Tour Of Oman Stage 4-Green Mountain

by ray silvester   February 14, 2013  

It's the 'Decider' obviously but.....with what's to come is it worth taking Sagan out?

Some say yes he lost so much time last season that his GC,Points and Youth pts will be wiped out?

Others will look at stages 5/6 and say he could score huge pts there?

anyway my team is this:
Sagan
His Nibs
Bertie
Elmiger(a revelation so far)
Jeannesson(my idea of stage winner)
Dempster(wildcard)
Pasqualan
Marcato
DiCorrado

If I could have wangled Cataldo in I would have but hey....there's the breaks.

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I made 6 changes for tomorrow. So the team now looks like this

Christopher Froome (SKY)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Dario Cataldo (SKY)
Hayden Roulston (RSN)
Paul Voss (APP)
Ryoto Nishizono (CHA)
Johann Tschopp (IAM)

My Purist team looks like this

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Matthew Brammeier (CHA)
Matthew Busche (RSN)
Davide Appollonio (ALM)
Paul Voss (APP)
Johann Tschopp (IAM)
Dario Cataldo (SKY)

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
14th February 2013 - 2:03

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Made 7 transfers, still no Sagan for me, I expect he could keep up if the proper climbers went easy but as soon as someone like Nibali puts the hammer down I think he'll get dropped.

Contador
Froome
Nibali
Gallopin
Velits
Jeannesson
Traksel
Jiao
Iglinksiy

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th February 2013 - 8:53

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Rast (RLT), Bookwalter (BMC), Schilling (TNE), Smukulis (KAT) and Friedemann (CSS) have 4:25 after 48K. #TOO13

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Tour of Oman - LIVE‏@TourofOman_live

74.5K 3:45 gap for breakaway. #TOO13

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th February 2013 - 10:53

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I was hoping to make up lost points on my normal team today but I think everyone pretty much has the same riders so I don't think there'll be much movement, my only hope is that I'll have 1 or 2 more of the top guys than others because I saved transfers.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th February 2013 - 11:02

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My teams look like this
standard:-
Contador(reluctantly)
Nibali
Gallopin
Velits
Pasqualon
Dombrowski
Kittel
Appollonio
D Van Poppel

Took a 30 point penalty because i've had such poor scores, 115, 67, 78.

Purist:-
Wiggo
Gilbert
Pozzivivo
G V A
Bouet
Lund
Bodnar
Boy Van P
Tschopp

Dropped Sagan, don't think he'll contest the finish. he might have a go but big boys will leave him behind! Nerd

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
14th February 2013 - 11:16

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My normal team is messed up

Standard:

Sagan
Nibali
Gallopin
Velits
Nocentini
Appollonio
Kittel
Goddaert
Van Poppel

Still holding out some hope for my Purist team

Sagan
Gallopin
Velits
Gilbert
Ellisonde
Appollonio
Kittel
Goddaert
Fortin

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3976 posts]
14th February 2013 - 11:24

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This has gone well badly for both my teams!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3976 posts]
14th February 2013 - 12:41

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Well F@#k a duck!!! Surprise didn't see that coming....

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
14th February 2013 - 12:51

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1 Rodriguez
2 Froome +4"
3 Evans +22"
4 Contador +27"
5 Nibali +36"

posted by simon F [994 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:02

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GC -
1 Froome
2 Evans +24 &
3 Contador +25

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

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I was in 2nd place after yesterday, not sure I will be now.

My standard team today:
Sagan
Velits
Nibali
Contador
Pasqualon
Gallopin
Traksel
Jiao
Goddaert

I considered bringing in Froome for Sagan, looks like I should have done.

posted by NeilG83 [251 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:16

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Fingers crossed that Eurosport and the governing body can sort out their differences pretty quick....this game is hard enough to predict..... without seeing any live coverage to see how peoples legs are turning.....it borders on the impossible at times....30 mins the next day is not enough for an amateur fantasist like me... Crying

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [504 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:31

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Will Ellisonde save my purist team Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3976 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:33

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Top 10 GC

1 - Froome
2 - Evans
3 - Contador
4 - Nibali
5 - Rodriguez
6 - Ellisonde
7 - Nocentini
8 - Tschopp
9 - Bouet
10 - Jeanesson

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:35

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Pic of top 20 on stage - I have 1 Big Grin 5 Wink 8 Thinking and that's it Crying

http://pics.lockerz.com/s/283264017

Pic of top 10 overall (try not to crick your neck)

http://pics.lockerz.com/s/283264198

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8165 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:38

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That ends my purist hopes Crying

And my standard team was rubbish anyway

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3976 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:45

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All i could manage was 4&5
with 3&4 on GC Crying

having taken 30 point penalty i still not got my 2k badge Crying Crying

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:56

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2, 4, 5 & 9 on the stage 1, 3, 4 & 10 on GC, I make that 110 plus some extra young rider/points points. I'd say that's probably going to drop me further down as a few teams are likely to have the likes of Evans, Tschopp and Elissonde so outscoring me by another 80 points or so.

Oh well...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th February 2013 - 13:58

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2,4,5 will do, but should have taken a pen on Jeannesson rather than Velits, who was a big disappointment, might drop a place in the overall methinks Crying

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
14th February 2013 - 14:00

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Pffff... another stinker. Just Bert and Voss in the top 20, and Bert in GC (who knows, maybe picked up one or two odd points elsewhere). My Purist team (no great shakes itself) has vastly outperformed the standard. Eyes on Algarve now.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
14th February 2013 - 14:17

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Ok, I'm off to do the scores, but they may be delayed because I have an appointment with the bank manager at half past 2 to discuss a charity bank account Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
14th February 2013 - 15:07

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Scores are up Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
14th February 2013 - 17:19

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YAS, got the King of the mountains badge today, only 5 left to complete the set Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8902 posts]
14th February 2013 - 17:43

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