Tour of Medatarian

by spurs810   February 4, 2013  

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posted by simon F [872 posts]
5th February 2013 - 13:06

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rcorbin wrote:
picked a team but what the hell is Greipel doing there?!? Extra leg work?

My idea of the Stage 1 winner!!

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
5th February 2013 - 19:01

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Pinotti and Lodewyck shown in BMC team on pro cycling stats and cycling fever but not on start list? Also Sep van Marck just finished in Mallorca......

posted by stevemarks [335 posts]
5th February 2013 - 20:37

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They also say Vichot is riding?

posted by stevemarks [335 posts]
5th February 2013 - 20:42

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I checked the lists a couple of hours ago and they weren't on, plan was to do a full check tonight to pick up late changes and Vaconsoleil's replacement for Hoogerland so the list will be updated again before the race starts.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
5th February 2013 - 20:58

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Done the full update and there's some fairly hefty changes. I was expecting a few but now there's no Renshaw, no Voigt, no Bak or Henderson, Millar, Bobridge, Vanmarcke and Astraloza to name a few of the big names.

Plus most of the smaller teams have decided to rework their teams too.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
5th February 2013 - 21:23

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I've chucked in a few riders to each team, will be running them both as purist as I am doing Qatar, getting Oman ready to open......plus details of the Med are sketchy to see the least Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8167 posts]
5th February 2013 - 22:07

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Yeah, my standard team won't have many transfers made except before/after the ITT. Won't be over thinking it though, just picking on instinct.

I'm also not looking forward to scoring this, given the ToQ is an ASO race and results are patchy I can only imagine how long it'll take me to do these.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
5th February 2013 - 22:36

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Im curious about the Volta too, looks like they may not be updating the website

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3507 posts]
5th February 2013 - 22:53

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Well I haven't even looked at stage 1 sprinters because the first half of the stage will drop some of the sprinters just there to test their legs Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8167 posts]
5th February 2013 - 23:02

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Gkam84 wrote:
Well I haven't even looked at stage 1 sprinters because the first half of the stage will drop some of the sprinters just there to test their legs Wink

Ive gone for semi sprinters I guess you could call them, and then 4 TT guys

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3507 posts]
5th February 2013 - 23:34

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Well I haven't even looked at stage 1 sprinters because the first half of the stage will drop some of the sprinters just there to test their legs Wink

Ive gone for semi sprinters I guess you could call them, and then 4 TT guys

But even picking TT guys isn't gonna be that straight forward! Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1408 posts]
6th February 2013 - 0:12

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Im curious about the Volta too, looks like they may not be updating the website

I've started a topic about that. It all seems to be on Facebook instead.

posted by simon F [872 posts]
6th February 2013 - 9:31

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simon F wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Im curious about the Volta too, looks like they may not be updating the website

I've started a topic about that. It all seems to be on Facebook instead.

Ive seen, its more the results as much as anything I have the stage info and can get the rosters from cyclingfever etc

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3507 posts]
6th February 2013 - 10:24

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no pichot and malacarne says the europcar facebook page
cousin and gaudin instead

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 11:20

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Cousin and Gaudin were in the initial list but were replaced when the latest list came out last night with Pichot and Malacarne. When was the Europcar facebook last updated?

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th February 2013 - 11:24

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its a message from 2 hours ago
but i don't know both cycling fever and procycling stats have pichot and malacarne listed

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 11:32

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its like they say nothing changes as match as a woman's
mood except for a cycling start list:)

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 11:33

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Official start list from 3rd Feb has Gaudin/Cousin but it also lists Julien Berard for AG2R who's currently in Qatar riding the ToQ so I doubt it's the most up to date. The official one is also missing the changes to BMCs roster amongst others.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th February 2013 - 11:34

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Pick Pichot or not pick Pichot that is the question? Crying

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
6th February 2013 - 11:36

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#TourMed Non-partants : Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) et Leonardo Duque (Colombia)

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 12:42

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Oh dear, there'll be some annoyed people over Taaramae, any idea why he's not riding?

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th February 2013 - 12:47

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drheaton wrote:
Oh dear, there'll be some annoyed people over Taaramae, any idea why he's not riding?

Yes me!!!!!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3507 posts]
6th February 2013 - 12:53

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This looks like a final start list, Pichot and Malacarne are riding for Europcar

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/24233-tour-mediterraneen-les-partant...

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th February 2013 - 12:59

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Oh dear, there'll be some annoyed people over Taaramae, any idea why he's not riding?

Yes me!!!!!

Est moi aussi(this twitter feed is doing wonders for my Francais!!)

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
6th February 2013 - 13:01

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I've started using https://twitter.com/pelotonwatch if you want sporadic updates in English.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th February 2013 - 13:05

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rein in my purist team
should have never trusted him always something
could be a real good rider if he would not have
al these problems

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 13:11

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Live ticker for those interested (in French) (already listed in Stage 1 thread)

http://direct.directvelo.com/live-course/1526/tour-mediterraneen-1ere-et...

posted by simon F [872 posts]
6th February 2013 - 13:14

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drheaton wrote:
I've started using https://twitter.com/pelotonwatch if you want sporadic updates in English.

He's decent, but at the end of the day, he's just a guy sitting watching the live feed like anyone else Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8167 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:06

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True, but I'm sat at my desk at work watching nothing so it's an improvement!

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:18

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