TDU Stage 1

by Gkam84   January 22, 2013  

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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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 4:38

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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 Smile

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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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 4:52

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:03

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Finally got it on Sky with 7.7km to go Smile

I'll get the scores up asap on the forum

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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:09

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Griepel wins by about 10 miles.....No-one anywhere near Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:19

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That did not turn out well for me!

Greipel
Demare
Renshaw
Ponzi
Von Hoff
Ferrari
Pietropolli
EBH
Rojas
Dempster

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:21

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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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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:22

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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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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:25

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It would have gone well for my purist team had I not changed it all after the Classic Sad 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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:31

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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 Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 5:39

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Any blame with the scoring today is firmly on MY shoulders......GO ON, find something wrong. I DARE YOU Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 8:50

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You didn't give me any points for Goss!

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

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 8:56

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 9:05

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I had 3 fail transfers. NOT good for a first stage Crying

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

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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 9:47

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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.

posted by rcorbin [213 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 9:53

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140 standard, 151 purist, typical...

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

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 10:04

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kerby got most combative *and* last home points Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7433 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 10:24

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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 Thinking

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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 10:32

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Transferred out EBH and Renshaw! Crying Had Kerby though Smile Smile 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.

posted by Alan Tullett [1457 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 10:42

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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 Big Grin

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 10:55

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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.

posted by Kingrolo [41 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 13:18

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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?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 14:50

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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 15:22

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
ive got all basis covered, I should have the winner in my team Wink (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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 15:57

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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.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 19:22

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I have just dropped Griepel, I don't see him being there at the finish tomorrow

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posted by Gkam84 [8935 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 19:43

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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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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8253 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 20:07

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drheaton wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
ive got all basis covered, I should have the winner in my team Wink (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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 21:38

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Youve gotta go demare, for the young rider class. Thinking

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Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 22:12

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I just made my first in-game transfer in over a year. I feel so dirty... Sad

Peer pressure made me drop Griepel and put in Gilbert, which is making my Standard Team look a lot like my Purist Team. Thinking

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 22:15

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