Tour of Oman - Stage 3

by obutterwick   February 13, 2013  

Right, fingers crossed for a more successful day.

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95km Delle Stelle 1.10 on 3 chasers 2.20 on the pelaton Nerd

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
13th February 2013 - 9:50

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Right, stewards enquiry is being launched to find out the name of Bobbie Traksel's fantasy team, there will be none of this picking one's self and then going on the attack every day.

This could become a problem when there are prizes in the grand tours and Voeckler backs himself on the big stages and wins a bike Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
13th February 2013 - 11:15

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Quite right!

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
13th February 2013 - 11:16

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Exhausted Traksel or cramping Jang for last home today?

posted by cherrypicked [172 posts]
13th February 2013 - 11:29

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Boonen dropped Sad

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:22

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Wiggins and Goss both dropped, Sagan moving to the front.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:23

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Sagan wins, Van Avermaet 2nd, Gallopin 3rd. Contador 4th. Marcato 5th.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:24

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Sagan wins again
Van Avermaet 2nd, Gallopin 3rd. Contador 4th. Marcato 5th

posted by simon F [994 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:25

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Van Avermaert, Gallopin, Contadir, Marcato...

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:26

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Another 2 out of 3 and no podium badge again for me Sad

posted by simon F [994 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:26

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6 Pasqualon
7 Gilbert
8 Nocentini
9 Velits
10 Bouhanni
11 Nibali

posted by simon F [994 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:27

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Interesting to see who's showing their faces at the front today, should help pick my team for tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:31

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Provisional GC -
1 Sagan
2 Gallopin +16
3 Van Avermaet +26
4 Elmiger +30
5 Bouhanni +31
6 Marcato +32
7 Contador +32
8 Nibali +33
9 Velits +35
10 Pasqualon +35

posted by simon F [994 posts]
13th February 2013 - 12:33

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Good stuff - 1,2,3,10 for me. Finally my blind faith in GVA pays off...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
13th February 2013 - 13:17

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Rubbish again for me Crying

Although should be ok for my purist team of 1,3,7,9

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
13th February 2013 - 14:02

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3 and 10 for me plus 2 and 5 GC, not great but 7 transfers alraedy made ahead of tomorrow (10 penalty points) should set me up for a decent run to the finish.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th February 2013 - 14:25

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Full results now up

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
13th February 2013 - 15:21

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Scores are coming, sorry, I was out trying to source hubs Sad

Can't find any

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
13th February 2013 - 15:25

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Hmmm, 67 points, not great, expecting to fall further behind the leaders again. Just have to hope my strategy of holding on to all my transfers until tomorrow pays off.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
13th February 2013 - 15:25

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Gkam84 wrote:
Scores are coming, sorry, I was out trying to source hubs Sad

Can't find any

Its fine, they literally only came out 5 minutes before you posted this

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
13th February 2013 - 15:31

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They are up Big Grin

Anyone know anything about hubs? I'm looking for 2x 12mm QR axle 36h front disc hub

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posted by Gkam84 [9015 posts]
13th February 2013 - 15:53

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Sagan for tomomrow or has he had it now?

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
13th February 2013 - 15:58

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last year he finished green mountain 6 & half mins down!so keeping him might be a gamble!

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
13th February 2013 - 17:02

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Brought in Contador, Froome and nibali for tomororw, that should get me some points Smile

posted by spurs810 [67 posts]
13th February 2013 - 18:15

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Gkam84 wrote:
Right, stewards enquiry is being launched to find out the name of Bobbie Traksel's fantasy team, there will be none of this picking one's self and then going on the attack every day.

This could become a problem when there are prizes in the grand tours and Voeckler backs himself on the big stages and wins a bike Devil

I got Voeckler on his big ride last year. Perhaps I'm him in disguise Wink Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
13th February 2013 - 18:48

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Got 128 today, made the mistake of taking out Gilbert for Bouhanni instead of Boonen, then Gilbert comes 7th. Crying Purist team did a fraction better than standard in fact. Sagan talking up his chances on green mountain. Last year he didn't try, this year he might, but I haven't kept him. Took a penalty to bring in Velits with the other 3 nearly everyone else is going to have. Thought about taking a pen for Jeannesson as well but not worth the risk with the field being stronger this year and I haven't quite got the points.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
13th February 2013 - 18:55

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Im not taking any penalties, but im bringing in Alberto for tomorrow...but think Nibali could be the man. Froome will be top 6 and Sagan down the road Nerd ....and i hope andrea is special, but bobbie might be the cheap one i shud have gone for...bad decisions all around . . . but as long as i keep going up the table, i will be happy. Thinking

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
13th February 2013 - 19:03

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Had a terrible couple of days after forgetting to make transfers in time, my purist team well ahead of my other one Crying

But what that does mean is... I have six transfers for tomorrow. Gonna try and rescue a badge of some shape out of this race if nothing else Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8405 posts]
13th February 2013 - 19:26

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Got Alberto, Nibali, Froome, Velits and Gallopin for tomorrow. If I'd stuck to my plan to not make any transfers it would have cost me 0 points instead of 10 and I'd have about 40-50 more points in total!! Never can stick to my plan to not make transfers.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
13th February 2013 - 19:28

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No Jeannesson or Elmiger then Alan?

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
14th February 2013 - 0:32

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