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Its 45 minutes to transfer deadline and I have no idea what to do

Half tempted to swap out Breschel and Bouhanni for Gilbert and Phinney but my original plan was to make no transfer and have 6 for the Green Mountain stage.

Is today really going to be as tough as it looks?

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive took out Ellisonde and GVA for Phinney and Danny Van Poppel. Don't think its gonna be that tough, but I think its gonna be a sprint for Sagan and Boonen rather than a Viviani or Bouhanni

4 transfers for stage 4 for me it will be

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmmm, now is the point at which I regret not forcing Sagan into my team but I guess if I leave things as they are I'm set for tomorrow. And I have a couple of people who may compete, decision made, no transfers, my team is:

Bouhanni
Kristoff
Kittel
Boonen
Gallopin
Appollonio
Fortin
Iglinsky
Breschel

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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I think it'll be a Sagan/Gilbert/Meersman day.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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I think I may have made an error with my team  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I can't see too many having Meersman though, he's bloody expensive at 22 credits.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Haha, I may live to regret putting him in. My 133 yesterday wasn't as good as I'd hoped, after playing safe with selections. Time for a risk...!

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Traksel again in a break.

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm clueless on this - I've worked on the assumption that today/tomorrow may be fairly tough finishes, so if they are full bunch sprints I won't be scoring very high.

I brought in Boonen for Degenkolb but it was more a trigger-happy transfer than something that I can even retrospectively apply any logic to...

So, Degenkolb to win?

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Summary of yesterdays stage is on eurosport 2 now

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Quote:

Gap has grown to 5:40 as Traksel (CSS) and Uchima (JPN) approach the first intermediate sprint (32K). #TOO13

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Correction

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Tour of Oman - LIVE‏@TourofOman_live

Wrong rider number earlier. Apologies. It is Kinoshita not Uchima of Team Japan in the break. Sprint 1: 1. Traksel 2. Kinoshita 3. Kittel.

so

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Tour of Oman - LIVE‏@TourofOman_live

Kittel (ARG) earns 1 bonus second for 3rd place in the intermediate sprint to further extend his lead in on GC + points competition. #TOO13

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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My Team
Peter Sagan
Philippe Gilbert
Nacer Bouhanni
Danny Van Poppel
Joseph Dombrowski
Nikias Arndt
Greg van Avermaet
Davide Appollonio
Dario Cataldo

Taken 10 point penalty dropping Goss, Bewley & Fortin!

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The Instigator [60 posts] 3 years ago
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tricky stage today i dumepd goss for sagan my gues its to hard for goss
but he did well in TDU so it could be a bad move
boonen has been injuried so i don't think he will be up to it today
as for BMC my gues is they will go for gilbert or greg
degenkolb could even win here or not even be top 10

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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In the end, that was the decidiing factor for me in not making transfers, it's just too unpredictable.

There's no guarantee that making transfers would put me in a better position today whereas not making them puts me in a solid position for tomorrow and a much better position for the stage to Green Mountain.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Tour of Oman - LIVE‏@TourofOman_live

38K left to race. Gap down to 4:00 for Traksel (CSS) and Kinoshita (JPN). The two race leaders have been away for 108K. #TOO13

Should come back together but it's been slow so far today, does that mean sprinters have a chance or that the climbers and stronger riders will just blast away on the climb with fresh legs?

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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I made 4 transfers :?. I couldn't leave Kittel, Kristoff, and Viviani in my team knowing they almost certainly won't be fighting for the win today. I also reluctantly got rid of Bouhanni because otherwise I couldn't afford Sagan. I know it's a risk, but it felt like the right decision last night...

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chokofingrz [407 posts] 3 years ago
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Everyone is buying Sagan for today, I guess I'm the only person to cut him after the first stage. Will I look like a fool in an hour's time? Possibly.

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Kingrolo [50 posts] 3 years ago
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Twitter says Sagan was first and Gallopin 2nd in a leading group of 10 that had 19 seconds on the bunch

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simon F [1002 posts] 3 years ago
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1 Sagan
2 Gallopin
3 Elmiger
4 Nibali
5 Stybar
6 Froome
7 Bandiera
8 Marcato
9 Impey
10 Bouhanni

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simon F [1002 posts] 3 years ago
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1 and 2 this time. I just don't seem to be able to get my Podium badge.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Well, at least I got Sagan right. Now attention switches to Volta ao Algarve.

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simon F [1002 posts] 3 years ago
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11. Gianni Meersman.
12. Stijn Vandenbergh.
13. Geoffrey Soupe.
14. Sergey Lagutin.
15. Maciej Bodnar.
16. Rinaldo Nocentini

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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I think my transfers just about paid off, but it could've been better.

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simon F [1002 posts] 3 years ago
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My transfers cost me 2 points. Brought in Meersman for Impey  2

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Ouch, had a shocker today (Sagan aside). Clearly the Middle East disagrees with me.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Got 1 and 2 but made a mistake swapping Bouhanni for Boonen. Gilbert nowhere! Still got an extra transfer though!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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http://www.letour.com/2013/TOO/LIVE/us/200/classement/index.html

Traksel got Lanterne Rouge! That man must have a fantasy team, why else would be racking up so many points?!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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2 and 10, glad I didn't make any transfers now! Wouldn't have been able to bring in Sagan and anyone else I considered was nowhere.

I'm pretty happy  4

Edit: 74 points, should keep me up there somewhere and hopefully I might even be top ten in the purist comp.

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The Instigator [60 posts] 3 years ago
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i was afraid for that to happen when he stopt riding
at the KOM numer 1 GC did a real good pick by taking him:)

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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Scores are up  4

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