Tirreno - Adriatico TTT

by livestrongnick   March 6, 2013  

Start Times

1 Lotto Belisol 14:45:00
2 Orica GreenEdge 14:48:00
3 Katusha 14:51:00
4 Movistar Team 14:54:00
5 Cannondale Pro Cycling 14:57:00
6 Vacansoleil - DCM 15:00:00
7 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 15:03:00
8 Sky Procycling 15:06:00
9 RadioShack - Leopard 15:09:00
10 Team NetApp - Endura 15:12:00
11 Ag2r - La Mondiale 15:15:00
12 FDJ 15:18:00
13 Lampre - Merida 15:21:00
14 Garmin Sharp 15:24:00
15 Saxo - Tinkoff 15:27:00
16 Blanco 15:30:00
17 MTN - Qhubeka 15:33:00
18 Vini Fantini 15:36:00
19 BMC Racing Team 15:39:00
20 Euskaltel Euskadi 15:42:00
21 Argos - Shimano 15:45:00
22 Astana 15:48:00

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Ive ditched the TTT totally, got my team set for the next two days so then I can make 6 transfers for stage 6

I have one of each of these, OPQS, Lotto, BMC, Garmin, Radioshack, Vini, Movistar, FDJ and Vaconsoleil.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3467 posts]
6th March 2013 - 9:13

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I have those 2 mentioned above plus big sprinters Big Grin

Can't see me squeezing Sagan in Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1306 posts]
6th March 2013 - 9:48

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The TTT is only just 10 mile so i dont think picking specialised tt'ers is going to be much of an advantage in this stage. My team consists of 7 different teams so hopefully i should get a half decent score and will already have 3 of my main gc hopes already in the team.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2331 posts]
6th March 2013 - 11:25

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As for Sagan i think he might use the race as hard training for the spring classics with his buddy Moser a more likely candidate for the top 10.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2331 posts]
6th March 2013 - 11:28

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My tactic is to largely ignore the stage. Fantasy wise the gaps opened up thanks to people scoring 10, 9 and 8 points etc aren't big enough for me to care.

I'm stacking it for tomorrow and banking the transfers.

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 11:28

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stumps wrote:
The TTT is only just 10 mile so i dont think picking specialised tt'ers is going to be much of an advantage in this stage. My team consists of 7 different teams so hopefully i should get a half decent score and will already have 3 of my main gc hopes already in the team.

Wow 3 GC hopes in your team already! I have 8 sprinters and a 3 credit guy who could do something in the hills/final TT.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3467 posts]
6th March 2013 - 12:12

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7 Sprinters, two nothing DSs (for the TTT). Saving my 6 transfers for the first proper mountain stage

I know I said I wasn't bothering with the TTT but for 5 credits I reckon they're more reliable than any other cheapo DS. I just worry that they limit me credit wise over 3 credit DSs but which of those are ever going to do anything?!

Also, a badge should be added for picking Andy Schleck. Whoever picks him the most through the year should get an award for blind hope.

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 12:23

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Its pissing down with rain there today, It should make for interesting results Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [7886 posts]
6th March 2013 - 12:28

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My team, I changed it a little over lunch but the body is the same as I'd planned:

Cavendish
Degenkolb
Farrar
Bennati
Nizzolo
Demare
Pardilla
Rohan Dennis
Quinziato

I had Appollonio in until about half 12 but figured he'd be second choice sprinter behind Belletti so ditched him as well as Grabsch in favour of Pardilla and Dennis who I can keep for the duration (in theory).

