Le Samyn / Strade Bianche purist

by Jonas Lorenzen   February 24, 2013  

I guess the rules for Le Samyn / Strade Bianche purist teams are the same as for the previous stages, so it would probably be a good idea to go full house on Strade Bianche participants as the weather in Belgium seems to be somewhat on the crappy side for cycling.

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Ok then, the purists will be filled with van poppels then...

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
24th February 2013 - 16:58

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With Roma Maxima added, purist gonna be a mare to sort out...

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posted by archieboy [33 posts]
25th February 2013 - 17:37

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archieboy wrote:
With Roma Maxima added, purist gonna be a mare to sort out...

Is some kind person going to produce a list of riders competing in all 3 by tomorrow evening.

Go on, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:12

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I WILL produce a list.....BUT, Feck me, Le Samyn are still showing the 2012 riders list and for the life of me, I cannot find a full startlist Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:30

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This looks like the most up to date one:

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/118155022-Le-Samyn-2013-Startlist

Though cycling fever is looking similar too.

posted by northstar [1107 posts]
25th February 2013 - 20:44

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Sorry if this has been covered, but can we clarify if purist teams get any transfers between Strade Bianche and the newly added Roma Maxima? Or is it, as I assume, unlimited transfers for Samyn, and then thats your team for the three?

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
25th February 2013 - 22:10

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Sorry if this has been covered, but can we clarify if purist teams get any transfers between Strade Bianche and the newly added Roma Maxima? Or is it, as I assume, unlimited transfers for Samyn, and then thats your team for the three?

Unlimted transfers before Samyn and thats your team for all 3

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3989 posts]
25th February 2013 - 22:32

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Sorry if this has been covered, but can we clarify if purist teams get any transfers between Strade Bianche and the newly added Roma Maxima? Or is it, as I assume, unlimited transfers for Samyn, and then thats your team for the three?

Unlimted transfers before Samyn and thats your team for all 3


Cool beans - should be fun! Thinking

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
25th February 2013 - 22:54

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strade bianche start list now posted on official website. link thru velowire click 'iscritti'

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
25th February 2013 - 23:01

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Gkam84 wrote:
I WILL produce a list.....BUT, Feck me, Le Samyn are still showing the 2012 riders list and for the life of me, I cannot find a full startlist Thinking

Why dont you go over there and ask them face 2 face. Wheres the commitment to this fantasy game. surely as the master of the early classics, it should be your duty...
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
25th February 2013 - 23:35

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I doubt I could keep receipts and give them to Road.cc for my fees....Else I would. I'd rather be ANYWHERE but here at the moment

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
25th February 2013 - 23:49

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Also not finding one for Roma, I wanted to add G.P. Camaiore instead, as I can have a full roster for it.... Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
25th February 2013 - 23:52

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Im assuming that the teams for the italian races will be similar, and hazve packed my purist eggs in that basket.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
25th February 2013 - 23:57

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It was hard but managed to put a purist team together! Thinking
Now to crack Le Samyn...... At Wits End

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1847 posts]
26th February 2013 - 0:29

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Got some more and past them onto Pro stats aswell, so hopefully they will update....anyone wanna chip in?

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
26th February 2013 - 4:42

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Apologies for this as it's probably already been stated elsewhere but between Le Samyn and Strade Bianche how many transfers do we get ???????

I've got my purist team sorted based purely around Strade and Roma but need to get my head sorted for Samyn

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posted by stumps [2806 posts]
26th February 2013 - 10:54

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posted by Jonas Lorenzen [51 posts]
26th February 2013 - 11:02

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6 subs

according to the "stages" tab in the game overview

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [51 posts]
26th February 2013 - 11:03

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I think that this comp needs a major rethink for next year. Trying to pick a purist team for 3 races in 2 different countries when the startlist for at least one of them only contains 16 names and one of the others has almost half the teams empty is nigh on impossible. I realise that it's the same for everyone and it's far too late to change anything now for this year but the grouping of races needs to be looked at. The one day races are enough of a lottery as it is, without having to guess whether any of your riders will even be starting, let alone scoring points.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
26th February 2013 - 11:53

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simon F wrote:
I think that this comp needs a major rethink for next year. Trying to pick a purist team for 3 races in 2 different countries when the startlist for at least one of them only contains 16 names and one of the others has almost half the teams empty is nigh on impossible. I realise that it's the same for everyone and it's far too late to change anything now for this year but the grouping of races needs to be looked at. The one day races are enough of a lottery as it is, without having to guess whether any of your riders will even be starting, let alone scoring points.

