Tour Mediterraneen stage 4

by drheaton   February 9, 2013  

If you haven't seen it elsewhere this is a heads up that Garmin have had all their bikes stolen and 'probably' won't start today's stage.

At this point in time there's no official confirmation on whether they'll start the stage or not so they're still in the game BUT Garmin riders are tweeting that they aren't going to ride so be aware of this.

Deadline for transfers is 11am UK time.

Also note, it is possible to make penalty transfers (extra transfer in addition to your usual two per stage) at a cost of 10 points per transfer.

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Roche
Ten Dam
Izagirre
Boom
Monfort
Lofkvist
Roy
Roux
Pellizotti

-40 points Cool

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
9th February 2013 - 12:18

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Non-starters: (in addition to Garmin Sharp) Pinotti, Kiserlovski, El Fares, Giraud, Jarrier, Malacarne, Bacquet, Taciak.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
9th February 2013 - 12:50

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Breakaway 7km in: Julian Kern, Urtasun, Martijn Keizer, Brice Feillu, Juan Arango, Geoffroy Lequatre.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
9th February 2013 - 12:52

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obutterwick wrote:
Breakaway 7km in: Julian Kern, Urtasun, Martijn Keizer, Brice Feillu, Juan Arango, Geoffroy Lequatre.

Boooo i needed Vimpere to go in for mountain points, should still be in the top 5 though come the end of today

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
9th February 2013 - 12:56

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obutterwick wrote:
Non-starters: (in addition to Garmin Sharp) Pinotti, Kiserlovski, El Fares, Giraud, Jarrier, Malacarne, Bacquet, Taciak.

Darn you kiserlovski Angry

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1697 posts]
9th February 2013 - 13:11

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Talansky, Schleck and Ista gone from my purist! Crying

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1697 posts]
9th February 2013 - 13:16

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I've got 2 Garmin riders in my standard and purist teams. Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
9th February 2013 - 13:17

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Camacho abandons. Damn.

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
9th February 2013 - 13:19

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Just found out about garmin so talansky and nava are both going to cost me. Time zone penalty for me today. Maybe i can make it up during the Tour of Cali or the USA pro cycling challenge.

posted by scorekeeper [18 posts]
9th February 2013 - 13:33

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posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
9th February 2013 - 13:47

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I have 2 in the break, but I have Garmin in both my teams, 2 in purist.....This race has been a shambles by the organisers. Lets delete it and don't do points Devil Devil Devil Devil Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8685 posts]
9th February 2013 - 14:53

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No no no no thats bike racing, the unexpected Smile Dont delete the stage haha, just go with it, my team has done so badly, ive gone from 2nd overall to 30th because of 20 points in the Indiv-TT! and dan martins out for me Sad

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
9th February 2013 - 14:57

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Ha ha surely it can't much worse for me Crying

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posted by cidermart [456 posts]
9th February 2013 - 15:04

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Brought Martin in last night. 20 penalty points to take him and Talansky out this am and now I find that El Fares DNS Sad Thank god there's only one more stage of this Sick

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 15:22

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Kreuziger DNF's. I'm glad about my last minute coin tossing this am now.

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 15:26

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FFS. Kreuziger abandons.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
9th February 2013 - 15:26

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he he he if anyone has a purist or standard team
with 9 finishers today he should go to the casino tonight:)

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
9th February 2013 - 15:41

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FWIW & FYI

14h58

Résultat du sprint intermédiaire de Signe :

Martijn Keizer
Julian Kern
Juan Esteban Arango

15h44

Passage au sommet du Col de Garde :

1. Pablo Urtasun
2. Brice Feillu
3. Jean-Marc Marino

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 15:47

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"Well f@#! me gently with a chainsaw Veronica!" I have got some points at least with Feilu and Arango.

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posted by cidermart [456 posts]
9th February 2013 - 16:07

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JC Peraud wins.

Looks like Geniez got 4th so that mostly covers my penalty points.

