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Can I just put a dampener on things by saying that the forecast for Lombardy and Liguria on Sunday is heavy rain.

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Loosehorse [10 posts] 2 years ago
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The Saganator loves Italy in the rain  1

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Simon_MacMichael [2443 posts] 2 years ago
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It was rain caused those crashes on the descent from Le Manie two years ago that split the field. It's going to be a hell of a fight towards the bottom of that climb to get to the front before they hit it (hopefully just after the live TV pictures kick in). Can't wait.

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enrique [2255 posts] 2 years ago
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cherrypicked wrote:

First of all I would like to say that I appreciate the game and the effort that those involved put in to making it happen...

Ditto!  1

enrique wrote:

I see that the Rankings page... i showing [1,463] riders. ...

Dave Atkinson wrote:

oh that... is now fixed.

Is there any chance we can get the Rankings page updated for San Remo, or are those 1,463 riders staying on for all the Spring Classics Competititon?

On the other hand:

Gkam84 wrote:

This page?

http://fantasy.road.cc/riders...

... this page is showing 694 riders. I suppose these are the riders that are on the game start list right now. Can we have this page modified so that it shows the rider values on it? It might be easier than updating the Rankings page and since we already have the address it would be easy to get to... Would that be easy to do? I'd really like to see all riders and their values on one page. Thanks!  1

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Gallopin out. Says he feels 'empty'.

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enrique [2255 posts] 2 years ago
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obutterwick wrote:

Gallopin out...

Thanks!  1

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm going for . . .

A 'young' Dutchman but not Boom
An African but not Froome
2 Norsemen, but not EBH
3 Italians, but not Nibali
A cheap frenchman from a catalog shop
And finally the winner, who's not Tschopp

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Debarrio [78 posts] 2 years ago
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Songezo Jim?
His chances are slim.
Unless he's last over the line,
In which case you're doing fine.

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 2 years ago
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The first time Johann of Zyl is in the start roster I'm picking him like a shot. How cool of a name is that?

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

The first time Johann of Zyl is in the start roster I'm picking him like a shot. How cool of a name is that?

I may make my Purists a 'cool names only' for the Classics.

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

I'm going for . . .

A 'young' Dutchman but not Boom
An African but not Froome
2 Norsemen, but not EBH
3 Italians, but not Nibali
A cheap frenchman from a catalog shop
And finally the winner, who's not Tschopp

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Impey....Boom-a-yeh

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Urgh, damn cryptic team descriptions, I thought we'd finished with those...

I'm going to lay it on the line, my team currently includes Sagan  13

I know, shock choice.

Current working team is based around Sagan, Nibali, Cancellara and one other high-ish priced start (around the 20-25 mark) who I can't decide on just yet, Degenkolb is tempting, as is Impey/Goss (not sure who GreenEdge will work for), Thomas and Gilbert.

Not picking EBH as I see him being overpriced at 30 credits really and not worth it when you can get Gilbert/Degenkolb much cheaper.

Cheaper star wise Hushovd looks good value, as does Iglinsky.

Anyone know what schedule Norhaug is working to? Is he likely to be in any form for MSR?

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stumps [3189 posts] 2 years ago
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worked out my team and it came to 200.5 points  13

Can someone lend me 51 points ????????

My second go worked out much better and no Sagan for me at the mo. His 40 points can get you a mixture of Gilbert / Boonen / Thomas / Pozzato and Iglinsky / Moser / Gasparotto which might be better overall.

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TERatcliffe26 [4469 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Urgh, damn cryptic team descriptions, I thought we'd finished with those...

I'm going to lay it on the line, my team currently includes Sagan  13

I know, shock choice.

Current working team is based around Sagan, Nibali, Cancellara and one other high-ish priced start (around the 20-25 mark) who I can't decide on just yet, Degenkolb is tempting, as is Impey/Goss (not sure who GreenEdge will work for), Thomas and Gilbert.

Not picking EBH as I see him being overpriced at 30 credits really and not worth it when you can get Gilbert/Degenkolb much cheaper.

Cheaper star wise Hushovd looks good value, as does Iglinsky.

Anyone know what schedule Norhaug is working to? Is he likely to be in any form for MSR?

Similar plan to mine although im thinking no Nibali  39

In both standard and purist I have Sagan, Cancellara and Pippo and then they differ from there

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

Urgh, damn cryptic team descriptions, I thought we'd finished with those...

I'm going to lay it on the line, my team currently includes Sagan  13

I know, shock choice.

Current working team is based around Sagan, Nibali, Cancellara and one other high-ish priced start (around the 20-25 mark) who I can't decide on just yet, Degenkolb is tempting, as is Impey/Goss (not sure who GreenEdge will work for), Thomas and Gilbert.

Not picking EBH as I see him being overpriced at 30 credits really and not worth it when you can get Gilbert/Degenkolb much cheaper.

Cheaper star wise Hushovd looks good value, as does Iglinsky.

