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Well, after todays stage where do we go from here. My main GC hope for the comp, Gesink, is over a minute down.

With seven cat climbs its going to be a very difficult day and the weather is supposed to be rubbish again tomorrow.

Time to wisely use my 2 transfers  39

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ianbar [8 posts] 3 years ago
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made 5 transfers myself....despirate times!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Scored 92 thanks to Talansky, thought I'd done OK but moved up loads, looks everyone else had a rubbish day today  19

I think I'll be clearing out the rest of my flat finish sprinters like Viviani and Soupe (he was a waste of a transfer last night) and start to try and jiggle my budget around to squeeze in Van Garderen, not sure I can manage it though.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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57 on standard with all green arrows  39
but 126 on purist  4 12th on stage  36

Taken a punt on a VCD rider 5mins down  26 plus a few others for 20 point penalty  39

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AWPeleton [3315 posts] 3 years ago
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Took the plunge and got rid of Gesink for Talansky. Dont know whether he will last if they push it up the climbs but he certainly will give it a go.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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My team currently shows Bouhanni in it, even though I transferred him out yesterday. When I view my transfers, the one I did dropping Bouhanni is listed, but when I view my team, he's still there. Anyone else had a problem with this?

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

My team currently shows Bouhanni in it, even though I transferred him out yesterday. When I view my transfers, the one I did dropping Bouhanni is listed, but when I view my team, he's still there. Anyone else had a problem with this?

Oh just ignore me I was looking at my purist team. Not the first stupid thing I've done today...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

57 on standard with all green arrows  39
but 126 on purist  4 12th on stage  36

Taken a punt on a VCD rider 5mins down  26 plus a few others for 20 point penalty  39

I don't think tomorrow is really de Gendt's type of stage, he's one for the big occasions, the queen stages, a bit like Pierre Rolland.

I might bring him in later but not just yet.

I had a look at my team and I can get Van Garderen in there but only just and by ditching Hivert. I might take the risk and leave out TJVG in favour of a number of other potentials like Porte or Peraud.

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Rich Buxton [2 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got 3 Transfers to use and i've not got a clue how to put in for stage 4..
Any idea's?
Help Plz  39 39

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Rich Buxton [2 posts] 3 years ago
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I mean WHO... lol

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Incurred my first EVER penalty points today. Picked the wrong Basque last time, so sorted that out, and brought in Porte and a makeweight domestique (albeit one with a gleam in his eye...).

Happily, already had Talansky and TJVG  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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I know what im gonna do, taking a punt for tomorrows breakaway but may get it wrong. Dropping Meersman, Viviani and Kittel for some other riders

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Brought in lopez...and tjvg

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Not. A. Clue.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I've made my changes, both sprinters for GC men, but I'm really tempted to pick a couple of potential breakaway guys...

Penalty transfers or no I never get it right but my punt on Talansky yesterday paid off so I'm tempted to follow my gut and pick up Keizer who might be looking to keep the mountains jersey but that'd mean dropping either Hivert or Haussler...

No matter how many times I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of this I always come back to the realistation that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing most of the time.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Happy with my team for today(possible full house badge?)

Malacarne
Westra
Izagirre
Keizer
Tejay
Talansky
Kelderman
Grivko
Quintana

I also still have 1 transfer in reserve.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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B'ahhhhh  20 20 20

Got rid of Meersman for Clarke! anticipating the break, guess who is in the break....Meersman  20

Voeckler, Dupond, Meersman, Tschopp, Barguil, Sicard and Morkov.

Just hoping the break is caught before the last sprint so some others may get some points

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Gutted! Looks like a strong break and one that could well make it to the end depending on how much leeway they get from the peloton.

However you might be in luck TER, Voeckler is only 1'32 down on Talansky so Garmin will probably keep it on a fairly short leash and try to limit any loss if it stays away.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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In the end I didn't try chasing after the break, my team:

Talansky
Porte (for Soupe)
Quintana (for Viviani)
Roche
Westra
Chavanel
Hivert
Gallopin
Haussler

No TJ and I may not actually bother to bring him in at all. He's expensive and I don't know he's worth it when compared to some of the others.

Hoping for it to come back together before the end and have a GC sprint.

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AWPeleton [3315 posts] 3 years ago
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Got rid of Gesink as he's doing nothing and my team now looks like:

Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ)
Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
Nicolas Roche (SAX)
Andrew Talansky (GRM) (for gallopin)
Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
Richie Porte (SKY)
Gorka Izagirre (EUS) (for gesink)
Damien Gaudin (EUC)
Egoitz Garcia (COF)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I was considering bringing Gesink in for tomorrow. Now he's fallen a little behind he may be given some space to attack tomorrow and take the stage.

Clement, Clarke, Taaramae and maybe even JTL are others I've got my eye on for tomorrow as they're all a good few minutes down.

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AWPeleton [3315 posts] 3 years ago
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Got Clarke in my purist along with Gesink -  20

Lets hope your right

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Also, I didn' realise that De Gendt crashed yesterday, I figured he was just sitting up to build up a time gap ahead of the mountains but apparently he came down fairly hard on the last descent.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Really? Oh crap, I left him in, if thats the case, my purist team is SCREWED. I'm already a few riders down

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-gendt-crashes-out-of-gc-contention-at...

Sounds like he still has an eye on a breakaway but he may not be up to it.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Sounds like Fugslang has the Schlecks.

Quote:

Fuglsang out
Astana team leader Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark has given up.

Gap to the break is down to two minutes. This isn't staying out there although Voeckler might go on his own.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I wish it would just go live on Eurosport, I don't need yesterdays again, More live cycling and biathlon, less repeats  1

I'm also scoring it today for Dave, having not paid much attention at all to it, having been away, this could be fun  19

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Simon Clarke for the win, followed by Ulissi would do me

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Haussler or Hivert would be the best case for me although it's more likely to be Quintana, Porte, Talansky, Roche and Westra in top 20 that'll get me points.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Chavanel, Izagirre, De Gendt, Porte, Westra, Lofkvist, De Clercq or JTL

Any selection of those would do me nicely  19

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 3 years ago
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Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Ivan Basso (CAN), Thomas De Gendt (VCD) and Nairo Quintana (MOV) are among riders now dropped by the main pack.

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