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Deadline less than three hours off. Is it too short for a swede to win?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Its short enough to bring sprinters into the mix although TTers will likely make a showing too. If either Boonen or Gilbert are racing hard they could do something.

Chavanel seems a good bet.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 2 years ago
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I've gone with 4 time triallers and 5 sprinters today. Hoping for a 1234 and then won't need to change much over the flat days

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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Purist wise, /i want a triple who might win stages and the rest will hopefully stay high in the gc for most of the race.
So . . .

In form american who might win overall.
In form frenchman who might win >1 stage
off centre Dane, who might come good overall
The french option for overall GC
An in form french possible stage winner & high in GC
Cheap sprinter, who mimes
Must have a Sky GC option too
A belgian GC possibility - bit of a gamble
Italian sprinter to make the numbers up.

Think this year might favour the sprinters in the main for the majority of stages, though in the end, overall GC may be decided on the summit finish.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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My dilemma for my purist team is do I pick Talansky or go for one of Roche/Costa/Fugslang/Lofkvist?

Is Talansky in form right now? If not then some of the others are but are generally 2nd tier GC guys.

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chrisdstripes [1702 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

My dilemma for my purist team is do I pick Talansky or go for one of Roche/Costa/Fugslang/Lofkvist?

Is Talansky in form right now? If not then some of the others are but are generally 2nd tier GC guys.

Second-tier GC guys can do well this week though - not many stages to really separate the men from the boys, so could be quite an unpredictable (and close) GC. So I've just gone with gut feeling - which meant dropping Talansky today...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard:
Youth jersey points may come in to play so I've picked my young overall GC pick who will be the one definitely staying in till stage 4 plus young sprinters who can TT or have a solid track grounding as the course looks quite technical.

I only have one guy not eligible for the Youth Jersey.

I'm hoping that they will be high up in GC and pick up pts in the sprints until the 4th stage which looks as though it's the one that will give the first time splits.

Purist:
The new 'SS'
'Roger'
The Dutch Yankee
Prince Harry
'The Boxer'
An Argonaut
A European scratch AND omnium medallist
A Tasmanian Devil
Queen Stage Winner last season

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stevemarks [458 posts] 2 years ago
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AUSSIES!  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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I had Jimmy Engoulvent until he pulled out, he was a shoe in for victory today!

But here is my team

Bouhanni
Kittel
Renshaw
Meersman
Hivert
Grivko
Larsson
Tejay
De Gendt

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard:
Van Garderen
Westra
Vivia
Renshaw
Bouhanni
Chavanel
Howard
Kittel
Hivert

Purist (for the win):
Van Garderen
Costa
Porte
Peraud
Westra
Spilak
Hivert
Bouhanni
Kittel

My purist team is GC heavy but hoping that pays off.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard

Porte
Westra
Peraud
Talansky
TJ
Kristoff
Larsson
Pauriol
Chav

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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My Standard then

Bouhanni,Howard,Gallopin,Viviani,Kittel,Tejay,Matthews,Turgot,Kelderman.

A proper young team....odd then that I'm most afraid of The Jensie today!!

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard

Grivko
Renshaw
Viviani
Howard
Kittel
Matthews
Westra
Spilak
Porte

Purist - I'm aiming for finish line points more than GC.

Viviani
Howard
Kittel
Bouhanni
Meersman
Westra
Spilak
Porte
Quintana

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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May as well name my purist team, I think its well balanced, and has some in form riders too

Bouhanni
Renshaw
Quintana
Coppel
Monfort
J Izagirre
Peraud
Westra
Tejay

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Standard:
Youth jersey points may come in to play so I've picked my young overall GC pick who will be the one definitely staying in till stage 4 plus young sprinters who can TT or have a solid track grounding as the course looks quite technical.

I only have one guy not eligible for the Youth Jersey.

I'm hoping that they will be high up in GC and pick up pts in the sprints until the 4th stage which looks as though it's the one that will give the first time splits.

Purist:
The new 'SS'
'Roger'
The Dutch Yankee
Prince Harry
'The Boxer'
An Argonaut
A European scratch AND omnium medallist
A Tasmanian Devil
Queen Stage Winner last season

*In other words Spilak,Kelderman,Tejay,Renshaw,Bouhanni,Kittel,Viviani,Porte,Westra

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Boom Bouhanni goes quickest (after 15 riders) but its a decent time of 3'47"

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Incidentally

Bouhanni leads with 3'47"  16

Early doors yet though.

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Anyone think it could be a Kittel-Bouhanni 1/2  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Scratch that Bouhanni down to 3rd  2

Tjallingi 1st 3'44" followed by Rojas 2nd

This is Larsson's to win I reckon

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Bozic new leader at 3'40"

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Scratch that Bouhanni down to 3rd  2

Tjallingi 1st 3'44" followed by Rojas 2nd

This is Larsson's to win I reckon

I reckon Turgot

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Velits is the new leader after half the riders

1.Velits
2.Bozic
3.Herrada
4.Bonnet
5.Smukulis
6.Tjallingi
7.Albasini
8.Rast
9.Pineau
10.Rojas

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Soupe has gone fastest, Kristoff put in a good run and is 7th

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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so thats 3 non scorers already for my team in Bouhanni, Larsson and De Gendt.....Bad start!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Scratch that Bouhanni down to 3rd  2

Tjallingi 1st 3'44" followed by Rojas 2nd

This is Larsson's to win I reckon

Larsson sitting 37th at the moment!!  19

Galloping Gourmet goes 3rd  16

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Im relying on Hivert. Meersman came in 8th, so he wont score come the finish of it.

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Kelderman goes fastest, my choices seeming worse and worse  20

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Viviani 6th  20 20

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Scratch that Bouhanni down to 3rd  2

Tjallingi 1st 3'44" followed by Rojas 2nd

This is Larsson's to win I reckon

I reckon Turgot

Turgot 6th

This has nil points written all over it for me haha

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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i had velits up till 10:14 this morning :'(

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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My purist team may actually get me my latern rouge badge, Monfort just crashed!

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