Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.........

by stumps   February 23, 2013  

Thought i would start the post off early. I've made my transfers and got rid of Paolini and G. I think they spent to long out front today to make a go of it again tomorrow.

Hope i'm not wrong Thinking

36 user comments

Latest 30 commentsNewest firstBest ratedAll

Don't worry, I brought Boom in....... Crying

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 22:55

like this
Like (2)

drheaton wrote:
Also just done my transfers and accidentally left Boom in, now time to work out if its worth spending 10 points on taking him out, I think probably not.

I've been looking.... Nobody of same value or lower thats worth the risk in my opinion. If you have some credits banked there might be someone but nothing concrete within 4 or 5 credits. I still think I have a good team and rather the race went ahead than not.

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 23:03

like this
Like (2)

Gone for

Geraint Thomas (SKY)
Andre Greipel (LOT)
Jurgen Roelandts (LOT)
Elia Favilli (LAM)
Yauheni Hutarovich (ALM)
Sep Vanmarcke (BLA)
Preben Van Hecke (TSV)
Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
Niki Terpstra (OPQ)

Left G in, after thinking about it. Reckon his form is good enough to go for it again. Brought in Greipel, Hutarovich, Favilli and van Hecke (didn't realise he was in the break today, just chose him on the name as I needed someone cheap - still, you never know - riders do sometimes go on breaks two days in a row).

I couldn't see anything as I had to take my younger daughter on photography trip. My older daughter has got a football match tomorrow so I'm going to have to see if I can get an Internet feed while I watch her game and see the end at home. I might manage it if I'm lucky.

I'd like Cav to win but I have the feeling this is not the right day for him.

posted by Alan Tullett [1436 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 23:12

like this
Like (3)

Gone big for this one - Cav AND Gorilla! It's a gamble, but I reckon they've both started the season in such form that a face off is inevitable.

Cue A.N. other Belgian worth 5.3 taking the win with EBH second, Boonen third.

Ghedebrav's picture

posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
24th February 2013 - 1:24

like this
Like (1)

Out:Haussler,Pozzato,Ciolek,VanMarcke
In:Cav,Sutton,Howard,Appolonio

Plus Flecha,GVA,Terpstra,EBH,Roelandts

Need something decent after a dismal 50 points for Omloop.

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
24th February 2013 - 1:39

like this
Like (3)

Ghedebrav wrote:
Gone big for this one - Cav AND Gorilla! It's a gamble, but I reckon they've both started the season in such form that a face off is inevitable.

Cue A.N. other Belgian worth 5.3 taking the win with EBH second, Boonen third.

Seen as Boonen isn't riding the KBK, its doubtful he'll be third Devil

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
24th February 2013 - 3:47

like this
Like (2)

Neither Cavendish nor Greipel for me. May live to regret it.

Course it may not go ahead at all. 'Decisive meeting taking place at 11.15am CET' to decide.

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

obutterwick's picture

posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
24th February 2013 - 8:29

like this
Like (3)

Looking very doubtful now. Suspect this may be nul points for all.

Ghedebrav's picture

posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
24th February 2013 - 8:42

like this
Like (0)

no kuurne bruusel kuurne today its ofiicial now

posted by The Instigator [73 posts]
24th February 2013 - 11:22

like this
Like (0)

Why has it been cancelled? Angry

posted by stepho [102 posts]
24th February 2013 - 11:30

like this
Like (1)

stepho wrote:
Why has it been cancelled? Angry

Snowed in Belgium hasn't it

David Arthur's picture

posted by David Arthur [1480 posts]
24th February 2013 - 11:35

like this
Like (2)

Where do I address my complaints. My purist team was loaded for todays stage Angry Just as I'm on the brink of having a good result "the devil vommits into my kettle once more" Devil

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
24th February 2013 - 11:37

like this
Like (2)

so does it get removed from the game?

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

livestrongnick's picture

posted by livestrongnick [1773 posts]
24th February 2013 - 11:37

like this
Like (2)

It'll just be zero points for everyone. It's an unlimited transfer window next so it doesn't affect the game too much except of course if you loaded your team for today, in which case, unlucky!

