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So I was going to give my lovely public the full story. Updates, Points during the race, KoM points.....etc

But thanks to the f***wits at the Tour Down Under (geo only coverage and no radio coverage this year for the first time) and my "friends" at Sky (We are currently upgrading Sky Go. Please check back in a few hours. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.), I cannot do either.

So I thought I'd fill you in on what I do know.

Jordan Kerby racing for Uni of South Australia has been your main breakaway guy all day.

At times he was joined by Jack Bobridge, Manuele Boaro and Graeme Brown.

Good old Jens Voigt has a go to get clear, but never came off.

Kerby WILL be your KoM jersey wearer at the end of the stage.

Other than that, The race might aswell have been in North Korea. NO decent twitter updates from anyone in Oz, no-one outside of Oz seems to be able to access anything and the whole thing is just a shambles.

First world tour race of the season......CRAP

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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This is what I am reduced to

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive just go up to the same Gkam, sky upgrading sky go so cannot watch it which is a joke

Back to sleep it is then for me

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I got a link if you are still on the go

http://www.time4tv.com/2012/10/sky-sports-1.html

As long as you don't go full screen, it works perfect  1

Also, I'm doing this are a trial to check I'm doing it right, you might want to log in and grab the stage CSV and fill it up....Then email it to Dave?

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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Sky are back online!

Righto, ive just downloaded the CSV for the stage so will do that when I get up and then send to Dave

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Finally got it on Sky with 7.7km to go  1

I'll get the scores up asap on the forum

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Griepel wins by about 10 miles.....No-one anywhere near  19

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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That did not turn out well for me!

Greipel
Demare
Renshaw
Ponzi
Von Hoff
Ferrari
Pietropolli
EBH
Rojas
Dempster

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 10 Stage

Griepel
Demare
Renshaw
Ponzi
Von Hoff
Ferrari
Pietropolli
EBH
Rojas
Dempster

Top 10 GC

Greipel
Demmare
Renshaw
Gerrans
Gilbert
De Gendt
Pineau
Ponzi
Rojas
Impey

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Turned out great for my purist team....

Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
Andre Greipel (LOT)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Marcel Sieberg (LOT)
Daniele Pietropolli (LAM)

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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It would have gone well for my purist team had I not changed it all after the Classic  2 had Pietropolli all week in both teams till I decided to mess it all up, same goes for Demare

My Purist team did better than my Normal team anyway

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Snap, annoying that I transferred out points yesterday.

You looked at the csv? Do you put in rankings like Finish Line 1,2,3, or points gained  39

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Any blame with the scoring today is firmly on MY shoulders......GO ON, find something wrong. I DARE YOU  26

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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You didn't give me any points for Goss!

Oh wait... that's because he's rubbish  14

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 3 years ago
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Foolishly transferred out Renshaw to facilitate purchase of Kittel and Sutton. However, Jordan Kerby is my new boyfriend having scored approximately a million points (including Lanterne Rouge!). Now, to tinker, or not to tinker...

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I had 3 fail transfers. NOT good for a first stage  20

Andrew Fenn in for Thomas de Gendt
Tomasz Marczynski in for Simone Ponzi
Francesco Gavazzi in for Philippe Gilbert

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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124 on the stage, average start to the year I think. I had Griepel, Renshaw and Von Hoff top 5 and Gerrans up in the GC somewhere but that's it.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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140 standard, 151 purist, typical...

Anyway, my 'challenge' team scored a tidy 59 points, not bad with just 6 riders  4

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 3 years ago
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kerby got most combative *and* last home points  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Snap, annoying that I transferred out points yesterday.

You looked at the csv? Do you put in rankings like Finish Line 1,2,3, or points gained  39

Gonna look at it now, fell asleep after my last post

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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Transferred out EBH and Renshaw!  20 Had Kerby though  1 1 Shouldn't have paid so much attention to the classic! Not a good indicator. Still, not too far down really, a lot to play for, as no-one did very well.

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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99 points for purist so OK with that but a shocking 68 for standard and switching Guardini and Kittel for Kelderman and DeMare for stage 2.....wrong UniSA rider in both teams with Watson standard and Howson pure but with the way Kerby rode and with the comments of Pat Jonker it seems that there may well be a UniSA attack on every stage.

Can't wait for a bit of Gorilla/Manx action this season  4

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Kingrolo [50 posts] 3 years ago
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Chuffed with 163 for my purist team which puts me in 6th overall in the purist league which is exactly where I was at the end of last season.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Raise your hand if you're not drafting EBH into your team tonight. *raises hand*

I assume everyone thinks tonight is a small field sprint finish, anyone think Gripel/Goss can stay with them or are we looking at a Gilbert/Gerrans type selection?

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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ive got all basis covered, I should have the winner in my team  3 (unless its Gilbert)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

ive got all basis covered, I should have the winner in my team  3 (unless its Gilbert)

Bah, I'm not getting into the 'nod nod wink wink' crap this year, cards on the table, dropped Goss and Cimolai for Gilbert and Gerrans. Expecting a hard mans spring but got Griepel, Demare and Kittel in there just in case it all stays together.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Boo hoo, my purist team and standard teamalmost matched. Butmy alter ego, Hugh Lupus, who is doing the DS challenge and nothin g else is fourth overall....so will he forget the ds challenge and go for the race win??? Whats the prize???
anyway, ebh is joinin gmy squad tonight,as is demare with goss and ano hittin gthe tarmac.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I have just dropped Griepel, I don't see him being there at the finish tomorrow

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Simon_MacMichael [2448 posts] 3 years ago
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Just dropped him too, expecting a big selection on that last climb... really, there's only two places in the entire race likely to be hugely influential for GC, so I can see fireworks and some teams really pushing it. And that's made me realise there is a rider I should have put in my team but haven't. Ho hum.

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TERatcliffe26 [4586 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

ive got all basis covered, I should have the winner in my team  3 (unless its Gilbert)

Bah, I'm not getting into the 'nod nod wink wink' crap this year, cards on the table, dropped Goss and Cimolai for Gilbert and Gerrans. Expecting a hard mans spring but got Griepel, Demare and Kittel in there just in case it all stays together.

ok fair enough, EBH and Gerrans for Goss and Kittel

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Youve gotta go demare, for the young rider class.  39

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