TDU Stage 5

by Gkam84   January 26, 2013  

Good morning..

We have a break of 7 today

Jens Mouris
Klaas Lodewyck
Manuele Boaro
Thomas De Gendt
Tomasz Marczynski
Koen De Kort
Calvin Watson

The first sprint went to De Gendt ahead of Boaro and Mouris.

Thankfully I took in De Gendt overnight as I knew he could cope with Old Wullunga hill, didn't expect him in the break though.

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Time gap now 2:22. Peloton averaged 56.4kmh between km 86 and km 91

Now the peloton have backed it off a little to not reel the break in to quick

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 4:00

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Through the second sprint and the gap is down to 1.49

Result of the 2nd Jayco Sprint at Snapper Point.

Tomasz Marczynski
Calvin Watson
Koen De Kort

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 4:15

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I guess no-one else is awake, I should really create another account and talk to myself Wink

35km to go and the gap comes under a minute

Blanco really pushing hard on the front to reel them in. De Gendt trying to stay away in the break, but no-one else seems to have the pace, he wants to hit the climb with a gap, so that he can stay with the peloton

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 4:33

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Im awake now Gkam, to see the finish, I couldnt have stayed u for all the coverage.

Break has pretty much been caught now

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 4:47

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I'm awake, been here from the start. De Gendt was my pick.

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posted by technojim [28 posts]
26th January 2013 - 4:52

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1st KOM at Old Willunga Hill: Eros Capecchi, Jose Herrada, Guillaume Bonnafond, Jurgen Roelandts, Andrey Kashechkin, Andrey Amador

THAT will be the only scoring KoM today because its classed as a summit finish Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:05

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I think those riders may stay away Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:11

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Or not

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:13

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Here we go, hit the bottom of the climb 3.5km to go and its anyone's stage

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:14

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Slagter has got this race

Gerrans wins

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:20

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whats with the lets just watch the leader when they could watch the rest off the riders Angry

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:21

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I was on a bit of a delay......

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:22

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Well I took gerrrans out last night for gilbert....Fail! at least he is in my purist team

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:23

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My Purist team is loving the 2nd place rider Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:25

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Not too good for me... I even picked the wrong brother in orange.... Yawn Yawn

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:31

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Gerrans
Slagter
Moreno
J Izagirre
Machado
Kelderman
G Izagirre
Valls
Pietropolli
Kelderman

I didn't put in either carrots today because I want to shoot them, they come out all guns blazing this tour, but did my teams nothing last year.

Time for a coffee, then onto the scores

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:32

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Anyway back to bed now for a bit!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:34

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Im with you ter Big Grin Big Grin

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:37

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I'm up now, might aswell just stay up, make a day of it and early beds to catch tomorrows stage Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 5:40

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Just uploading scores now..... Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 6:38

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Gained my fourth badge(KOM for Gerrans in purist)and up in to 240th place overall afetr a shocking start.

Bought in Guardini and Fenn for Kerby and Hansen for the last stage burn up:

Greipel
Guardini
DeMare
Fenn
Moreno
Thomas
Pietropolli
Slagter
Hermans

posted by ray silvester [1743 posts]
26th January 2013 - 8:55

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Argh! I had EIGHT scoring riders... Balls.

I did get KoM badge though and even with 30 penalty points managed my 'High Stage Score' badge too with 183 points, just damn annoyed I missed out on the Full House badge by one rider.

Also had two of the top three AGAIN Angry

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
26th January 2013 - 10:12

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Im annoyed i dropped Gerrans for Gilbert last night, but my best score yet of 137

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
26th January 2013 - 10:29

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Gkam your doing an excellent job with uploading the scores. Thanks v much

posted by SammyG [295 posts]
26th January 2013 - 10:31

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SammyG wrote:
Gkam your doing an excellent job with uploading the scores. Thanks v much

I'll second that Nerd

posted by ray silvester [1743 posts]
26th January 2013 - 10:46

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yeah your doing well gkam!

every morning i have woken up and the scores are up, vast improvement on last year.

no offense to the people of last year lol.

posted by Lost faith in t... [119 posts]
26th January 2013 - 11:16

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Dammit Gkam, stop setting the bar so high!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
26th January 2013 - 11:21

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Thanks folks. It is only up so early cause I don't sleep much at the best of times.

What I will say, just because the scores are up when you all roll out of bed, doesn't mean it was any quicker than last year.

It still takes a few hours from stage finish to me updating them.

So don't expect me to be the same with Qatar. It will be a couple of hours and because its a bit closer, you will all be awake moaning that I haven't done them yet Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8684 posts]
26th January 2013 - 13:01

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@Gkam
Glad the ticker-tapes working faster than those carrier pigeons last year Nerd
You're doing a grand job Big Hug

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
26th January 2013 - 13:18

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Just made my transfers for the final stage and my one question is - how the hell did Tyler Farrar end up in my team yesterday? I certainly didn't pick him Crying

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7906 posts]
27th January 2013 - 1:40

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