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 13:33

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Cav
Greipel
Nizzolo
Demare
Ventoso
Chicci
Bole
Hushovd
Dennis

Purist

Greipel
Nizzolo
Bole
Froome
Nocentini
Lagutin
Martin
Nordhaug
Dennis

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3467 posts]
6th March 2013 - 13:37

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My purist team

Peter Sagan
Fredrik Kessiakoff
Tony Martin
Tom Jelte Slagter
Bauke Mollema
Daniel Martin
Andy Schleck
Manuel Quinziato
Rohan Dennis

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posted by Gkam84 [7886 posts]
6th March 2013 - 13:49

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My purist team (hoping for big things)

J-Rod
Evans
Mollema
Sanchez
Cunego
Demare
Appollonio (who I forgot to drop)
Pardilla
Bole

In theory I'd have ditched Appollonio for someone cheap and maybe upgraded Cunego or Bole but it's too late now.

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 14:04

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Standard

Cav
Nizzolo
Farrar
Bennati
van Keirsbulck
Phinney
Bole
Dennis
De La Cruz

Purist

Sagan
Purito
Evans
Nocentini
Dennis
Pardilla
Dekker
Devolder
De La Cruz

posted by Wig_Billy [552 posts]
6th March 2013 - 14:16

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I reckon Saxo will take it. Contador, Rogers, Boaro and Kreuziger all on the same team! That's 4 potential top 10 finishers in individual TT.

Either that or Omega.

Chiggety check yourself before you wreck yourself

posted by therealsmallboy [84 posts]
6th March 2013 - 14:56

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Wow 3 GC hopes in your team already! I have 8 sprinters and a 3 credit guy who could do something in the hills/final TT.

Yep, and i've probably put the kiss of death on them all now Surprise

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2331 posts]
6th March 2013 - 17:50

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Ok, so Cav won....

posted by Hugh Lupus [31 posts]
6th March 2013 - 19:27

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Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1280 posts]
6th March 2013 - 20:59

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Did they drop Grabsch? Ouch, I bet that hurts a few people.

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:04

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

Who? I may have done the scores wrong Thinking just updating now

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3467 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:05

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

Who? I may have done the scores wrong Thinking just updating now

I think they have changed 2 members since last night. will fix it but gotta do all the scores again, gonna let it finish the update first

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3467 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:13

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Don't forget to remove Sylvain Georges who didn't finish.....

No last man home either??

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posted by Gkam84 [7886 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:28

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Dammit Grabsch!! Put him in my purist and normal team.. don't we get "last man home" points for Paulinho? He's last in the official list for the stage.

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [46 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:38

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Gkam84 wrote:
Don't forget to remove Sylvain Georges who didn't finish.....

No last man home either??

Not as far as I know Thinking I was under the assumption last man home didnt count for TTT's (needs a Dave ruling)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3467 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:41

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Not sure really, each team member completing the course gets the points for their teams finishing position so how is it right that a guy could get 10 points for their team winning but another 10 for being last man?

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:45

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drheaton wrote:
Not sure really, each team member completing the course gets the points for their teams finishing position so how is it right that a guy could get 10 points for their team winning but another 10 for being last man?

Makes sense..just a brain fart.. Confused

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [46 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:52

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No worries, TTTs make things complicated. Riders are ranked on their team performance because otherwise someone who puts all their efforts in at the start isn't rewarded for helping their team succeed.

I think its fair not to have last man for TTTs.

posted by drheaton [3208 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:55

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1st on the forum league Wink won't last

posted by rcorbin [182 posts]
6th March 2013 - 21:59

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drheaton wrote:
No worries, TTTs make things complicated. Riders are ranked on their team performance because otherwise someone who puts all their efforts in at the start isn't rewarded for helping their team succeed.

I think its fair not to have last man for TTTs.

Totally agree Smile xcept Senor Paulinho didn't put all he had in helping his team..he's just lazy and is allergic to rain..poor bastard

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [46 posts]
6th March 2013 - 22:00

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Haha, I was only messing with Ter, TTT's don't get last man home, But I wanted to see his reply Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [7886 posts]
6th March 2013 - 23:11

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rcorbin wrote:
1st on the forum league Wink won't last

Joint First Wink

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7th March 2013 - 7:58

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