Volta ao Algarve - Stage 4 (ITT)

by drheaton   February 16, 2013  

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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Ive had to stay with Henao, he should still score mountain points, maybe even for the points com too Thinking 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)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
17th February 2013 - 10:17

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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 Crying

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

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th February 2013 - 10:33

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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

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
17th February 2013 - 10:37

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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!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1428 posts]
17th February 2013 - 11:03

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1533 posts]
17th February 2013 - 11:12

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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)

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
17th February 2013 - 12:14

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Wondering about Dowsett, too.

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
17th February 2013 - 12:15

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Hoping to finally get the Full House badge today.

Martin
Menchov
Kelderman
Kloden
Costa
Westra
Marque
Kwiatowski
Machado

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
17th February 2013 - 12:23

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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?

posted by ray silvester [1735 posts]
17th February 2013 - 13:52

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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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posted by adholman [79 posts]
17th February 2013 - 13:53

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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

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2662 posts]
17th February 2013 - 14:25

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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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posted by stumps [2662 posts]
17th February 2013 - 14:33

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
17th February 2013 - 14:49

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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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posted by stumps [2662 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:04

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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)!!

posted by ray silvester [1735 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:15

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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

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2662 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:32

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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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posted by stumps [2662 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:36

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Well I think that gives me a fine score - all 9 riders in the top 12 Smile
1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 not a bad way to finish the stage !

debbie g

posted by debbieg [40 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:37

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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.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2662 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:43

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debbieg wrote:
Well I think that gives me a fine score - all 9 riders in the top 12 Smile
1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 not a bad way to finish the stage !

Damn you Debbie G - you were my nemesis in the East Anglia league last season!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1533 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:48

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Not the best final stage but I couldn't change much

1,2,4,5,7,8,9,14 and Edmondson

1,2,3,5,6,8,9 on GC

Not great for my purist either compared to others

1,4,7,8 with 1,3,5,6 on GC

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
17th February 2013 - 15:49

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Ha ha chrisdstripes ! I bet you're still beating me in East Anglia overall though Smile

debbie g

posted by debbieg [40 posts]
17th February 2013 - 16:07

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Jessie fecking Sergent Angry

Thomas de Gendt
Tony Martin
Lieuwe Westra
Michal Kwiatkowski
Sep Vanmarcke
John Darwin Atapuma
Marc De Maar
Alexandr Kolobnev
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa

I took out Heano and Uran for Martin and Westra

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posted by Gkam84 [8668 posts]
17th February 2013 - 16:51

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Scores are up

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
17th February 2013 - 17:33

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Nice work Tom, well done, you pulled away but I managed 7th overall so I'm happy!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th February 2013 - 17:46

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Full House badge. Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
17th February 2013 - 18:06

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Full House badge. Big Grin

I cant get that or Laterne Rouge Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
17th February 2013 - 18:07

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Got 182 thinking finally got my 180 badge Big Grin only to remember i had a 20 point penalty Crying so close but so far Angry

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
17th February 2013 - 18:53

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briljant transfers big will congrats
its hard to keep you in sight:)

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
17th February 2013 - 19:16

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Top score two stages in a row!
Big Grin

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posted by 1wrangler [27 posts]
17th February 2013 - 21:18

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