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Right it seems ive made a massive oversight with regards to this stage, so im gonna to apologise now...

It seems the parcours is not actually as flat as I thought, and it shouldn't be/isn't a flat stage. When I read the stage profile I saw climbs of 2.9km at 6.1% and 6.3km at 2.9% so thought it was pretty flat. However I failed to notice that on each of these climbs they actually ramp up to 27% that I failed to notice

So all I can do right now is apologise for that

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't worry to much, as long as it comes back together and my 5 sprinters come home 1-5 with my 4 others all picking up points in the break away....

There are meant to be 3 parts where it hits 27%, so Cav said on twitter. But I think the run in to the line is fairly flat  39

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SounDaz_7 [48 posts] 2 years ago
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I noticed that as well, right after I put Cav back in my squad.  20

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't worry about it TER, I think most people only treat the classifications as guidelines anyway - hell Chavanel won a stage rightly classified as "High Mountains" on Saturday!

Today looks all about which sprinters can get over the climbs - I'm hoping not many but have a couple of the stronger ones just in case. And still haven't got round to getting rid of Hushovd, so hoping he might do something too...

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rcorbin [212 posts] 2 years ago
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good job I put in TT'ers ready for tomorrow instead of Cav and Greipel.

Did put Sagan in though, he should be able to cope surely?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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It was the humps(and the ITT tomorrow) which meant I brought Moser,Sagan and Kwiatkowski in for J-Rod,Uran and Poels rather than any of the out and out sprinters.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Only made one change

Dumoulin for Pozzovivo
Contador
Froome
Appollonio
Roulston
Kwiatkowski
Garzelli
santambrogio
Marangoni

leaves me with 3 transfers for tomorrow......  39

Ultimately Sagan just too expensive to risk for me!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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I couldn't be bothered to look at the profile or do any research so I made no transfers at all...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

I couldn't be bothered to look at the profile or do any research so I made no transfers at all...

Still celebrating the Forum's Scorum's Paris Nice win eh?  3

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Aye, PN was my priority so I was concentrating on that and didn't really give TA much thought over the weekend just making random picks based on odds and stuff.

I put my research time towards my purist team for TA and thought I'd submitted a strong purist team knowing that I wouldn't be taking the standard comp so seriously but I'm way way way down thanks to a few of my riders taking it easy.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Well, at least he managed 5 stages this time.

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r La Mondiale), Lars Boom (Blanco Pro Cycling), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel Euskadi), Angel Vicioso (Katusha), Damiano Cunego (Lampre Merida), Benat Intxausti and Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), Daryl Impey and Stuart O'Grady (Orica GreenEDGE), Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack Leopard), Tom Dumoulin and Mathieu Sprick (Argos Shimano), Paul Voss (NetApp Endura), Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil DCM) and Mauro Finetto (Fantini Selle Italia) are the break. Sky keeping the gap pegged at about 3 minutes.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Damn

Boom and Spartacus were my planned transfers in for tomorrow  31

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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Gruzdev DNS. Vanendert, Tuft, Schleck and Chainel have all apparently abandoned.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Well i won't be picking tuft now.....

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

Well i won't be picking tuft now.....

Same does mess me up abit  39

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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Kennaugh, Mangel and Dempster have also quit.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Plus Cav and Goss

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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And Hunter and Sbaragli

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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And Kessiakof, Agnoli and De Kort

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Christ on a bike.....kind of puts that to rest then. no sprint finish today  26

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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Must be a tough day with so many abandons.

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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Voss has been dropped by the break and is back in the bunch. 80km to go. Gap is 4'20"

Terpstra and Van Keirsbulck have also quit.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Any day that features three climbs which have sections at 27% can definitely be classed as a 'tough day'  19

Kinda glad I didn't bother making transfers, gives me something to play with tomorrow and from the look of it there's no sprinters left in the race!

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Its gonna be last man standing.....Ciolek and Thor still in?

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm pissed off now, all my picks have been jumping off, not so much at the mistake with the profile. I thought it might come to a sprint.

But the weather is bloody awful  20

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Mikeh789 [131 posts] 2 years ago
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Is the break group too big for break points?

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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It would be but there are no break points in multi day races, only mountain and/or sprint points.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Cancellara for the win?  39

My purist team could do with it and Boom in 2nd  4

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Mikeh789 [131 posts] 2 years ago
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Ok, thanks.

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