Anyone know what schedule Norhaug is working to? Is he likely to be in any form for MSR?

Blanco seem to be putting Renshaw and Slagter in pole positions.....unless they're bluffing re Nordhaug.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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No, I suspect Nordhaug is looking to peak at a later date so might not be in tip top condition this weekend.

For me, it's all about who's in form or coming into form and who's looking to peak for this race.

The likes of Gerrans are clearly not going to be 100% so I'm avoiding them and looking at those with racing miles in their legs and who are looking good, Nibali, Sagan etc.

Also, if Renshaw wins MSR I'll eat a pair of road.cc socks.

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Urgh, damn cryptic team descriptions, I thought we'd finished with those...

I'm going to lay it on the line, my team currently includes Sagan  13

I know, shock choice.

If I told you my star picks
You would just add them to your mix,
So I'll remain one of those hinters
Who'll just pack his squad with sprinters
Last years msr was a one off
This year wont be won by riders like Menchov.
Go for riders like impey and sagan
And forget the likes of gerrans and uran.

Wm Shakespeare. 1578.

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

Urgh, damn cryptic team descriptions, I thought we'd finished with those...

I'm going to lay it on the line, my team currently includes Sagan  13

I know, shock choice.

If I told you my star picks
You would just add them to your mix,
So I'll remain one of those hinters
Who'll just pack his squad with sprinters
Last years msr was a one off
This year wont be won by riders like Menchov.
Go for riders like impey and sagan
And forget the likes of gerrans and uran.

Wm Shakespeare. 1578.

1578? Hasn't got his 2K badge yet then!!

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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As for the purist team, my choices will be,
Aimed quite simply for the one two three.
So sagan and Cav should do the job
Closely followed by Degenkolb.

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enrique [2255 posts] 2 years ago
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You guys are amazing!  1 I hate it, but I have to admit it's beautiful...  1

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

No, I suspect Nordhaug is looking to peak at a later date so might not be in tip top condition this weekend.

For me, it's all about who's in form or coming into form and who's looking to peak for this race.

The likes of Gerrans are clearly not going to be 100% so I'm avoiding them and looking at those with racing miles in their legs and who are looking good, Nibali, Sagan etc.

Also, if Renshaw wins MSR I'll eat a pair of road.cc socks.

He can always headbutt everyone out of the way!!

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 2 years ago
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Thinking about two radically different teams for standard and purist. One with expensive guys, like Sagan, Nibali and maybe Goss and the other with medium-priced riders. Hedge my bets.

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

As for the purist team, my choices will be,
Aimed quite simply for the one two three.
So sagan and Cav should do the job
Closely followed by Degenkolb.

There again it might not be a sprint,
If thats so, then heres a hint,
Try the champ Phillippe Gilbert,
Or that french star, Tommy Voeckler (french accent needed for that rhyme)
And pick the sky guy Boasson Hagen
But you'll still need Peter Sagan.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Here we go with a Milan-San Remo Rhyme,
Don't pick Sagan but his partner in crime,
Spartacus Hushovd Gilbert or Gee?,
Gatto Pozzato or Nibali?
Which of the Qhubeka guys will be in the break,
Bertie's not riding but having a steak!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Urgh,

I hate bad poetry.

I've revised my teams, my standard is built around Sagan with other potential breakaway companions. For that I'm hoping for a small-medium break on the Poggio that includes Sagan and stays away to the finish.

For my purist team I have no Sagan and have gone more towards a bunch sprint spreading out my credits to give myself more options.

My worry on both counts is that a non-Sagan break goes away and no teams want to work to bring it back just so Sagan or a sprinter like Cavendish wins. If that's the case then I have absolutely no idea who might win.

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TERatcliffe26 [4469 posts] 2 years ago
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Ive revised my teams too, both have Sagan and Cancellera then a mish mash of other riders. Its gonna end in tears for one of my teams  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Yeah, I figured I'd anchor my standard team to the most likely scenario, a Sagan/Cancellara/Nibali breakaway + a few others, then look at what else might happen, namely a strong bunch sprint with riders like Hushovd involved.

If scenario B happens and Sagan wins it at least I'll have 4 or 5 in the top 20, if scenario A happens I could have 4 or 5 in the top 10.

The problem though is that Sagan is such a favourite that I don't see many teams helping to bring back a break and Cannondale will have to be very tactically astute to make sure Sagan actually gets into a position to win it. Just look at Cav last year, in the wrong place on the first real climb and finds himself completely out of contention. All it takes is for Sagan to get caught out once and he's gone.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Songezo Jim. Now that's a name.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh, that was my 300th post.

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stumps [3189 posts] 2 years ago
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Just checked the weather forecast for tomorrow. It does not look good with rain all day, light at first but becoming heavier with a wind chill temp at 6c and they reckon at least 14 mill of rain.

Looks like its going to be a breakaway that wins it and not a full sprint.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Snow also predicted for Milan in the morning. Not much but the start will probably hover around zero  19

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