The Early Classsics

by ray silvester   February 18, 2013  

As Far as I can tell the system is as follows?

For standard:
Omloop-4 transfers-KuurneBruxelles-Unlimited transfers-Samyn-6 transfers-Bianchi

For Purist:
Omloop+KBK-Unlimited transfers-Samyn+Bianchi

Startlists:
Make your own checks as it sounds as if those racing in just one of the races may be listed for both i.e Cavendish is in the provisonal OPQS line up for Kuurne but not for the Omloop but will be listed in the riders list for both.

Just a scoring question:
Will the scoring for Purist take all 4 races as a whole OR split it into the 2 sections as divided by permitted transfers?

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Gkam84 wrote:
OK, I updated the startlist as silly o'clock this morning, I now think I have EVERYONE in there, If you see anymore missing riders, please give me a shout. I'm not prefect and may have missed someone out Thinking

Gkam....your hard work is appreciated Big Grin

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posted by colhum1 [98 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 18:25

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With only 11hrs to go before the window closes do i pick Boonen ?

He's not on form at the mo following his op but do i discount him at my peril Thinking Thinking

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 18:56

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Blythe's pulled out of Omloop

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 19:27

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ray silvester wrote:
Blythe's pulled out of Omloop

Wise move. I think KBK is more suited to him.

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 20:35

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One OPQS rider for me and is isn't Boonen.

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 21:21

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obutterwick wrote:
One OPQS rider for me and is isn't Boonen.

Same for me too

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 21:39

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
One OPQS rider for me and is isn't Boonen.

Same for me too

Tricky Niki?

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 21:49

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ray silvester wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
One OPQS rider for me and is isn't Boonen.

Same for me too

Tricky Niki?

Thats mine

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:01

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
One OPQS rider for me and is isn't Boonen.

Same for me too

Tricky Niki?

Thats mine

Mine too!

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:07

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1 spot left for tomorrow's race. Hushovd - Pozzato or Haussler? which one makes the cut?
B.T.

posted by ErinForks [1 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:15

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ErinForks wrote:
1 spot left for tomorrow's race. Hushovd - Pozzato or Haussler? which one makes the cut?
B.T.

I can tell you one of those is on my team

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:21

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obutterwick wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
One OPQS rider for me and is isn't Boonen.

Same for me too

Tricky Niki?

Thats mine

Mine too!


Id better chan ge mine then...it seems everyones going for nt. Lets try davide insted.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:28

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And 3 belgians worth 44.8 credits...expecting a good home showing.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:35

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Tricky in mine plus 3 Belgians worth 41.4 Big Grin

No Boonen cause he's declared that he's using these as warm up Nerd

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
22nd February 2013 - 22:48

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ErinForks wrote:
1 spot left for tomorrow's race. Hushovd - Pozzato or Haussler? which one makes the cut?
B.T.

I have all three! Hoping for big things from Thor today...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 6:15

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My Standard Team:

Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Heinrich Haussler (IAM)
Juan Antonio Flecha (VCD)
Niki Terpstra (OPQ)
Lars Boom (BLA)
Ian Stannard (SKY)
Sep Vanmarcke (BLA)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Jurgen Roelandts (LOT)

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 7:47

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My Purist Team:

Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Heinrich Haussler (IAM)
Juan Antonio Flecha (VCD)
Taylor Phinney (BMC)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Alexander Kristoff (KAT)
Lars Boom (BLA)
Niki Terpstra (OPQ)
Sep Vanmarcke (BLA)

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 7:50

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obutterwick wrote:
My Standard Team:

Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Heinrich Haussler (IAM)
Juan Antonio Flecha (VCD)
Niki Terpstra (OPQ)
Lars Boom (BLA)
Ian Stannard (SKY)
Sep Vanmarcke (BLA)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Jurgen Roelandts (LOT)

Well we only have 2 different riders, Ive got Paolini and Cousin for Stannard and Vanmarcke as I decided to saave some credits for a big Sprinter tomorrow.

Cant see a Vanmarcke repeat if im honest

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 8:20

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Many Belgians will try and fail....at the end of the day the Norwegian flag will be raised aloft.....with an Aussie standing in the background thinking...What if...

But hey...what do I know.....Good luck people...this one is a tough call.... Smile

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 9:05

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WTF with the 0600 deadline ?

I've just gone on to pick my team and found it closed.

Why is this different to a normal stage where the window is open until it begins ?

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posted by abudhabiChris [553 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 9:05

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Many Belgians will try and fail....at the end of the day the Norwegian flag will be raised aloft.....with an Aussie standing in the background thinking...What if...

But hey...what do I know.....Good luck people...this one is a tough call.... Smile

EBH followed by Haussler, that will do me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 9:08

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abudhabiChris wrote:
WTF with the 0600 deadline ?

I've just gone on to pick my team and found it closed.

Why is this different to a normal stage where the window is open until it begins ?

Don't know the answer, I'm afraid, but there was an email last night warning of the 6am deadline.

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 9:15

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Thomas
Kristoff
Lodewyck
Roelandts
Boassan Higgs
Boom
Van avermaet
Tjallingi
Stybar

Is the standard for success.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 10:37

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My standard team:

Thor Hushovd
Juan Antonio Flecha
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Leigh Howard
Geraint Thomas
Luca Paolini
Kenny van Hummel
Jurgen Roelandts
Vincent Jerome

Purist

Edvald Boasson Hagen
Arnaud Demare
Geraint Thomas
Juan Antonio Flecha
Alexandr Kolobnev
Niki Terpstra
Paul Martens
Jurgen Roelandts
Maarten Tjallingii

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 10:54

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Stumps....Kolobnev and Demare are only riding in one.... Surprise

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 11:10

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Stumps....Kolobnev and Demare are only riding in one.... Surprise

Ah bollocks, thats what you get for picking teams after nightshift Crying

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 11:13

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Mind you the rest of my riders will ALL come top 10 in the first race Laughing Laughing

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 11:18

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My purist team has Cav and Hut who are only riding tomorrow, as Im not sure many of todays riders will be up the front tomorrow

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 11:47

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stumps wrote:
Mind you the rest of my riders will ALL come top 10 in the first race Laughing Laughing

Now that's confidence if I ever heard it!

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 11:47

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Standard:
Flecha
Ciolek(secret weapon)
GVA
EBH
VanMarcke
Terpstra
Roeleandts
Haussler
Pozzato

Pure:
Phinney
EBH
Flecha
Paolini
Roelandts
GVA
Pozzato
Traksel
Matthews

Expecting more from Omloop than Kuurne for my purists to be honest.

Stumps....Howard's only riding K-B-K I think?

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 12:03

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