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 16:07

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1 Peraud 2 Reda 3 ? 4 Geniez 5? 6 Rebellin

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 16:10

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GC

1. Monfort
2. Boom 1"
3. Lövkvist 2"
4. Peraud 2"
5. Roche 22"

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 16:22

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EDIT

16h18

1. Jean-Christophe Péraud (AG2R La Mondiale)
2. Francisco Reda (Androni Giocattoli)
3. Bauke Mollema (Blanco)
4. Alexandre Geniez (FDJ)
5. Matteo Montaguti (AG2R)
6. Thomas Lövkvist (IAM)
7. Ivan Santaromita (BMC)
8. Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat)
9. Nicolas Roche (Saxo)
10. Ion Izagirre (Euskaltel)
11. Thibaut PInot (FDJ)
12. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)
13. Amaël Moinard (BMC)
14. Arthur Vichot (FDJ)

Maxime Monfort (Radioshack) prendrait le maillot pour 1".

posted by simon F [978 posts]
9th February 2013 - 16:24

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Average day for me, I think. Had picked Peraud, but the only Izagirre and Roche in the top finishers. Can never remember how many points you get for GC; I also have Monfort and Boom.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1019 posts]
9th February 2013 - 17:09

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Provisional scores updating at the minute. I may need to update them again once the official ones are released though.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
9th February 2013 - 17:52

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A stage win with only 6 riders! I'm delighted with that. Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
9th February 2013 - 18:05

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Ahhh should have gone Roche not Ten Dam, decent for my purist team though

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
9th February 2013 - 18:42

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Ahhh should have gone Roche not Ten Dam, decent for my purist team though

Had 2 Garmin and too busy in the morning to even hear of it, although not sure if I would have taken a risk with pens or not. Luckily had Peraud, Roche and Monfort so 142 on 7 riders ain't bad. 5th on the stage is crazy. Had Taaramae as well so Purist down to 6. Sometimes I think these little races aren't really bothering with.

Bring on the Classics and some real racing!!

Know how Garmin feel though, had 3 bikes stolen in a month a couple of years back (Cambridge) and keep them all indoors now, which is a pain with 2 bikes in a narrow hallway.

posted by Alan Tullett [1430 posts]
9th February 2013 - 19:31

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Alan Tullett wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Ahhh should have gone Roche not Ten Dam, decent for my purist team though

Had 2 Garmin and too busy in the morning to even hear of it, although not sure if I would have taken a risk with pens or not. Luckily had Peraud, Roche and Monfort so 142 on 7 riders ain't bad. 5th on the stage is crazy. Had Taaramae as well so Purist down to 6. Sometimes I think these little races aren't really bothering with.

Bring on the Classics and some real racing!!

Know how Garmin feel though, had 3 bikes stolen in a month a couple of years back (Cambridge) and keep them all indoors now, which is a pain with 2 bikes in a narrow hallway.

I had Monfort bu that is it, and my 10 point penalty for binging in Ten Dam didnt pay off. Peraud and Izagirre in for tomorrow. Im actually hoping Roelandts can hang in and he will win the stage. Him hanging in should see me win the purist league (I didnt realise my purist team was top of the purist league for ToM)My biggest threat is the fact the guys behind me have Lofkvist and Roche and I dont Thinking

I actually find them interesting as they are much more difficult to predict than the big races

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3776 posts]
9th February 2013 - 19:45

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It's true they're more difficult to predict, not sure if that makes them more interesting though. I prefer to be able to watch the racing and make my picks based on what I see. I haven't managed to see any live racing yet. Just going on what I've read and gut instinct. Be glad when I can see the racing and get a feeling for what's going on. Although the classics themselves are difficult to predict and Boonen probably won't be so dominant this year.

I haven't actually had a good start yet to any tour but transfers have saved me. Don't normally pick Roche but as the terrain suited him I went for it as some of the riders above him weren't really climbers. Luckily had Peraud from the beginning and nearly dropped him but others were more dropable so they went first.

posted by Alan Tullett [1430 posts]
10th February 2013 - 0:40

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