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As the other thread is getting a little long, thought Id start a new one for the actual race

My team is:

Haussler
EBH
GVA
Paolini
Boom
Terpstra
Roelandts
Flecha
Cousin

Only Boom and Haussler are not riding tomorrow so gives me something to play with

Purist

Cav
Hutarovich
Flecha
Terpstra
Roelandts
EBH
GVA
Goddaert
Cousin

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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At the moment no breaks have gone clear

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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-1 degrees at the start, not nice conditions!

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 3 years ago
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I have an experimental team for today, with plenty of budget to play with for tomorrow...
Hushovd
GVA
Vanmarcke
Chainel
Offredo
Pozzato
Ciolek
Terpstra
Leukemans

and purist...
Phinney
GVA
Vanmarcke
Terpstra
Pozzato
Matthews
EBH
Haussler
Roelandts

I'm rubbish at picking the one-day races - too indecisive!

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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9 rider break forming, only has 25 seconds at the moment but im hoping its the one that goes as Cousin is in it

Will put the names up if the break is sustained

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Right the break has more than a minute, but was nearly ruined by a level crossing

The riders are Will Clarke (Argos-Shimano), Florian Vachon ( Bretagne-Seche Environnement), Julien Fouchard and Nico Sijmens (Cofidis), Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun), Jérôme Cousin (Team Europcar), Zak Dempster (NEtApp-Endura),Gatis Smukulis (Katusha) and Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen)

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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The break has 5 mins 15 secs according to the official site...

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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Roelandts
Boom
Pozzato
Eisel
Flecha
Terpstra
GVA
Phinney
Stybar

My purist team is almost the same, just swap EBH for GVA. With snow being forecast for Sunday, I didn't pick anybody who's only riding KBK just in case it's cancelled.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Standard

Vanmarcke
Greg Van
Flecha
Haussler
Langeveld
Paolini
Eddie Boss
Terpstra
Roelandts

Purist

Cav
Griepel
Eddie Boss
Howard
Vanmarcke
Flecha
Stamsnijder
James Vanlandschoot
Frederik Willems

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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My team for today is

Juan Antonio Flecha
David Millar
Tom Boonen
Sep Vanmarcke
Martin Elmiger
Bobbie Traksel
Svein Tuft
Gatis Smukulis
Edvald Boasson Hagen

Purist look like this

Mark Cavendish
Tom Boonen
Kenny van Hummel
Heinrich Haussler
Ramunas Navardauskas
Bernhard Eisel
Bobbie Traksel
Paul Voss
Vincent Jerome

So one in the break, hopefully they are away at half way.

Not to many purist teams with Cav?? You guys know that OPQS are working for Boonen today and Cav tomorrow....  26

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Im surprised at some of the purist teams, I thought tomorrow would be easier to predict, should be a sprint in is why Cav and Hutarovich are both in my purist teams, as both are in great form and couldn't afford Greipel too, which is why I have Roelandts, although he is my tip to win today.

Im just liking the fact ive picked a breakaway member for once! (both teams) Should stay away, only about another 40km to halfway

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Not to many purist teams with Cav?? You guys know that OPQS are working for Boonen today and Cav tomorrow....  26

Don't think Boonen will go for today either  39

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Im surprised at some of the purist teams, I thought tomorrow would be easier to predict, should be a sprint in is why Cav and Hutarovich are both in my purist teams, as both are in great form and couldn't afford Greipel too, which is why I have Roelandts, although he is my tip to win today.

Im just liking the fact ive picked a breakaway member for once! (both teams) Should stay away, only about another 40km to halfway

Both purist teams?? How many teams do you have.....

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Are there points for breakaways today??? My purist team has van hecke. What the hecke! #didntseethatonecoming

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Dockx is off to lhopital. Bad break for him and lotto.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Im surprised at some of the purist teams, I thought tomorrow would be easier to predict, should be a sprint in is why Cav and Hutarovich are both in my purist teams, as both are in great form and couldn't afford Greipel too, which is why I have Roelandts, although he is my tip to win today.

Im just liking the fact ive picked a breakaway member for once! (both teams) Should stay away, only about another 40km to halfway

Both purist teams?? How many teams do you have.....

Both normal and purist i meant

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

Are there points for breakaways today??? My purist team has van hecke. What the hecke! #didntseethatonecoming

Yes 10 at half way, which the breakaway will reach

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Benway [75 posts] 3 years ago
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STD:

GvA
Oss
Terpstra
Klier
EBH
Thomas
Paolini
Sylvain Chavanel
Roelandts

PURE:

EBH
Thor
Belletti
Elmiger
Thomas
Stybar
GvA
Nuyens
Flecha

I must have been drunk when I did the purist team.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Haussler's listed for KBK on Cycling Fever

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Although he's just gone down  13

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Correction-Goddaert NOT Haussler has crashed  7

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Either way Ive lost a guy  39

Anyway, 10 guys are clear of the Peleton that is 1.50 behind.

Chavanel, Wynants, Thomas, Bandiera, Paolini and GVA in that group

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silas chime [189 posts] 3 years ago
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My team looks in good shape

Chavanel
Thomas
VanAvermaet all in the first 10

plus

Flecha
EBH
Ciolek
Veelers
VanMarcke
Pichot

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Benway [75 posts] 3 years ago
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hope this break stays the distance

my std has 5 of them I think

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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I believe Roelandts is there too, 2 mins with 27km to go

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Egotiz Garcia of cofidis in that group too

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Did have Chavenal but dropped him for Terpstra  2
Still got 3 others though in the break  16

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Another OPQS rider is there too but don't know who, as well as a rider from a pro-conti team I think and thats your 10

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Vandenbergh is the other OPQS rider, him and paolini havd 20 seconds on the other 8, 22km to go

I have Paolini, GVA and Roelandts up there plus my points for Cousin being in the break

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Benway [75 posts] 3 years ago
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3.20 back to the peloton

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