daniel Moreno (KAT)
Daniele Bennati (RSN)
Vicenzo Nibali (LIQ)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)

Damiano Caruso (LIQ)
Lars Petter Nordhaug (SKY)
Andrew Talansky (GRM)
Nairo Quintana (MOV)
Carlos Julio Quintero (COL)

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posted by livestrongnick [1830 posts]
24th September 2012 - 21:56

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here is my team

Daniel Moreno
Daniele Bennati
Oscar Gatto
Alessandro Ballan

Luca Paolini
Diego Ulissi
Carlos Betancurt
Giani Meersman
Francesco Gavazzi

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
25th September 2012 - 11:03

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obutterwick wrote:
....just as a friendly/unofficial warm-up to Il Lombardia.

Nice, obutter! But, c'mon, Dave, be a sport and pop it into the game for us! There's not much of a season left and we've been good boys this year! Wink

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posted by enrique [1747 posts]
25th September 2012 - 17:25

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D Moreno
A Ballan
G Visconti
d Bennatti

L Giordani.
C Betancurt
M Santambrogio
D Caruso
D Pozzovivo

Is my team. No wiggo. On The Phone D Oh

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1227 posts]
25th September 2012 - 22:30

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Why not, back from hols and raring to go...

Moreno (the Katusha one)
Visconti
van Avermaet
Sammy Sanchez
Felline (wanted Pellizotti but he's not in the game yet)
Betancur
Failli
Damiano Caruso
Mads Christensen

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
26th September 2012 - 23:44

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Ok, I'm in. This is my team, for anyone who studied the startlist will see what I've done Wink

Daniel Moreno
Samuel Sanchez
Alessandro Ballan
Borut Bozic
Enrico Battaglin
Koen de Kort
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Matteo Rabottini

I had another team lined up that had Gilbert and J-Rod, but it seems far from the races claims. They are not riding Thinking

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The riders entered for the 98th Gran Piemonte include: Philippe Gilbert, Christopher Froome,
Joaquin Rodriguez, Samuel Sanchez, 2011 winner Daniel Moreno, Italian national champion
Franco Pellizotti, Diego Ulissi, Alessandro Ballan and Daniele Bennati.

The first three rider's aint going to be in the race Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
27th September 2012 - 1:02

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I guess its becasuse they were when the race wrote that promotional piece of the race, and have since dropped out.

Gilbert dropped out on Monday or Tuesday

Picked the first 9 riders that will be wearing the number 1....

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
27th September 2012 - 9:09

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Picked the first 9 riders that will be wearing the number 1....

Correct. Its as good a strategy as any for a forum game Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
27th September 2012 - 14:46

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obutterwick wrote:
....just as a friendly/unofficial warm-up to Il Lombardia.

Well, here's mine...

Daniel Moreno
Oscar Gatto
Daniele Bennati
Greg van Avermaet

Gianni Meersman
Tony Gallopin
Francesco Gavazzi
Koen de Kort
Luca Paolini

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posted by enrique [1747 posts]
27th September 2012 - 14:53

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No-one with the winner today then. Uran. Why didn't I stick to my Gilbert/J-Rod team. I had Paolini and Verdugo in it Crying

http://www1.skysports.com/cycling/news/15264/8114386/?utm_source=feedbur...

Uran
Paolini
Verdugo

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
27th September 2012 - 16:27

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
27th September 2012 - 18:14

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2,5,8,9 for me.

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
27th September 2012 - 18:17

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JAndrewHill wrote:
D Moreno
A Ballan
G Visconti
d Bennatti

L Giordani.
C Betancurt
M Santambrogio
D Caruso
D Pozzovivo

Is my team. No wiggo. On The Phone D Oh


5 6 7 9 not bad

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1227 posts]
27th September 2012 - 18:54

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5,13,38,45,87,102 and 3 non finishers

If I'd gone with my Gilbert team I would have had there

2,3,5,9,11,17,15 + Gilbert and J-Rod who weren't racing Angry

But I had to change my mind instead of just swapping them out Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
27th September 2012 - 19:28

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Dont forget

Danny Pate - 10pts for last home Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
27th September 2012 - 19:29

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enrique wrote:

Daniel Moreno
Oscar Gatto
Daniele Bennati
Greg van Avermaet

Gianni Meersman
Tony Gallopin
Francesco Gavazzi
Koen de Kort
Luca Paolini

Let's see...

1 35 Rigoberto Uran Uran
2 30 Luca Paolini
3 25 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui
4 22 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
5 20 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez
6 18 Mauro Santambrogio
7 16 Daniele Bennati
8 14 Greg Van Avermaet
9 12 Giovanni Visconti
10 11 Simone Ponzi
11 10 Manuele Mori
12 9 Ryder Hesjedal
13 8 Koen De Kort
14 7 Emanuele Sella
15 6 Mathias Frank
16 5 Miguel Minguez Ayala
17 4 Alessandro Proni
18 3 Stefano Locatelli
19 2 Xavier Florencio Cabre
20 1 Francesco Failli

I had 2,7,8,13 for 68 points (I think...)

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posted by enrique [1747 posts]
27th September 2012 - 19:32

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Gkam84 wrote:
2,3,5,9,11,17,15 + Gilbert and J-Rod who weren't racing Angry

You would have beat the crap out of everyone with that team! Wink I think that would have been more than 97 points!

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posted by enrique [1747 posts]
27th September 2012 - 20:10

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107 pts it would have been. Better than my 28

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
27th September 2012 - 20:25

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57 for me, i think !

30 for Paolini and 22 for Henao + 5 for Uran winning.

not bad for only 2 riders scoring.

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posted by stumps [2755 posts]
28th September 2012 - 11:36

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I make it Obutterwick won with 76 points followed by enrique with 68 then me with 66

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
28th September 2012 - 12:37

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A very quick calculation tells me I got 20, 14, 12 and 1 for Betancur, GVA, Visconti and Failli, total 47. Could've sworn I picked Henao too, but in a mildly drunken haze I must've gone for Sammy instead at the last minute. Oops...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
28th September 2012 - 16:03

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Apologies, I've not got round to any calculating. Assume it's an unwritten rule that if you start an unofficial comp thread, you do the maths. Teams all picked for tomorrow. Mine's done, as at the Cycle Show all day.

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
28th September 2012 - 22:57

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obutterwick wrote:
Apologies, I've not got round to any calculating. Assume it's an unwritten rule that if you start an unofficial comp thread, you do the maths. Teams all picked for tomorrow. Mine's done, as at the Cycle Show all day.

I normally do the maths, i just haven't had time this week. I wrote above who id worked out to be the top 3 (although i could have been incorrect)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
29th September 2012 - 7:57

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Ah guys this was a one day race, scores would be higher i do believe Thinking

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posted by livestrongnick [1830 posts]
29th September 2012 - 19:48

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