Tour de Med - Stage 1

by drheaton   February 6, 2013  

Tour de Med starts with a 'flat stage'.  However, the stage is pretty bumpy for the first half and there's a real chance that some sprinters may get dropped if the peloton is going for it.

My team is sprint/climbing TTers split with

Griepel, Feillu, Oss, Turgot, Nizzolo, Navardauskas, Clement, Roy, Pauriol

and my Purist team is:

Voeckler, Talansky, Izagirre, Roy, Roux, Boom, Sicard, Pellizotti, Routley

So, hands up, who's picked Schleck?

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Live text seems to have missed the cat 2 climb and gone straight to the intermediate sprint:

Résultat du sprint intermédiaire :
1 Thomas Vaubourzeix (La Pomme Marseille)
2 Will Routley (Accent Jobs-Wanty)
3 Théo Vimpère (BigMat-Auber 93)

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
6th February 2013 - 13:22

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Schleck's been dropped it seems Crying

posted by ray silvester [1424 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:04

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Perhaps might get some Lanterne Rouge points...? Wink

Standard Team...
I too had Taaramae Sad
Greipel (to be replaced after stage 1)
Mollema
Kiserlovski
Sutherland
Navardauskas
Morabito
Klemme
Dekker

posted by d_jp [88 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:29

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ray silvester wrote:
Schleck's been dropped it seems Crying

Cool

d_jp has a good point though, maybe some Lanterne Rouge points for you today.

Gap of 1'32" at 25km so it looks like it'll come back together for a Griepel win.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:34

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Just switched on and seen withdrawals. Mt pursit team has lost vanmarcke, nordhaug and duque so thats me buggered. With taaramae in my standard (not to bad i suppose)

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2323 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:41

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Greipel wins - to nobody's surprise

posted by simon F [788 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:55

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Changed...

Classement non-officiel :
1 André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2 Matteo Pelucchi (Iam Cycling)
3 Maxime Daniel (Sojasun) ?

posted by simon F [788 posts]
6th February 2013 - 14:59

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What does Greipel do now.....withdraw?

posted by ray silvester [1424 posts]
6th February 2013 - 15:06

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Top 7 non-officiel :
1 André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2 Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
3 Maxime Daniel (Sojasun)
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack)
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol)
6 Mathieu Drujon (BigMat-Auber 93)
7 Klaas Lodewyck (BMC)

posted by andynic [39 posts]
6th February 2013 - 15:10

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1 GREIPEL Andre Lotto Belisol Team 16 20 2 PELUCCHI Matteo IAM Cycling 11 12 3 DANIEL Maxime Sojasun 6 7 4 NIZZOLO Giacomo RadioShack - Leopard 5 5 5 ROELANDTS Jurgen Lotto Belisol Team 4 4 6 DRUJON Mathieu Big Mat - Auber 93 2 3 7 LODEWYCK Klaas BMC Racing Team 2

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 15:10

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Top 7 non-officiel :
1 André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2 Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
3 Maxime Daniel (Sojasun)
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack)
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol)
6 Mathieu Drujon (BigMat-Auber 93)
7 Klaas Lodewyck (BMC)

posted by NeilG83 [165 posts]
6th February 2013 - 15:12

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ray silvester wrote:
What does Greipel do now.....withdraw?

He's not terrible against the clock and the TT isn't particularly long so I think he tries to put in a good time and show off the leaders jersey. After that? Who knows.

Friday is a bumpy stage rather than hugely difficult and all the climbs are decent practice for the Tour and some of the classics like Milan-San Remo.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
6th February 2013 - 15:13

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I've gone for a mix it up thinking of the lumps and the TT but hoping for some kind of bunch sprint

Greipel
Navardauskas
Kiserlovski
Vichot
Turgot
Ligthart
Quitero
R Kreder
Larsson

and Purist
Rolland,Pinot,Talansky,Roche,
Ista,Bole,
Quitero,SCHLECK,Ghyselinck........ Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1253 posts]
6th February 2013 - 17:23

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Top 10 de l'étape :
1 André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
2 Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
3 Maxime Daniel (Sojasun)
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack)
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol)
6 Mathieu Drujon (BigMat-Auber 93)
7 Klaas Lodewyck (BMC)
8 Moreno Hofland (Blanco)
9 Thor Hushovd (BMC)
10 Raymond Kreder (Garmin-Sharp)

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1253 posts]
6th February 2013 - 17:25

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really glad I took out Greipel and Husvold in the last moments before the deadline.

posted by leortp [52 posts]
6th February 2013 - 17:35

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Etapa 1 y General:
1 GREIPEL André LTB 3:25:23 Palmarés completo
2 PELUCCHI Matteo IAM à 0''
3 DANIEL Maxime SOJ ''
4 NIZZOLO Giacomo RLT ''
5 ROELANDTS Jurgen LTB ''
6 DRUJON Mathieu BIG ''
7 LODEWYCK Klaas BMC ''
8 HOFLAND Moreno BLA ''
9 HUSHOVD Thor BMC ''
10 KREDER Raymond GRS ''
11 TURGOT Sébastien EUC ''
12 LÖVKVIST Thomas IAM ''
13 NAPOLITANO Danilo AJW ''
14 KREUZIGER Roman TST ''
15 EL FARES Julien SOJ ''
16 LE BOULCH Dimitri BIG ''
17 DEBUSSCHERE Jens LTB ''
18 BOL Jetse BLA ''
19 BACON Romain BIG ''
20 ROCHE Nicolas TST ''

result availeble at biciclismo

andy
rein
duque
scherlincks

DNS or DNF

peraud allready lost 33 secconds

and a group with gavazzi and kern lost over 9 minutes

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 17:38

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at procycling stats you can find the rest of the results

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
6th February 2013 - 17:43

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Ok, scores updating as I type. Have a look and let me know if you don't agree with anything.

