Roma Maxima

by ray silvester   February 26, 2013  

That's a bit lastminute.com?

I can't see the need really with Paris-Nice opening on the same day

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Looking on the bright side, it looks like all my team actually started, given the various versions of startlists that were floating around yesterday Smile On the downside, I suspect I'm not going to do anything like as well as I did yesterday Sad

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 10:13

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I've gone for sprinters, and strong guys that can sprint a bit, so could be a good day if a big group gets to the finish, but a disaster if not! All nine are Italian, with names ending in A, O or I...

Reda
M Gavazzi
Lasca
Visconti
Pozzato
Belletti
Ponzi
D Caruso
Gatto

Purist-wise I just have Reda, Ponzi, Pozzato and Valverde after all the withdrawals.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 10:20

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Wig_Billy wrote:
I've tried to cover a few bases today. All of my team can sprint a bit, but they have varying climbing abilities.

Valverde
Pozzato*
Gatto
DCaruso
Rubiano
Ponzi*
Felline*
Lagutin*
Geschke*

I've got 4 of Wig_Billy's in my standard but then Nibali,Montaguti,Reda,Pozzovivo and Cunego in place of those asterisked

Purists are Belletti,Valverde,Blythe,Cummings,Cunego,Niemiec,Gadret with Gasparotto plus Sagan not riding.

It'll be interesting to see how it pans out and just how seriously 'His Nibs' rides.

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 10:37

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48km done and still gruppo compatto. Sounds fast and furious. EDIT - Speed for the first hour 51.1 kph

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 10:50

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After 58km, Biel Kadri (Ag2r), Andrè Cardoso (Caja Rural), Christophe Premont (Crelan-Euphony), Pim Lightart (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) have 3'30" over the peloton

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 11:05

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Bah, toyed with putting Cardoso in last night, oh well. I have:

Pozzato
Valverde
Kessiakoff
Nibali
Sella
Gatto
Reda
Cunego
Lagutin

And the last guys standing in my purist team are:

Pirazzi
Read
Cunego
Kessiakoff
Valverde
Gatto

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 11:16

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Break now has 8'35" with 102km to go. Barring the incredible, that's the break away points sorted. Halfway point soon.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 11:27

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44.6 kph avg in the second hour. Gap is 7 mins at 90km to go (halfway). I've got to go out so ...
ticker is at http://www.spaziociclismo.it/?action=read&idnotizia=26409 for anyone else who wants to follow/update.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 11:49

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my team is this

Pozzato
Valverde
Ponzi
Reda
Gatto
Lagutin
Pozzovivo
Caruso
Caruso

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 12:02

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Gone with:

Valverde
Blythe
Pozzato
Caruso
Tiralongo
Visconti
Cummings
Cunego
Gatto

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8461 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 12:45

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I'm back. 42km to go. Gap is 2'45"

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 13:16

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Kadri on his own. Counterattack of Nibali, Reda, Rubiano, Timmer and Santambrogio at 1 min. Peloton at 1'30" 33km to go.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 13:42

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Is there a live stream anywhere?

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

...

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 13:43

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can't find one, just the ticker posted by simon

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 13:48

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1 Kadri
2 Pozzato
3 Bole

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 14:17

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3. Bole

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 14:17

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1 Kadri
2 Pozzato
3 Bole
4 Barbin
5 Ponzi
6 Duque
7 Visconti
8 Geschke
9 Lagutin
10 Chernetskiy

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 14:22

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Great race, make sure you watch highlights (was watching RAI via VPS on Italian server).

Poor Pippo Pozzato had no idea Biel Kadri was up the road and had won (no race radios, and the group was coming round Colosseum so not quite in finishing straight).

Pozzato gave it a big victory salute as he crossed the line to take sprint for second. Very sheepish in the post-race interview Smile

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8461 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 14:24

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2,5,9 for me Thinking

Highlights are on eurosport 2 at 4 after the Paris-Nice Prologue

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 14:26

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11 CHEREL Mikael AG2R La Mondiale 5 12 ,,
12 SELVAGGI Mirko Vacansoleil - DCM 3 10 ,,
13 CARUSO Damiano Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 8 ,,
14 TXURRUKA Amets Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 7 ,,
15 VICIOSO ARCOS Ángel Katusha Team 6 ,,

13th for me too. Not good enough tbh, hope I can somehow survive in the to 20 of the comp, but Wig having Geschke means he will go above me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 14:33

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Crikey, possibly my worst stage of the season. Not sure I have a single placed rider!

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 15:43

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Full results now out at http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/RomaMaxima/download/Arrivo_Roma_Maxima20...

I just read 'em and wept Crying

posted by simon F [994 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 15:55

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13,16 & 20 Angry Crying

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 16:08

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Had 4 in the first chasing group but they got caught! Oops!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 17:03

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Right, just to check, back from sportive, sore, but finished....

These 5 guys were away at half way?

Biel Kadri
Andrè Cardoso
Christophe Premont
Pim Lightart
Albert Timmer

On to the scores now

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posted by Gkam84 [9026 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 17:23

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Gkam84 wrote:
Right, just to check, back from sportive, sore, but finished....

These 5 guys were away at half way?

Biel Kadri
Andrè Cardoso
Christophe Premont
Pim Lightart
Albert Timmer

On to the scores now

Yep correct

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 17:25

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Arghhhhh! Crying Wig again! with Geschke!

Congrats though Wig

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 18:02

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Thanks, although I feel a bit lucky because it would've been a completely different result if the race was 1km shorter.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 18:20

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Thanks, although I feel a bit lucky because it would've been a completely different result if the race was 1km shorter.

Well done!

So close and yet so far. I had 4 of that chasing group and then when they saw they couldn't win they sat up. Damn them. Should have had one or two sprinters though. At least another top ten tour badge as consolation.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 18:25

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Forgot/didn't realise I'd picked Pozzato (confused him with Pozzovivo, who I'd also picked) and Ligthart - so not quite the disaster I was expecting Plain Face

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 18:38

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