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It all comes down to this. Last stage and its close at the top with TER only 8 points ahead of me! I'm trying to secure my first top 10 of the season so who's your shout for the TT tomorrow? Martin, Westra and Castroviejo are obvious as is Sergeant probably but who else could come good? Can Henao TT, is Boaro in good form because he came quite far down today? What about Edmondson? Basically, how can I overhaul TERatcliffe?!

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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I could bring in Castroveijo and Sergent but I wont bring both in

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive stuck with my gut and made my changes just

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I have the budget for another TTer if I want to make a penalty transfer but then I'd be stuck with a 3 credit rider.

Anyone taking a punt on Kloden?

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

I have the budget for another TTer if I want to make a penalty transfer but then I'd be stuck with a 3 credit rider.

Anyone taking a punt on Kloden?

I may as well just tell you, Ive brought in Kloden and Castroviejo

Kloden is in much better form than last year, 6th on todays stage compared with finishing lower than 40th last year and loosing over 2 mins

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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It's stage 4 doc  26

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I may as well just tell you, Ive brought in Kloden and Castroviejo

Kloden is in much better form than last year, 6th on todays stage compared with finishing lower than 40th last year and loosing over 2 mins

I have brought in Martin and Castroviejo. I already have Kwiatkowski, Westra, Machado and Costa.

My decision really is whether to ditch JTL and Caruso for another like Kloden/Sergeant or whether I'm just setting myself up to lose out on penalty points.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

It's stage 4 doc  26

Shhhhh.... I don't know what you're talking about.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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No messing I've gone
Martin
Castro
Westra
Boaro
Costa
Jessie
Machado
Poels
Paulinho

20 point penalty,don't care cause I've got #1 in south west and not letting it go!!  4

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't underestimate Kelderman!!

My remaining 3 transfers were Martin for DeGendt,Castroviejo for Henao,Westra for Bos which leaves my 13th placed team needing to make up 4 points for a top 10 finish in the Algarve

Kelderman
Martin
Westra
Castroviejo
Kwiatkowski
Machado
DeMaar
RuiCosta
Paulinho

Where's Freddie Kessiakoff and Svein Tuft when you need them?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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And let's not forget Denis the Menace  39

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive gone Edmonson, but that was as a penalty, so I coujld also bring in Martin and Westra. Who else. Would you have got for that money?

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive had to stay with Henao, he should still score mountain points, maybe even for the points com too  39 and whose to say with victory on the line he still wont end up top 10 GC?

so mine is

Heneo
Westra
Machado
Da Costa
Edmondson
Martin
Kwiatowski
Castroviejo (for Bos)
Kloden (for Bazzana)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Martin
Henao
Westra
Kwiatkowski
Costa
Machado
Castroviejo
Tiernan-Locke
Caruso

First and foremost I'm hoping that I do enough to secure my top ten place in the competition then I want to overhaul my 8 point deficit to TER in the Forum Scorum league.

EDIT: crumbs, me and TER have the same team except for Tiernan-Locke/Caruso vs Kloden/Edmondson... and I'm on the losing end of that one  20

Oh well, just need to do enough to squeek a top 10 and I'll be happy.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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I've gone for

Martin
De Gendt
Bosswell
Westra
Costa
Kruisjwuck
Menchov
Machado
Kwiatowski

Had to penalty transfer Kwit in for Dowsett as I didn't realise he pulled out.

Currently 23rd so hoping I can sneak a top 10

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got

Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ)
Lieuwe Westra (VCD)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Tony Martin (OPQ)
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (MOV)
Tiago Machado (RSN)
Bjorn Leukemans (VCD)
Manuele Boaro (SAX)
Ricardo-Jorge Mestre (EUS)

but I'm way out of contention in this one and my picks have been wrong all week! Hoping Boaro has saved something and he's got some mountain points at least! Had Chavanal yesterday but didn't work out. Swapped Kelderman for Westra as Kelderman has done bugger all all week so now he'll win it!!

Going out for a ride now to burn off my annoyance with this tour!!

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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Damn, I missed the deadline. Ah well, when there are as many competitions as this its bound to happen occasionally...

