Paris-Nice: Stage 4

by stumps   March 6, 2013  

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 Thinking

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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.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 13:05

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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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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 13:16

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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.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 13:21

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Sounds like Fugslang has the Schlecks.

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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.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 13:35

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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 Smile

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

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 13:38

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Simon Clarke for the win, followed by Ulissi would do me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3315 posts]
7th March 2013 - 13:45

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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.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:13

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Chavanel, Izagirre, De Gendt, Porte, Westra, Lofkvist, De Clercq or JTL

Any selection of those would do me nicely Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:26

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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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posted by Timbo13 [269 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:37

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Chavanel leading, Westra misjudged a corner and was dropped, Talansky up there somewhere.

Scarponi took the points for the cat 2 followed by Porte, Kloden and Grivko.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:50

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Quote:
Westra back
3 kms to go and Lieuwe Westra (VCD) is back in the front bunch. It is not the case of David Malacarne (EUC), third overall, who is 25 seconds off the pace.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:54

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Ah crap, I think Gesink might take it.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:54

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Nope, Albasini wins it.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:55

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I have 0 in the top 10 Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:58

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6, 15, 18 & 19.

Hoping that everyone does just as badly...

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 15:03

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6, 12 & 18

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posted by Timbo13 [269 posts]
7th March 2013 - 15:08

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I make my total to be about 65 Thinking

Will just have to wait and see where that puts me.

posted by drheaton [3018 posts]
7th March 2013 - 15:10

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top 20 in stage;

ALBASINI
IGLINSKIY
VELITS
GASPAROTTO
ULISSI
TALANSKY
BARDET
KEUKELEIRE
KLÖDEN
FLORENCIO
JEANNESSON
VAN GARDEREN
KELDERMAN
LOSADA ALGUACIL
ROCHE
GRIVKO
PERAUD
CHAVANEL
PORTE
SORENSEN

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

posted by stumps [2213 posts]
7th March 2013 - 15:15

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De gendt now 14mins down!
Im looking at between 70 & 80?

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair pla

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posted by livestrongnick [1160 posts]
7th March 2013 - 15:24

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5,6,18,19 + Meersman. Better than yesterday. Smile

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
7th March 2013 - 15:34

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4,6,12,15,18 and 19 plus 7 in the top 20 gc and i think points for Porte in the mountains ?

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

posted by stumps [2213 posts]
7th March 2013 - 17:02

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Put Albasini in for the breakaway and got lucky, not got a lot else though Crying do I keep him for tomorrow now?

posted by stevemarks [301 posts]
7th March 2013 - 17:13

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Meersman missing 3 points?

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
7th March 2013 - 17:39

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You had me scoring today as Dave is at Icebike, hopefully I got it all done. Tommy V scoring big on the climbs today.

My team did BAD again, but I knew that as I didn't have time to study the race

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 17:47

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Have the points for the KOM classification been added?

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
7th March 2013 - 18:11

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Yeah, why, what do you think is missing?

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 18:49

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(I think) Tschopp's missing 5 points, Voeckler 4 & Meersman 3, although Grivko is only missing 1 and Keizer isn't missing any, so it might be something different.

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
7th March 2013 - 19:15

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Ok, just going to double check it then

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 20:07

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You are right, just updating now Plain Face

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posted by Gkam84 [7655 posts]
7th March 2013 - 20:15

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Thank you. Smile

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
7th March 2013 - 21:03

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