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I appreciate this may seem a little keen. Ok, very. When does it open for selections?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Well I think Mr Ratcliffe is on the case  3

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Excellent. One where Marc de Maar may shine, I feel.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Its down to Dave to press the open button, and the rosters will be when opened as up to date as the information that I have

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks! Currently off work so a little more time to plY with than usual. www.procyclingstats.com is proving quite useful so far...

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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obutterwick wrote:

Thanks! Currently off work so a little more time to plY with than usual. www.procyclingstats.com is proving quite useful so far...

Cheers, been using that along with a combination of websites

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enrique [2341 posts] 3 years ago
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obutterwick wrote:

www.procyclingstats.com is proving quite useful so far...

Nice. I Like it! Thanks!  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Going to update the rosters now

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Ok rosters updated for all the teams (I believe) except Blanco, Movistar and Radio-Popular. They have all named 7 riders so far

Blanco:

Paul Martens
Theo Bos
Steven Kruijswijk
Wilco Kelderman
Sep Vanmarcke
Robert Wagner
Maarten Wynants

Movistar:

Alex Dowsett
Enrique Sanz
Vladimir Karpets
Jesus Herrada Lopez
Jose Herrada
Jonathon Castroviejo
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa

Radio-Popular:

Daniel Euduardo Silva
Celio Cristiano Sousa
Adrian Lopez Garrido
David Gutierrez
Ricardo Valdes
Virgilo Martins Dos Santos
Domingos Goncalves

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Josh it is then...as I think it might be too lumpy for Cav to get to the finish.  3

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Wonder how Dowsett will do for his new team. ITT will be interesting!

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makiavelli [13 posts] 3 years ago
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the movistar roster on the league list has riders not on the official start list (JJ Rojas, Eros Capecchi)

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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makiavelli wrote:

the movistar roster on the league list has riders not on the official start list (JJ Rojas, Eros Capecchi)

Correct as I wont remove the non-riding riders until I have there full roster, as they have only name 7, which I have posted in this thread so you can see the 7 that are definitely riding

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Ok further to you previous point, it seems movistar and a couple of other teams may only be sending 7 riders so I will remove all others, and add back in any other rider if the rosters change

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makiavelli [13 posts] 3 years ago
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thanks for the clarification! almost had 2 shaded players on my purist team  3

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Who thinks Cav will make it over the hills to the finish on stage 1? The long climb finishes 50k from the finish, but there looks like another sharp climb with 35k to go, and then its all downhill...so if a break gets away it might stick, and Cav is pointless...  20 20 20

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robdaykin (not verified) [368 posts] 3 years ago
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One reply to that. Milan San Remo.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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And another.....Olympic Road Race?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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In an ideal world I'd have 3 OPQ guys.....Kwiatkowski,Cav and Panzerwagon!! In fact make that 4 with Chava?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Happy to name my opening team

Rui Costa
Machado
Paulinho
(The portuguese contingent)
Cav
Nizzolo
Boeckmans
Bos
(The sprinters)
Kwiatkowski(for GC)
DeMaar(wildcard).

Purists:
Martin
DeGendt
Westra
(Will try and stay up there for the final ITT)
Rui Costa
Paulinho
(again the Por N Cheese issue)
Cav(winner of 1st 2 stages?)
DeMaar
Kolobnev
(Wildcards)
Edmondsen(breaks)

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Dont discount Keisse, Maes and Devenyns, its a fairly strong squad, but I think its focused on Cav for sprints if he can make it, if not then its Martin for GC with the ITT

You can discount Rabon.....at your pearl, If I could, I'd have the full team  19

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll give you my honest to god, no winding you up for a change Standard team, not my purist, because I am trying to get my number 1 spot overall back  4

Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Giacomo Nizzolo (RSN)
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Sep Vanmarcke (BLA)
Theo Bos (BLA)
Marc De Maar (UHC)
Alexandr Kolobnev (KAT)
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (MOV)

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AWPeleton [3310 posts] 3 years ago
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Not picked Cav for either team  39

Standard team:

Sergio Luis Henao
Giacomo Nizzolo
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
Tony Martin
Wilson Alexander Marentes
Sylvain Chavanel
Wilco Kelderman
Jon Tiernan-Locke
Ronan McLaughlin

Purist team:

Wilco Kelderman
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
Thomas de Gendt
Tony Martin
Michal Kwiatkowski
Sergio Luis Henao
Jon Tiernan-Locke
Andre Cardoso
Juan Pablo Valencia

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm surprised by how climby your purist teams seem to be, I read the profile as two sprint finishes, a mountain stage and a TT, was I wrong?

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Standard Team:

Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Giacomo Nizzolo (RSN)
Kris Boeckmans (VCD)
Theo Bos (BLA)
Tony Martin (OPQ)
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (MOV)
Tiago Machado (RSN)
Sergio Miguel Paulinho (SAX)
Josh Edmonson (SKY)

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Purist Team:

Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Giacomo Nizzolo (RSN)
Theo Bos (BLA)
Tony Martin (OPQ)
Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
Thomas de Gendt (VCD)
Andre Cardoso (CJR)
Ricardo Garcia (EUS)
Luis Afonso (LAA)

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Im a little surprised at some of the teams, so it means im gonna either do well or do badly

Standard:

Cav
Nizzolo
Bos
Boeckmans
Bazzana
Sanz
Edmondsom
Rui Da Costa
Martin

Purist:

Cav
Nizzolo
Bos
Edmondosn
Kolobnev
Westra
Machado
Rui Da Costa
Martin

My purist team is defo well balanced for 2 sprints, uphill finish and ITT

My standard team has 6 for the sprints for days 1 and 2, so 4 transfers for the uphill and a further 2 for ITT, with Martin and Da Costa already in my team too.

I don't see stage 1 or 2 being a problem for either Cav or Nizzolo. Cav is better then some give credit for. Both finishes last year, even if they are not exactly the same saw unconventional people in the sprints, but only because there wasn't a rider like Cav. and the strength of both OPQS should get them to the finish.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

I'm surprised by how climby your purist teams seem to be, I read the profile as two sprint finishes, a mountain stage and a TT, was I wrong?

I agree with you on this, which is reflected in my teams

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Standard:

Cavendish
Nizzolo
Bos
Boeckmans
Manuel Cardoso
Tsatevitch
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Kwiatskowski
Rui Costa
Machado

so a 6/3 split of sprinters/GC, not sure on Martin and may only bring him in at the very end.

Then my purist team is:

Cavendish
Nizzolo
Bos
Boeckans
Ribeiro
Martin
Machado
Westra
Tiernan-Locke

JTL is a puzzler for me and he could either go really well or by a back of the bunch DS working for Uran/Henao, until the racing gets under way I guess there's no way of knowing.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, agree with you on JTL. Not sure of his role, as Henao would seem to be the main climber. They could always climb in pairs, Froome/Wiggo-esque, and both end up high on GC.  16

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robdaykin (not verified) [368 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

And another.....Olympic Road Race?

Hmmm, that didn't work not because Cav can't climb, but because GB couldn't control the breakaway which grew too large. See the world champs where they burned the entire team to force a bunch sprint, but lacked the numbers, and a bit of tactical skill (Millar commentating) to do the same on Box Hill.

Milan San Remo showed Cav can get over the hills when necessary, and without a full team to pull him all the way.

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