True Simon, I think it would all be fine if organisers were as punctual with startlists etc as RCS are, as they had Strade out exactly a week before, and if that was the same for all races it would be much easier. ASO are normally pretty good for there 'big events' but were poor for, Qatar and Oman, Oman especially

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3989 posts]
26th February 2013 - 11:58

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I think had KBK gone ahead something like this culd have worked

Omloop - 4 trans - KBK - Unlimited - Strade - 4/6 trans - Roma

To be fair Roma hasn't taken place for the past 5 years

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3989 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:04

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In fairness, the problem here is that once a race is opened it's very hard to change anything so it's not possible to swap a 6 transfer window with an unlimited one.

I like the smaller one day races and I think Omloop was a good addition, I think Strade Bianchi will also be a good addition too. I've never heard of Samyn and Roma Maxima is new so we'll have to see how they go.

Purist comps for the classics are ALWAYS complicated. last year you had to pick teams across two or three major one day races which was hard but it's purist, that's the nature of the game.

If everyone is saying that you want unlimited transfers between every one day race so that purists and standards alike can tinker to their hearts content then that's a separate issue but otherwise where there are a limited number of transfers (ie 4 or 6) then purists are restricted to zero because that is how the game works, and how it has always worked.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:05

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simon F wrote:
I think that this comp needs a major rethink for next year. Trying to pick a purist team for 3 races in 2 different countries when the startlist for at least one of them only contains 16 names and one of the others has almost half the teams empty is nigh on impossible.

yeah, possibly it would be better to run it just with unlimited transfers between all the races and do away with the purist element for it. it took us a couple of years to get the spring classics working okay as well Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7424 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:11

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I have the Roma startlist

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/RomaMaxima/2011/it/download/Iscritti_201...

To be fair, Roma was never on my radar until it was suggested about replacing KBK with it. So yes, its all a bit last minute.

If you think its sent you into a pickle, think about poor old me trying to get startlists and things Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:16

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Gkam84 wrote:
I have the Roma startlist

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/RomaMaxima/2011/it/download/Iscritti_201...

To be fair, Roma was never on my radar until it was suggested about replacing KBK with it. So yes, its all a bit last minute.

If you think its sent you into a pickle, think about poor old me trying to get startlists and things Devil

You have just beaten me to this, I think I just sit here browsing for the startlists until i go off to work Devil Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3989 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:31

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Le Samyn is looking a total bust, with less than 24 hours to go, I can't find all team rosters Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8933 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:32

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cycling fever now has 2/3 startlist complete

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
26th February 2013 - 12:35

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Sagan or Valverde for my purist team Thinking

Sagan is not on the roma maxima startlist, however I read this so its thrown my tactics, as I was gonna leave sagan out.

"Sagan has spent the last few days training in Tuscany to avoid the cold and wet weather of northern Europe. After the GP di Camaiore, he will also ride the Strade Bianche race on Saturday, the new Roma Maxima race in Rome on Sunday and then Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts in Tuscany on Wednesday March 6"

Apart from that choice im all set, 2 that will ride Samyn, 2 that will rider just Strade and 5 that will ride strade and maxima

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3989 posts]
26th February 2013 - 13:14

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Sagan or Valverde for my purist team Thinking

Sagan is not on the roma maxima startlist, however I read this so its thrown my tactics, as I was gonna leave sagan out.

"Sagan has spent the last few days training in Tuscany to avoid the cold and wet weather of northern Europe. After the GP di Camaiore, he will also ride the Strade Bianche race on Saturday, the new Roma Maxima race in Rome on Sunday and then Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts in Tuscany on Wednesday March 6"

Apart from that choice im all set, 2 that will ride Samyn, 2 that will rider just Strade and 5 that will ride strade and maxima

"..to avoid the cold.."
Check this out: https://twitter.com/StradeBianche/status/305979392750931969/photo/1

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [51 posts]
26th February 2013 - 13:40

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Still, probably not as cold as Belgium though! Had the two best pasta meals of my life in Sienna!

posted by Alan Tullett [1456 posts]
26th February 2013 - 16:19

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