Paris-Nice: Stage 1

by obutterwick   March 3, 2013  

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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posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
4th March 2013 - 14:05

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My purist team has a man down! Crying

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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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th March 2013 - 14:05

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No kristoff down!!!
lantern rouge........ Devil

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
4th March 2013 - 14:10

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livestrongnick wrote:
No kristoff down!!!
lantern rouge........ Devil

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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
4th March 2013 - 14:13

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No transfers made and I have:

Kittel
Viviani
Bouhanni
Howard
Tejay
Matthews
Turgot
Kelderman
Gallopin

good chances today

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
4th March 2013 - 14:28

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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 Angry

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th March 2013 - 14:59

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chase group has given up

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:09

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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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:10

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Oof! Scrappy. Bouhanni nicks it from Petacchi and Viviani.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:14

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Bouhani, Petacchi and Viviani!

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:15

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You beat me to it Tongue

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:15

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Renshaw bottled it Angry

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:16

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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)

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:18

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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)

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:18

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I've got all of the top three! Big Grin

Boardman CX Team '14 | Cannondale CAAD8 '12 (written off, SMIDSY) | Scott Sportster '08

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posted by Gizmo_ [958 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:29

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livestrongnick wrote:
Renshaw bottled it Angry

Totally!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:36

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1103 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:37

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:45

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After 20 pen points i come away with 129 Thinking

Kristoff last man home!!!!! Devil

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:45

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What was Renshaw thinking......He is ultra aggressive,especially with his head.....the gap was there and he stopped pedalling.....Very strange.... Confused

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:46

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
No kristoff down!!!
lantern rouge........ Devil

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

Badge for you TER Big Grin

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:46

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About 60 guys got caught out and lost 2 mins - no big GC names, just bubbling-unders like Frank, Geniez, JTL, Taaramae.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:47

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Looks like I've got 124 and 4 transfers in the bank.

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
4th March 2013 - 15:51

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Game can't that bad can it enrique if you can pull off a stage win!!! Sigh

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
4th March 2013 - 16:49

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Yeah. but as a standard player he doesn't get the badge...

I managed a respectable 155 today, my transfer of Howard for Hutarovich didn't pay off, TJVG for Kristoff did though but only because he rolled in 18 minutes down.

Anyone know how badly Kristoff crashed? Is he likely to race tomorrow?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th March 2013 - 17:02

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Up 777 places today - probably more attributable to a poor prologue than anything else. A career-high of 33rd in the overall for the season tho!

4th-10th in the Forum's Scorum's league is very tight indeed!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th March 2013 - 17:17

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Is there a prize for the most Lantern Rouges? Currently on 4...

posted by northstar [1112 posts]
4th March 2013 - 19:54

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northstar wrote:
Is there a prize for the most Lantern Rouges? Currently on 4...

Me too Big Grin sure can pick a loser...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1103 posts]
4th March 2013 - 20:11

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livestrongnick wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
No kristoff down!!!
lantern rouge........ Devil

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

Badge for you TER Big Grin

Yup thanks, needed that Smile

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
4th March 2013 - 20:33

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I'm on 6 Lanterne Rouge!

My purist team not looking good... Costa out, Kristoff looking doubtful!

posted by d_jp [109 posts]
4th March 2013 - 22:31

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