Note, I haven't been able to find a combative rider prize award anywhere so haven't added the points in (even though you can guarantee they would go to Vimpere). If I spot a combative award anywhere I'll add it otherwise it'll have to stay out.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
6th February 2013 - 18:24

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Wig_Billy wrote:
I'm trying for some badges today.

Success Big Grin. I got the Stage Podium, High Roller & Podium badges. But I think there's been a mistake with the Podium badge because I only had 1st, 2nd & 4th. Has Nizzolo been credited with 3rd?

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
6th February 2013 - 19:13

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No, ill check the spreadsheet but I'm pretty sure I scored him for 4th.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
6th February 2013 - 19:45

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Yeah, my bad, I'd mis-scored Maxime Daniel (20 instead of 25) so he was being picked up as 4th highest scorer and not third.

Updating now.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
6th February 2013 - 19:53

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Is there a badge for scoring 1 point? Crying

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Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1141 posts]
6th February 2013 - 21:03

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Andy Schleck has done a Schleck already??? He has cost me money at the bookies, he has reneged on the solemn bond of choosing to be in my fantasy team, and now he has gypped me again. What a schlecker!

posted by Sanderville [170 posts]
6th February 2013 - 23:20

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Sanderville wrote:
Andy Schleck has done a Schleck already??? He has cost me money at the bookies, he has reneged on the solemn bond of choosing to be in my fantasy team, and now he has gypped me again. What a schlecker!

If only we had a pic of Andy in happier circumstances to take away your pain... ooh, hang on...

Andy Schleck at 2013 TDU (Santos Tour Down Under, Regallo).jpg
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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7281 posts]
6th February 2013 - 23:26

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This tactic of trying to get as much racing in as possible before the TdF is really working well for him...

You get the impression that he doesn't really want to struggle along like all the other guys and if he can't be great he doesn't want to take part. From the sounds of it the only reason he managed so much of the TdU is because Voigt kept shouting at him.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
7th February 2013 - 8:16

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looks like those 3 points are not such a bargain after all.

There is one poni though. Whilst Andy is not making a miracle recovery and is struggling we know there's a pretty good chance he's clean. If he had come back and torn up the hills in the TdU, maybe we'd be unsure.

meanwhile looks like Jens and Fabian and Chris and Andreas and Yaroslav and Gregory and Haimar get to spend another year yelling at another Schleck.

I do agree though, I think both Schlecks have motivational issues and rely purely on talent. They seem ready with the excuses too quickly when other riders grit their teeth and fight on. Odd when you look at who their team mates are.

posted by robdaykin [150 posts]
7th February 2013 - 9:30

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Is there a badge for scoring 1 point? Crying

I can beat that i scored 0 on my purist team Crying Crying

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2323 posts]
7th February 2013 - 9:38

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robdaykin wrote:
looks like those 3 points are not such a bargain after all.

There is one poni though. Whilst Andy is not making a miracle recovery and is struggling we know there's a pretty good chance he's clean. If he had come back and torn up the hills in the TdU, maybe we'd be unsure.

You mean, like Contador did....

I know that was different and that he came back from a ban and not from an injury but it never felt right how good he was so quickly after getting back into racing.

robdaykin wrote:
I do agree though, I think both Schlecks have motivational issues and rely purely on talent. They seem ready with the excuses too quickly when other riders grit their teeth and fight on. Odd when you look at who their team mates are.

Agreed, they seem far too eager to give excuses when things go wrong. I think though that that is part of their cycling experience, even from a young age they've both been protected and molly-coddled as stars whereas other riders have had to work their way up the hard way (including the likes of Wiggins) and perhaps have 'earned' their status whereas, to a certain extent, the Schleck haven't.

posted by drheaton [3163 posts]
7th February 2013 - 9:39

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I transferred in Pinotti and Navardauskas for Nizzolo and B.Feillu having missed Greipel on stage 1 and scoring only 34 points.

Rogers
Navardauskas
Monfort
Talansky
Roy
Chaves
LeMevel
Santaromita
Pinotti

I've already lost Schleck AND Taaramae from my purist team leaving just Nieve,Roche,Martin,Montaguti,Mollema,Quintero and LeMevel to try and improve on my 1 pt from stage 1 Sick

posted by silas chime [207 posts]
7th February 2013 - 11:24

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stumps wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
Is there a badge for scoring 1 point? Crying

I can beat that i scored 0 on my purist team Crying Crying

Same here 'Stumps' I got 0 as well, on my standard team with eight riders Thinking , but I managed to squeeze a whole 50 points out of my decimated purist team, five riders left Crying. Stage two will be a shocker as well because I couldn't change anything as I was away Sad

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posted by cidermart [433 posts]
7th February 2013 - 16:48

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