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Right, team picked. Five sprinters, three sprinting all-rounders and the current leader's jersey holder. Hoping he remembers his track legs For the final km's after a day on the roads.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Got rid of geniez and larsson...heres hoping for better scores on stage two

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Made 4 transfers which will hopefully pay off next 2 days and give me some green arrows??

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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I had 6 sprinters and 3 TTers for yesterday, so kept Chavanel and brought in 2 more sprinters as the winds don't look like they'll cause problems today. Hoping for a good day - although I'm sure a lot of people will have similar teams...

My French isn't great, but from scanning the rules, I think that the stage winner gets 10 secs bonus, then 6 and 4 - so sprinters that had a good prologue will have their eye on the Yellow Jersey...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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You're right, Viviani and Renshaw have the chance of taking the lead at the finish plus there are 3, 2 & 1 seconds available at each of the two intermediate sprints.

My team for today:

Westra
Chavanel
Hivert
Renshaw
Viviani
Kittel
Bouhanni
Hutarovich
Kristoff

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

You're right, Viviani and Renshaw have the chance of taking the lead at the finish plus there are 3, 2 & 1 seconds available at each of the two intermediate sprints.

My team for today:

Westra
Chavanel
Hivert
Renshaw
Viviani
Kittel
Bouhanni
Hutarovich
Kristoff

Mine is as above, except replace Hivert and Westra (incidentally both in my purist team) with Matthews (bit of a shot in the dark) and Gallopin.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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My team still not looking great  39 I dont even have all the sprinters you guys have, and you guys have GC points too!

Bouhanni
Kristoff
Kittel
Renshaw
Viviani
Hivert
Meersman
Grivko
Tejay

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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In fairness though my extra sprinter is Hutarovich who is either great, or awful, and could do absolutely nothing today. Having Meersman may put you ahead tomorrow (assuming you keep him) as it's not such an easy finish.

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

In fairness though my extra sprinter is Hutarovich who is either great, or awful, and could do absolutely nothing today. Having Meersman may put you ahead tomorrow (assuming you keep him) as it's not such an easy finish.

I too have also gambled on the enigma that is `Hutarovich`.....Good....Bad.....and nothing in between...

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

In fairness though my extra sprinter is Hutarovich who is either great, or awful, and could do absolutely nothing today. Having Meersman may put you ahead tomorrow (assuming you keep him) as it's not such an easy finish.

I was thinking he could actually do something on stage 3, same with Hivert.

Actually hoping Grivko goes in the break to try and take the bonus seconds

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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On the gun, Romain Sicard (EUS), Bertjan Lindeman (VCD) and Yannick Talabardon (SOJ) broke clear. They now lead the bunch by 1:25.

Personally my pick for leader at the end of the day is Viviani, especially given that three have gone up the road so there shouldn't be any bonus seconds available out of the peloton to the likes of Chavanel.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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bouhanni
Renshaw
porte
Chav
Kittel
Vivianni
Peraud
kristoff
Westra

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Balls out of the bath time for me as well - mine's a sprint-heavy squad.

Couldn't resist tinkering with my squad, which I had picked specifically with saving transfers in mind. Brought in Kelderman and Soupe in the hope they'll finish at the front somewhere and get me GC points (no Viviani though, which seems to run contrary to most others - could be egg on face time come this evening).

Expecting big things from Bouhanni today and tomorrow...

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 3 years ago
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Rui Costa has abandoned.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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My purist team has a man down!  20

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Crash in the peloton
Km 127 - A crash took place in the peloton involving Rui Costa (MOV), Tony Gallopin (RLT), Lucas Haedo (CAN) and Samuel Dumoulin (ALT). They were all quickly back on their bike.

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Rui Costa gives up
Rui Costa, the Movistar team leader, has given up with a wrist injury after his crash at kilometre 127.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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No kristoff down!!!
lantern rouge........  19

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

No kristoff down!!!
lantern rouge........  19

noooo  20 I do need the latern rouge badge and everyone scoring badge

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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No transfers made and I have:

Kittel
Viviani
Bouhanni
Howard
Tejay
Matthews
Turgot
Kelderman
Gallopin

good chances today

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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BMC trying to split the peloton, Boonen one of the guys in the second half, Kittel also has a mechanical so may end up dropping into the second group.

If the peloton splits it could play havok with the sprint  14

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 3 years ago
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chase group has given up

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Aye, Kittel is in the second group, BMC clearly trying to split the peloton for TJVGs benefit. Bouhanni appears to be in the front group, no word on Viviani, Kristoff, Hutarovich etc...

I may live to regret my Kristoff for Van Garderen transer at half 8 this morning.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Oof! Scrappy. Bouhanni nicks it from Petacchi and Viviani.

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 3 years ago
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Bouhani, Petacchi and Viviani!

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 3 years ago
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You beat me to it :p

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Renshaw bottled it  14

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Top five results

1. Nacer Bouhanni (France, FDJ)

2. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy, Lampre)

3. Elia Viviani (Italy, Cannondale)

4. Jens Debbuschere (Belgium, Lotto)

5. Heinrich Haussler (Australia, IAM)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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1. Nacer Bouhanni (France, FDJ)

2. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy, Lampre)

3. Elia Viviani (Italy, Cannondale)

4. Jens Debbuschere (Belgium, Lotto)

5. Heinrich Haussler (Australia, IAM)

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jollygoodvelo [1540 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got all of the top three!  4

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

Renshaw bottled it  14

Totally!

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Dammit! Rui Costa's in my purist and my standard!

And not picking Viviani turns out to be a bad call indeed. Hmnph.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Kocjan, Rui Costa and Fedrigo are DNF - Kristoff looks like Lanterne Rouge, coming in 17 mins down...

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