GP Camaiore / Strade Bianchi / Roma Maxima

by drheaton   February 27, 2013  

My teams are picked!

Slightly worried about my purist team though, it's coming in at 120 credits!

Liking the combination of these three races, makes for some interesting picks, especially for my purist team.

Any tips for those making last minute choices? I've not gone solely for those riding all three and have picked Sagan but most of my others are cheapo Italians.

Also, Gatto is no longer riding Camaiore according to Cycling Fever, just Strade and Roma now.

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Well ive now taken Gatto out of my standard team then.

Got one risk for Strade in my purist team, but hopefully his 50 points will make it a non gamble Wink

As for tips, the guy ive replaced Gatto with I think will do well in Camaiore

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
27th February 2013 - 15:20

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Don't worry, my purist team was coming in at 65.3 until I changed it around a bit and looked at the start lists again Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
27th February 2013 - 15:40

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I have 6 Italians in one of my teams and 7 in the other - and as usual can't resist Sagan. Don't really feel the need to find guys that are riding all three - anyone that can score big points in one race, or top 10 in 2, would be worth having.

Not exactly hot tips, but there are 4 guys from Androni that I'm basically flipping a coin between - Pellizotti, Reda, Felline and Gavazzi could all do something in at least one of these races.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
27th February 2013 - 15:47

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In purist I started by picking nine guys riding all three but was also left with lots of credits so took out the two least likely to do anything and replaced with the 2 heaviest hitters riding two races.

In standard,with 6 transfers allowed between races I pretty much picked three guys riding all 3 races who could well do something in each of them then fitted in 6 guys suited to the rolling up/down circuit based racing of the G.P....and four of those are riding Bianchi too so I've only got 2 that definitely need to come out after the G.P.

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
27th February 2013 - 15:52

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I did the same Ray, I picked guys riding all three, then narrowed it down to those I think can do something, then pulled in the best who are riding 2/3 Devil

In Standard I just went on gut and don't even know how many are doing the next race Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
27th February 2013 - 15:56

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Gone a bit random for Purist.
Picked a standard team all riding GP with a couple who are riding the others, which should aid in transfers. Nerd
A lot of Italians through out though Big Grin

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
27th February 2013 - 16:14

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For my purist team I tried to stick to those riding two or three races and have both 'big hitters' but avoided Nibali purely as he's only racing once. In fairness he could well win Camaiore and outscore all the rest of my guys but I took the chance that my picks would top 10 two or three times.

Standard wise I'm loaded up on Camaiore riders with a view to switching people out over the next couple of stages. I can field a full Bianchi team with about 3/4 transfers so in theory could totally rework my team for Roma.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th February 2013 - 16:48

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Are we allowed to save some of the 6 transfers between GP and Bianchi and add them to the 6 we get between Bianchi and Roma?

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
27th February 2013 - 19:22

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I think so, unlimited rolling over of transfers for premiums is built into the game I think so I don't see why not.

Rolling forward 2/3 transfers was part of my plan so I hope so!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th February 2013 - 20:08

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ray silvester wrote:
Are we allowed to save some of the 6 transfers between GP and Bianchi and add them to the 6 we get between Bianchi and Roma?

I'm banking on rolling over unused transfers within a competition. Thats what I understood my tenner to get me amongst other things Thinking

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
27th February 2013 - 21:36

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My purist is made up of italians + 1 other. Most are riding 2 out of 3 races with the odd one doing all 3. Ended up with 13 credits spare !

I managed to get one brit in my standard team who's riding all 3.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
27th February 2013 - 21:36

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Seven Italians in my Standard team....Just the three in my Purist...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [481 posts]
27th February 2013 - 22:37

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I'm targeting Strade Bianche with one team, all three with the other one. All purist.

posted by arsene [217 posts]
27th February 2013 - 23:57

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Seven Italians in my Standard team....Just the three in my Purist...

Likewise.

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
28th February 2013 - 0:28

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Done! My purist team has 6 italians, a colombian, a slovak, and a dutch. 5 will be racing in GP Camiore, 8 in strade bianche and 7 in roma maxima,. Is that a decent spread of racers for a purist?

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posted by makiavelli [14 posts]
28th February 2013 - 2:37

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Despite him having suffered bronchitis until fairly recently, I still can't resist picking Sagan. Expensive gamble, no doubt, but surely he'll do something this week.

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

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
28th February 2013 - 8:14

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My Camaiore team then:

Sagan
Caruso
Blyth
Nibali
Nocentini
Sella
Pellizoti
Betancurt

and my Purist:

Sagan
Valverde
Kessiakoff
Gatto
Reda
Pellizotti
Cunego
Betancurt
Pirazzi

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
28th February 2013 - 9:09

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