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Denis Menchov (KAT)
Lieuwe Westra (VCD)
Wilco Kelderman (BLA)
Andreas Kloden (RSN)
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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Wondering about Dowsett, too.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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Hoping to finally get the Full House badge today.

Martin
Menchov
Kelderman
Kloden
Costa
Westra
Marque
Kwiatowski
Machado

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Oliveira the best of the early runners at 48'53" but on a course that's drying out and favouring later runners i reckon we'll see a sub 45 minute?

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adholman [74 posts] 3 years ago
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update...

after 35 riders...

1.º Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack-Leopard), 48m53s
2.º Danny Pate (sky), 49m17s
3.º Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 50m12s
4.º Adrian Hegyvary (UnitedHealthcare9, 50m36s
5.º Omar Fraile (Caja Rural), 51m32s

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 3 years ago
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update....

after 69 riders

1. º Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack-Leopard) 48m53s
2. º Manuele Boaro (Saxo-Tinkoff) 49m01s
3. º David López (Sky), 49m10s
4. º Danny Pate (sky), 49m17s
5. º Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil-DCM) 49m32s

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 3 years ago
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update....

Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) sets a new best time: 48m05s

Provisional Rating
1. º Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), 48m05s
2. º Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 48m28s
3. º Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack-Leopard) 48m53s
4. º Manuele Boaro (Saxo-Tinkoff ) 49m01s
5. º David López (Sky), 49m10s

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Classificação Provisória
1.º Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), 48m05s
2.º Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 48m28s
3.º Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack-Leopard), 48m53s
4.º Manuele Boaro (Saxo-Tinkoff), 49m01s
5.º David López (Sky), 49m10s

Ponto intermédio – km 19,8
1.º Jesse Sergent (RadioShack-Leopard), 27m09s
2.º Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar), 27m28s
3.º Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), 27m59s
4.º Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 28m20s
5.º Jan Bakelants (RadioShack-Leopard), 28m24s

Martin 42 seconds quicker than Sergent at the intermediate point

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 3 years ago
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update...

Provisional classification of stage
1. º Jesse Sergent (RadioShack-Leopard) 46m24s
2. º Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) 46m39s
3. º Jan Bakelants (RadioShack-Leopard) 47m41s
4. º Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), 48m05s
5. º Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 48m28s

Tiago Machado is the midpoint with the sixth best time 27m16s.

Martin and Kwiatkowski yet to arrive and both are quicker at the mo

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Oliveira the best of the early runners at 48'53" but on a course that's drying out and favouring later runners i reckon we'll see a sub 45 minute?

45'09" for Martin and this ones over(stage and tour)!!

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 3 years ago
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update..

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 45m09s.
Michal Kwiatkowski: 46m16s
Jesse Sergent 46m 24s
Lieuwe Westra: 46m25s
Jonathan Castroviejo 46m 39s
Denis Menchov, 46m41s
Tiago Machado: 46m56s
Rui Costa: 46m56s
Andreas Klöden, 47m13s
Jan Bakelants 47m41s
Jesus Herrada 47m48s
Rigoberto Urán 47m51s

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 3 years ago
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according to the official site the final top ten of the stage were:

Ratings
4. Stage: Castro Marim - Tavira, 34.8 km (C / R)
1. º Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), 45m09s
2. º Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 46m16s
3. º Jesse Sergent (RadioShack-Leopard) 46m24s
4. º Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), 46m25s
5. º Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar), 46m39s
6. º Denis Menchov (Katusha) 46m41s
7. º Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Leopard ) 46m56s
8. º Rui Costa (Movistar) 46m56s
9. Andreas Klöden º (RadioShack-Leopard) 47m13s
10. º Rigoberto Urán (Sky), 47m51s

But they seem to have missed out Bakelants and Herrada who were 10 and 11 with Uran in 12th.

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debbieg [68 posts] 3 years ago
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Well I think that gives me a fine score - all 9 riders in the top 12  1
1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 not a bad way to finish the stage !

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AWPeleton [3312 posts] 3 years ago
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1,2,5,7,8 on my standard team

plus

1,2,8 on purist and any other points for gc.

Better last 2 stages than the first 2 so cant grumble.

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