These things happen, its already happened once this season during the Tour Med (zero points for everyone then) and it'll no doubt happen again.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th February 2013 - 12:23

like this
Like (2)

Just annoying for my purist team as I put in riders for today on that when I would have had Paolini had I not done a split deal. But hey ho on we go

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3876 posts]
24th February 2013 - 12:31

like this
Like (0)

Not too bad for me as my team was more for Omloop really. Would have had Paolini in Purist though if I'd known! Won't have to race back from football either so not all bad! Samyn was also cancelled in 2005 for snow according to wiki.

posted by Alan Tullett [1436 posts]
24th February 2013 - 13:26

like this
Like (3)

Where is all the snow being reported?

http://t.co/mcaqFaKgwl

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
24th February 2013 - 16:43

like this
Like (2)

Quick question I made five changes to my team thus incurring a 10 point penalty as the race did not take place will i be reimbursed with the ten points lost?

posted by davemchol [35 posts]
24th February 2013 - 22:02

like this
Like (2)

davemchol wrote:
Quick question I made five changes to my team thus incurring a 10 point penalty as the race did not take place will i be reimbursed with the ten points lost?

I think you only have the points deducted from the day's score, so you didn't lose any.

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

obutterwick's picture

posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
24th February 2013 - 22:59

like this
Like (0)

it has my score as -10 for that stage

posted by davemchol [35 posts]
25th February 2013 - 0:38

like this
Like (3)

Thats because you took the risk and made changes and took penalty points.

If the race had gone ahead, you would have still lost 10 points because of the transfer, I don't see the difference. You may or may not have scored points in the race

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8823 posts]
25th February 2013 - 3:09

like this
Like (0)

I suspect another trial by "Judge Dave" coming up. Cool

I toyed with taking penalty points due to the Boom or not Boom issue. I decided to leave him in and not take the 10 point hit- Feel much better now if what gkam says sticks- I'm with gkam on this one Devil

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
25th February 2013 - 10:07

like this
Like (0)

I took the risk and Im not bothered. As I've said in another thread, it's only a game, shit happens! Cool

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

livestrongnick's picture

posted by livestrongnick [1773 posts]
25th February 2013 - 10:45

like this
Like (2)

the race was cancelled, so everyone's score will be zero. i'll amend the negative scores.

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7313 posts]
25th February 2013 - 10:52

like this
Like (3)

if it had been the middle of a stage race it might be different, but as it is the next transfer window is unlimited anyway. so there's no advantage gained by making the extra transfers

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7313 posts]
25th February 2013 - 11:07

like this
Like (3)

An interesting one, although not that it matters too much. There was info around on Friday which suggested Sunday race not likely to go ahead so I picked my team for Saturday (not that it made any discernible difference), even though Sunday race in theory easier to pick. In light of the same info, I didn't make extra transfers for Sunday. The game is connected to events in the real world - eyes open peoples....and nothing saying in the game that points will be refunded, well apart from the adjudication above.

I would have thought it would be easier to make a blanket it will cost you, rather than a case by case decision.

posted by cherrypicked [172 posts]
25th February 2013 - 12:31

like this
Like (2)

if i wanted an easy life we wouldn't be doing it at all Big Grin

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7313 posts]
25th February 2013 - 12:52

like this
Like (2)

Thank you for reversing the negative scores, thanks to the poster that queried the situation.

Mikeh789's picture

posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
25th February 2013 - 19:44

like this
Like (0)

Dave Atkinson wrote:
if it had been the middle of a stage race it might be different, but as it is the next transfer window is unlimited anyway. so there's no advantage gained by making the extra transfers

What about my advantage of not gaining points on those with negative scores Devil Never mind "shit happens" its the winning that counts Devil

N.B. My above comments are of course meant as humour Big Grin

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:08

like this
Like (2)

Gkam84 wrote:
No Boom, If you had looked at the startlist and the PDF I provided, you would have known this.

But we won't know until 11.30am if there is even a race. -9 forecast, so it might be cancelled.


Forgive me, but would you trust any info from an Devil source??? Smile

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

...

JAndrewHill's picture

posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:18

like this
Like (2)