Paris-Nice: Stage 2

by obutterwick   March 4, 2013  

Keep my team as it is? Save 2 transfers for Stage 4? Tricky one, especially with tomorrow's uphill (sprint) finish.

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Renshaw
Westra
Gallopin
Kittel
Bouhanni
Pettachi
Porte
Chavanel
Viviani

Really hoping for a high score, want the 180 badge!! Crying

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 9:34

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livestrongnick wrote:
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Really hoping for a high score, want the 180 badge!! Crying


Me too - my best is 179, and that was the day I forgot to make my transfers!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
5th March 2013 - 9:44

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I've got over 180, but because of penalty points i keep coming up short Sick

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 9:46

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First sprint:

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Result of the first intermediate sprint in Les Choux (Km 15.5)1. Boeckmans 3 points, 3 secs2. Smukulis 2 points, 2 secs3. Christensen 1 point, 1 sec

No break at the minute, Kristoff appears to have started Seeldrayers hasn't.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 11:49

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I chucked together a team after watching the last 10km yesterday. Needed to take out Rui Costa and Kristoff. Will finally be home this evening to catch up on it all.

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posted by Gkam84 [8941 posts]
5th March 2013 - 12:15

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Still aparently nobody in a break and the peloton taking it very casually:

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The average speed in the second hour of the stage was 26.7 kph and the overall average speed was 29.6 kph.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 12:20

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De Gendt and Feillu in the lead
KM 64 - Thomas De Gendt and Romain Feillu (both Vacansoleil) have surged. Thay are being chased by Mikel Astarloza (EUS) and Maxime Bouet (ALT), some 15 seconds behind. The peloton is 1:30 seconds adrift.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 12:30

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Crash in the peloton:

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Huguet and Siutsov crash
As hail starts falling on the peloton Kasntanstin Siutsov (SKY) crashed as weel as Yann Huguet (ARG)

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Massive pile up
Km 125 - A major pile up took place in the bunch, involving several riders like Ian Boswell (SKY), Alexandre Pichot (EUC), prologue winner Damien Gaudin (EUC) and a few BMC riders.

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Soupe was also in the crash
Geoffrey Soupe (FDJ), one of Nacer Bouanni's lead-out men, was also involved in the crash.

Pichot has quit the race.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:33

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OMg Bouhanni is DOWN AND OUT!!

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posted by adholman [80 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:40

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Nooooo! Crying

Bouhanni appears to have crashed and smashed up his teeth, being stretchered away.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:41

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Bouhanni out Crying

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posted by Aslanscubs [1 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:44

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renshaw step up please!!!

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:50

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Ouch.

posted by northstar [1107 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:54

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Lip and hand injury for Bouhanni
The race doctor told France Televisions: "Nacer has a deep wound in the lip and a hand trauma. He's staying with us until the end of the stage and then going to hospital for further checks."

Nice to see it's not something that'll wreck his season. Hopefully he'll be up and running again and at full pace for the Tour.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 15:33

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Viviani takes the second sprint followed by Chavanel and Perez Moreno.

Viviani now in yellow by a second over Chavanel.

Boonen and OPQS on the front. Looks like they're driving the pace to try and break the sprinters and give Chavanel a shot up the short climb to the finish.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 15:47

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Had Bouhanni and once again failed to select Viviani. Silver lining though - had Kittel in the squad Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:04

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1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
4 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
5 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
8 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
10 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard

posted by Kevins [2 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:04

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Bah, dropping Howard after stage one keeps coming back to bite me in the ass. Anyone know where Haussler ended up?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:05

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I got got rid of Kittel last night. Angry

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:16

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Yippee.....Wig-Billy is not immortal after all.....Just simply different class.... Smile Loser

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:20

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I thought as much bloody Kristoff was up the front trying to contest the sprint, ended up 19th though

11 RAST Gregory
12 PETACCHI Alessandro
13 TURGOT Sébastien
14 SOUPE Geoffrey
15 BOECKMANS Kris
16 CHAVANEL Sylvain
17 HUTAROVICH Yauheni
18 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI
19 KRISTOFF Alexander
20 TALANSKY Andrew

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:29

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I was going to drop "Harvey" Kittel after he trailed in yesterday but I forgot. Just as well really. That's 6 out of yesterday's and today's top 4 scorers I've had in my team, boom.

(Not Lars).

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posted by Gizmo_ [898 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:30

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Lanterne Rouge - FLENS Rick

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:32

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A paltry 104 today. Very disappointing.

Now, what to the hell do I do about tomorrow?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:37

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I think 150 for me Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 16:43

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Is it just me or could tomorrow be a short Milan San Remo type stage? Thinking

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th March 2013 - 17:05

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drheaton wrote:
Nooooo! Crying

Bouhanni appears to have crashed and smashed up his teeth, being stretchered away.

Bou hou...i might have got a full house as he was my only non scorer today....better not cry too much having scored 178 pts.

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
5th March 2013 - 17:59

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glory or bust time tomorrow. Got rid of all my sprinters in the hope that they will hammer it up the final 2nd cat climb.

Poss breakaway day tomorrow.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
5th March 2013 - 18:20

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stumps wrote:

Poss breakaway day tomorrow.

Tend to agree. Gone puncheur-heavy for tomorrow, need a big day...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
5th March 2013 - 19:30

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drheaton wrote:
A paltry 104 today. Very disappointing.

Now, what to the hell do I do about tomorrow?

I know that feeling. Too well.

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

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
5th March 2013 - 19:38

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