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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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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Favourites seem to be Greenedge, BMC and OPQS.

I'm expecting Bert Grabsch and Manuel Quinziato to be very popular today  16

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Favourites seem to be Greenedge, BMC and OPQS.

I'm expecting Bert Grabsch and Manuel Quinziato to be very popular today  16

They both feature for me...
I have 2 each from BMC, OPQ and Radioshack (I know they're in a bit of turmoil but they do have decent team here), plus 3 sprinters for tomorrow - normally I score really low on TTTs, so I've tried a bit harder this time...

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I have those 2 mentioned above plus big sprinters  4

Can't see me squeezing Sagan in  39

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AWPeleton [3291 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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AWPeleton [3291 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Its pissing down with rain there today, It should make for interesting results  4

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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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).

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav
Greipel
Nizzolo
Demare
Ventoso
Chicci
Bole
Hushovd
Dennis

Purist

Greipel
Nizzolo
Bole
Froome
Nocentini
Lagutin
Martin
Nordhaug
Dennis

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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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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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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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

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therealsmallboy [167 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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AWPeleton [3291 posts] 3 years ago
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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.[/quote]

Yep, and i've probably put the kiss of death on them all now  13

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Hugh Lupus [29 posts] 3 years ago
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Ok, so Cav won....

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Did they drop Grabsch? Ouch, I bet that hurts a few people.

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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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  39 just updating now

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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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  39 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

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't forget to remove Sylvain Georges who didn't finish.....

No last man home either??

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Jonas Lorenzen [78 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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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  39 I was under the assumption last man home didnt count for TTT's (needs a Dave ruling)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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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?

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Jonas Lorenzen [78 posts] 3 years ago
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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..  7

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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1st on the forum league  3 won't last

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Jonas Lorenzen [78 posts] 3 years ago
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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  1 xcept Senor Paulinho didn't put all he had in helping his team..he's just lazy and is allergic to rain..poor bastard

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