Tour of Oman - stage 1

by drheaton   February 11, 2013  

No idea how this race is going to go but today looks flat enough so I'm throwing 9 sprinters at my team and seeing what sticks. No Sagan but I've got:

Bouhanni
Kristoff
Kittel
Boonen
Gallopin
Breschel
Appollonio
Fortin
Iglinsky

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ARGH, here we go, Scores are coming, Last man home was officially Chan Jae Jang at +0 but Wiggo rolled in +1.21 Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th February 2013 - 15:49

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Yep, Wiggo last for GC +1.31 Devil

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:02

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Aye, but he's not Lantern Rouge unless he's physically the last man over the line

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:05

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Scores are almost complete, just waiting for Dave to sort out an issue to see how I'm going to score the Combat award, because its been awarded in a 3,2,1, set up.

I don't think its fair for only one man to score if three riders are listed

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:11

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Gkam84 wrote:
Scores are almost complete, just waiting for Dave to sort out an issue to see how I'm going to score the Combat award, because its been awarded in a 3,2,1, set up.

I don't think its fair for only one man to score if three riders are listed

As no KOM might as well score all 3 riders!

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:16

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As Gkam said Chan jae jang is Lantern Rouge
Shame it wasn't wiggo got him in my purist Sad

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:17

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Aye, split the 10 points between the three or award 10, 6, 2 or something like that?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:19

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I was thinking 10,7,5 or 5,3,2 Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:31

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Yeah, tough decision, maybe a compromise of 6, 4, 2 like the sprint?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:37

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IIRC the 'combativity' award in Oman is just the intermediate sprints. so it's debatable whether it should be scored at all, since the riders already get points for those

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7256 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:42

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Seeing as there's no KoM standing points why not score the sprint as is (6, 4, 2) and then score the combativity ranking as a 5,4,3,2,1 competition as a direct replacement for the KoM?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th February 2013 - 16:46

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Well I need a decision folks and I'm willing to make it, but mine would be that NO-ONE get a combat score

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:16

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Gkam84 wrote:
Well I need a decision folks and I'm willing to make it, but mine would be that NO-ONE get a combat score

For what its worth, I agree. They shouldn't get points twice for contesting the sprints.

posted by cgipryan [74 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:20

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Yep I second that.

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:21

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You could always put it on that way and then update later.

From the look of the website there is no overall combative standing, they're just ranking the three combative riders for the stage.

I don't know if it's linked to the sprints (for which they got points and ranked in the points comp) so I'd be inclined to just give the 1st guy 10 points and be done with it. That's not really double counting as on any other race the combative breakaway guy would probably have gotten sprint and KoM points anyway.

10 points to the winner, nothing to anyone else and keep it consistent with the rest of the season.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:23

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I've gone with no points for the combat award, because it doesn't reflect who was the rider adjuged the most combative by the race commissaires

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:25

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cgipryan wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Well I need a decision folks and I'm willing to make it, but mine would be that NO-ONE get a combat score

For what its worth, I agree. They shouldn't get points twice for contesting the sprints.

Agreed here, seems like the right thing to do.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:25

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If you read the blog on the official ToO website it does say that Traksel was awarded the most agressive rider award. If there are to be points he should get them.

posted by Kevins [2 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:27

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208 points, 14th on the stage... So close.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th February 2013 - 17:41

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I probably wouldn't remove him.

posted by northstar [1084 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:24

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Why do I always put in Sagan Crying
Nasty little kick upwards in tommorows sprint, to much for bouhanni?

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:31

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hmmm well I just bought him Thinking

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:34

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I'm keeping Sagan but thinking about Boonen for Bouhanni.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:39

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Well sagan might, just might, do well tommorow, more of an alrounder and the hills might suit him well

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:49

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i already Have Boonen and Sagan, but no Bouhanni. Ive made two tranfers so I could bring in Phinney for GVA

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:49

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Ive got bouhanni, sagan, kristoff and boonen for tommorow

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
11th February 2013 - 21:51

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i would rather puit in GVA for phinney then the other way

and as for boonen he is not realy in the best shape
would surprise me if he would be in the first 10 toaday

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
12th February 2013 - 7:02

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The Instigator wrote:
i would rather puit in GVA for phinney then the other way

and as for boonen he is not realy in the best shape
would surprise me if he would be in the first 10 toaday

Really? Ive had GVA for the last 7 stages he has raced and has done absolutely nothing. Phinney will be there at the finish today so im guessing he will be the designated sprinter

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
12th February 2013 - 8:41

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todat is to hard for phinney i guess but afcourse i could be wrong:)
but if zo BMC will go for gilbert or greg don't know wich of them so i have no BMC toaday

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
12th February 2013 - 11:24

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The Instigator wrote:
todat is to hard for phinney i guess but afcourse i could be wrong:)
but if zo BMC will go for gilbert or greg don't know wich of them so i have no BMC toaday

Seems it was too hard for all of them!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
12th February 2013 - 16:30

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