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Come on people's, who is out of bed? I've just to grab my 40 winks. Been up all night analysing the USADA documents. There are MANY interesting parts to it.

If anyone would like a copy of all the documents. Give me a shout. I now have them on DVD, just incase the site is taken down for any reason. Plus it means you can read it all offline  3

So back to Beijing, Who's your man for today?

I have Sanchez, Martin, Hesjedal and Nocentini in my team and hoping FDJ will stick to their promise of breaks. So Roux has stayed in my team  3

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I've gone with the following:-

Ryder
EBH
Capecchi
HH

Marczynski
Nocentini
Howard
Geslin
Cummings

Wanted SS but messed up my transfers, so will prob have too settle for another below 50 score!

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 3 years ago
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I've stuck with Roux as well... Made the transfers I planned on for today - Sammy Sanchez (he said Euskatel had targeted this stage) and Dan Martin. Have Ligthart in the break who seems to be picking up KOM points.

The BREAK is - Ladagnous, Grivko, Ligthart, Hoogerland, Nieve, Bennett, Meier. They had 4:41 with 90km to go, which I think was about 15 mins ago.

My TEAM is...
Dan Martin
Sammy Sanchez
Edvald BH
Greg Henderson for tomorrow
Roux
Ligthart
Slagter
Fenn
Guarnieri (wish I'd gone for Gavazzi from the start but never mind...)

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 3 years ago
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Actually that was ages ago - its now 3:40 with 63km left...

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simon F [993 posts] 3 years ago
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Ligthart is your man so far - two mountains and 1 sprint to him.

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 3 years ago
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Yep - "Pim's number one"!

Sorry.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Well laurel and Hardy seem to be bigging up all my riders for this stage!  7
Which def isn't good for me!  31

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simon F [993 posts] 3 years ago
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"Chink in the armour" from Harmon. Really?

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simon F [993 posts] 3 years ago
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Drinking too much Pim's - he gets most aggressive rider of the day.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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NO.....Don't let EBH go away  14

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Go EBH!!!  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Noooooo!!! that was the longest last 1km ever wasn't it??  13

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Beauty.....What perfect timing  19

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Tell you, they couldn't have gone any closer. EBH though he had it and slowed a touch to be caught ON THE LINE.

I was wanting Martin to get it, but he got second. EBH thrid

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 3 years ago
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I think...
4 Nocentini
5 Rui Costa
6 Slagter
So I got 2,3,6 - better than usual!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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3,4 & 7 for me, vast improvement on stages 1&2  1

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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Gavazzi
Martin
EBH
Nocentini
Rui Costa
Slagter
Capecchi
Moser
Frank
Piertropolli

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simon F [993 posts] 3 years ago
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1 Francesco GAVAZZI ITA AST 28 4:05:07
2 Daniel MARTIN IRL GRS 26 +0
3 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 25 +0
4 Rinaldo NOCENTINI ITA ALM 35 +0
5 Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA POR MOV 26 +0
6 Tom Jelte SLAGTER NED RAB 23 +0
7 Eros CAPECCHI ITA LIQ 26 +0
8 Moreno MOSER ITA LIQ 22 +0
9 Mathias FRANK SUI BMC 26 +0
10 Daniele PIETROPOLLI ITA LAM 32 +0

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TERatcliffe26 [4469 posts] 3 years ago
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2,3,4 for me

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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2,4,8 for me so far and I must go out again  2 then time for a wee sleep before I finish of reading USADA's stuff. Not much left to go  19

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TERatcliffe26 [4469 posts] 3 years ago
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1,3,4,6,7,8 in the GC too...question is what will happen tomorrow, do i bring any sprinters in  39

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simon F [993 posts] 3 years ago
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GC :-
1 Tony MARTIN GER OPQ 27 9:35:52
2 Francesco GAVAZZI ITA AST 28 +40
3 Daniel MARTIN IRL GRS 26 +50
4 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 25 +52
5 Eros CAPECCHI ITA LIQ 26 +52
6 Rinaldo NOCENTINI ITA ALM 35 +56
7 Tomasz MARCZYNSKI POL VCD 28 +56
8 Rafal MAJKA POL STB 23 +56
9 Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA POR MOV 26 +1:00
10 Tim WELLENS BEL LTB 21 +1:00

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simon F [993 posts] 3 years ago
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11 Simon CLARKE AUS OGE 26 +0
12 Tomasz MARCZYNSKI POL VCD 28 +0
13 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ ESP EUS 34 +0
14 Rafal MAJKA POL STB 23 +0
15 Tony MARTIN GER OPQ 27 +0
16 Ivan VELASCO MURILLO ESP EUS 32 +0
17 Tim WELLENS BEL LTB 21 +0
18 Steven KRUIJSWIJK NED RAB 25 +0
19 Tanel KANGERT EST AST 25 +0
20 Stephen CUMMINGS GBR BMC 31 +0

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TERatcliffe26 [4469 posts] 3 years ago
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so not bad 7 of 9 in the top 20, only bos and guarneri (but will get 5 points) not in there

2,3,4,11,12,14,15

then 6 in the top 10 of GC

1,3,4,6,7,8

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stumps [3189 posts] 3 years ago
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poor 2,3,5,11 and 12 plus whatever gc points. Not going to climb at all today.

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 3 years ago
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1,2,3 .....not too bad . . .where did Theo Bos come? And Andrew Fenn?

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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2,3,5,12 13; would have liked Slagter but couldn't quite afford him. SS a bit of a disappointment, but brought in Henderson and Fenn for tomorrow.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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@Gkam84 Also went to bed late yesterday as I didn't realise the time after looking through the reasoned case bit. have you looked at VeloNews or velonation, quite a few blogs on it. Still some deniers or doubters. We're getting down to philosophical scepticism now.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm through most of it now. All the pdf's have my computer going mad, lol

There will always be doubters and reading through it all, there is still room for the doubters. A bit like area 51, 9/11....etc

Its mainly a case of he said, she said, he saw, she saw and since Lance didn't dispute it, we've just got to go with what we've been given. So as much as I liked Lance (more for his charity work than cycling) I have to say, its pretty clear that he was doping. To what level and how much will never be known, but he was using substances.