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I thought i would get things going for the race on Saturday.

I appreciate its still a few days away but the forum has gone strangley quiet so i thought it could be given a boost.

Team wise its a climber / all rounders stage and with only about 6 points between Wiggo and J-Rod for No1 in the world it could be exciting stuff.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Ooh, I did not realise wiggo had something to ride for...might change my picks...sky might ride from tghe front and try tobreak them all.... tdf style. Porte to speed up the hill, henao to take over, uran to sprint to 500m and wiggins to take tghe win. So ill pick jrod  3

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 3 years ago
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Aye, until J-Rod came in 3rd in the Vuelta Wiggo was a long way in front but its down to a few points now so it might be interesting.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Depends on which ranking you use.

UCI Ranking

WIGGINS Bradley 601
RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin 592
BOONEN Tom 410

IG Index

WIGGINS Bradley 4964
BOONEN Tom 4532
RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin 4311

CQ Ranking

RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin 2986
WIGGINS Bradley 2687
BOONEN Tom 2202

Personally, I prefer the way IG do their calculations and think its a truer reflection  3

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Debarrio [78 posts] 3 years ago
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My gut feeling says that Wiggo couldn't care less about the standings and will not be competitive in Lombardia. Friends tell me he was already sporting a beer belly at the worlds. He's done for this season.

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Strathlubnaig [113 posts] 3 years ago
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Strangely I cannot seem to get up the Lombardy to pick the riders, it's not part of the premium races either. Maybe I am doing summit wrong.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Strathlubnaig [113 posts] 3 years ago
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Aye, that worked fine, thanks, not sure what was goin' on there.

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lesley67 [48 posts] 3 years ago
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Is Bradley riding?? He isn't on the team list on sky procycling.

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blades2000 [5 posts] 3 years ago
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Just incase anyone missed this and had picked him
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/09/analysis/valverde-pulls-plug-on-h...

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Mikeh789 [132 posts] 3 years ago
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Is the game start list correct at 163 riders? There's 200 plus on the official start list; http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/GiroLombardia/download/partenti_lombardi...

Some teams (on the game start list) only have 1 rider listed as starting.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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thegunshopman [11 posts] 3 years ago
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where are the OPQS riders? i have only one to choose from??????

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Folks. If you want a certain rider and he's not there. Choose the drop down called FILTER and set it to ALL RIDERS.

Then head to the FIND and put it the riders name.

If he's on the official start list and starts tomorrow. Don't worry about him being greyed out. You will score points if he does.

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 3 years ago
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startlist is up now in the game

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Finish appears to be a daredevil descenders paradise and when that's the case I always look at Nibali....that plus decent form and racing in his own country meant he was number 1 on the team sheet.

Nibali
Gilbert
Pozzato
Henao
Santambrogio
Betancurt
Tiralongo
Pinot
Quintana

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I need a good result today, few people breathing down my neck in the leagues  17

Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
Giovanni Visconti (MOV)
Daniel Moreno (KAT)

Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM)
Tom Jelte Slagter (RAB)
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
Carlos Alberto Betancurt (ASA)

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Kaiser [6 posts] 3 years ago
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Gilbert and Contador are my main foils. Contador says he is going for it and even if he dosen't win he'll not give up.

livestrongnick, I like the cut of your jib  16 I had to squeeze out Pinot and Slagter but they are two riders I'd love to see doing well.

I've gone for

Gilbert
Contador
D Moreno
Henao

Nordhaug
Ulissi
M Moser
Pellizotti
Betancurt

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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This was the only race I won in 2011 and I'm hoping for a repeat this year.

Gilbert
Uran
Kessiakoff
Henao
Betancur
Ulissi
Pozzovivo
Verdugo
Kolobnev

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Kaiser wrote:
ivestrongnick, I like the cut of your jib Cool I had to squeeze out Pinot and Slagter but they are two riders I'd love to see doing well.

Cheers  4
Had Pinot early on, then read Cycling news article which cemented his place.
Slagter was a late pick lastnight, wanted a rider who i've had before and know can do well!  26

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Have I misread how treacherous the final descent is?

No-one else seems to be going for the likes of Nibali or those other arch-descenders SammySanchez or Cunego?

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captain_slog [336 posts] 3 years ago
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Considered His Nibs but on the other hand I can see him riding a blinder only to get mugged on the line.

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noddy69 [76 posts] 3 years ago
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Goddamn it missed window and valverde in my team  20

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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captain_slog wrote:

Considered His Nibs but on the other hand I can see him riding a blinder only to get mugged on the line.

If it's by Gilbert(or indeed any of my other riders)then that would be a good result.

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iammarcmason [47 posts] 3 years ago
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noddy69 wrote:

Goddamn it missed window and valverde in my team  20

Yup me too, I' forgot to check yesterday and now I've only got a 3man team.... goodbye points.

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 3 years ago
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Couldn't decide between J-Rod and Nibs and plumped for J-Rod. My team is

Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
Fabio Duarte
Sergio Luis Henao
Joaquin Rodriguez
Jose Rodolfo Serpa
Luca Paolini
Thibaut Pinot
Lars Petter Nordhaug
Francesco Gavazzi

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 3 years ago
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I jotted down another team on paper just to compare when the result came in - my other team is

Mikel Nieve
Vicenzo Nibali
Samuel Sanchez
Sergio Luis Henao
Thibaut Pinot
Gianni Meersman
Matteo Rabottini
Lars Petter Nordhaug
Moreno Moser.

The more i think about it the more i feel i should have entered this team  20

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Gilbert out! crashed.....  14 20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Well my team is fecked. I took Contador out lastnight. Kept Gilbert in.

I trusted the start list that was up last night and ended up with Rolland......Why didn't I not even see Europcar were not riding this one? and I picked a non riding cheap DS to fit the rest of my team  14

Pointless when the startlist is only updated on the morning of the race...............

Philippe Gilbert
Pierre Rolland
Joaquin Rodriguez
Giovanni Visconti
Mauro Santambrogio
Domenico Pozzovivo
Mikel Landa
Nathan Brown
Gorka Verdugo

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Well I've got

Alberto Contador (SAX)
Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Ivan Basso (LIQ)
Fabio Duarte (COL)
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Mauro Santambrogio (BMC)
John Darwin Atapuma (COL)
Miguel Angel Rubiano (AND)

the big ones still in there. Anyone watching at the moment,

crash with Tiralongo and Mollema? and Nibali

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AWPeleton [3293 posts] 3 years ago
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Yep, 31k to go and Nibali and Tiralongo go down heavily. Both back up and cycling but not looking good.

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