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Changes made expecting a sprint finish.  Meersman is the obvious choice but there are a couple of others who might feature.

Transfer wise I've made four bringing in three sprinters and 1 for the break, I've dropped Valverde, Richeze, Gesink and someone else so unremarkable I can't even remember who they were (it was Kreder).

Fingers crossed I can keep moving up the leaderboard!  A top 10 in this comp is not out of the question just yet.

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ianbar [8 posts] 3 years ago
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personally i have moved valverde and my cheapy rider out and brought niemiec and stetina in. picking a sprinter apart from meersman who would defo do well was too difficult so hedged my bets and going for gc points, will limit my points scoring potential (sfter a good day yesterday) butshould rack up a tidy few over next few stages still.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Still cant bring myslef to use penalty points, wanted to bring in Stetina for Majka, but that will have to wait till tomorrow, maybe majka can go in the break  39

At least I have my trusty man Ratto for today, Ratto-Meersman 1-2 will do nicely

Martin (for Valverde)
Wiggins
Quintana
Niemiec
Navarro
Machado
Majka
Ratto
Meersman (for Agnoli)

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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brought in meersman and one other. It appears to be a sprinters stage as long as no breaks get away.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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See, I'm the other way, now that they're only 10 points I see penalty transfers as a useful tool if used well.

My four (non-penalty) transfers are:

Meersman for Valverde
Dumoulin for Gesink
Ratto for Kreder
Meier for Richeze

Martin
Rodriguez
Simon
Salerno
Quintanilla

A Ratto, Simon, Meersman 1-2-3 would be ideal, as would Salerno/Quintanilla/Meier getting in the break again although Salerno/Quintanilla may wait until tomorrow.

Another 150+ day would be nice.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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See I could bring in Simon and Doumoulin for Machado and Navarro, but the 20 penalty points scare me in case it goes wrong

Ive been playing catchup all week, and everything has gone against me, so If I did it I doubt it would come off. As its just a week long race im just trying to hang in and class it as a write off

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, there is an element of damage limitation involved when things start to go wrong but I made two penalty transfers head of the main mountain stage, they didn't pay off immediately but did yesterday and left me with 4 for today.

20 points is a manageable loss of points compared to last year's 20 per transfer and it gives it more of a change of paying off. If Simon/Dumoulin both top 10 then it's easily going to pay off, if only ones does then you're only down by a few points because neither Navarro or Machado will be getting points today (probably...).

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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hmmmm  39 I meet hedge my bets, bring in Dumoulin and Salerno, 5 guaranteed points for Salerno and anything above 8th for Dumoulin and ive not lost any points

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Perhaps Meier instead of Salerno? Another 5 points pretty much guaranteed but he may go in the break to make sure he wins the sprints jersey (only needs one or two sprints to secure it really).

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Meier is too expensive for my planned transfers of getting in Gesink and Stetina tomorrow (if I go down the penalty route today), as I will want to leave meersman in as a possibility for stage 7

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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That cat 1 and 2 on stage 6 don't look so bad so my transfers today will probably stick for tomorrow as well.

Martin(in for Valverde)
DuMoulin(in for Domagalski)
Meersman(in for Jeannesson)
Elissonde
J.Rodriguez
Meier
Salerno
Quintana
Nocentini

Gerrans is my big fear today.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Got Meersman for Valverde and Lancaster Meier Wyss for sprint or finish points. Wiggo Purito Quintana for GC and Salerno for mountain points. Good day yesterday with Martin in spite of Valverde crash.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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I took the hit in the end, 20 penalty points Dumoulin and Salerno in for Navarro and Majka

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Kenny Elissonde apppears to be a DNS today.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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simon F wrote:

Kenny Elissonde apppears to be a DNS today.

Makes tomorrow's transfers a bit more straight forward  39

#AlwaysLookOnTheBrightSide

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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First intermediate sprint:

Pineau 6 fantasy pts
Haedo 4 fantasy pts
Herrada 2 fantasy points

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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brought in meersman and ratto for my 2 transfers and took a 10 point hit removing agnoli and brought in salerno.

my other riders are all the gc boys so a 1 - 2 today with salerno in the mountains points will do me.

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Matty Lloyd has quit. Kaisen and Valentin have about 2 minutes on the peloton.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

brought in meersman and ratto for my 2 transfers and took a 10 point hit removing agnoli and brought in salerno.

my other riders are all the gc boys so a 1 - 2 today with salerno in the mountains points will do me.

Just the single Cat 2 today(6,5,4,3,2 and 1 pts)stumps so I don't know if the Salerno thing was a great idea even if he is guaranteed the 5pts for leading the KOM competition today and tomorrow(and most likely sunday as well)?

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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I know but with only 2 transfers each day i will bring back my other 2 gc boys and still be left with a gap for agnoli so better now and at least get 5 back than tomorro is suppose.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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That bonus second for DanMartin at the last intermediate may be important as his lead on GC is now 11seconds,protecting against a J-Rod stage win 10sec bonus!!

Port D'Ager KOM Point(Cat 2)

Kaisen 6 fantasy pts
Valentin 5 fantasy pts
Salerno 4 fantasy pts
DeGendt 3 fantasy pts
Rujano 2 fantasy pt
unknown 1 fantasy pt

2nd intermediate sprint

Kaisen 6 fantasy pts
Valentin 4 fantasy pts
Martin 2 fantasy pts

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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1 Parisien
2 Dumoulin
3 Poulhies
4 Ratto
5 Wyss
6 Fenn
7 Meersman
8 Lammertink
9 Martin
10 Damuseau
11 Simon
12 Lancaster
13 Ligthart
14 Gavazzi
15 Paiani

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Provisional GC
1. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) 22:20:39
2. Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) at 14
3. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 42
4. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) at 46
5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) at 47
6. Robert Gesink (Blanco) at 59
7. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) at 1:10
8. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp) at 1:17
9. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 1:23
10. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) at 1:25

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmmmm, 2,4,7,9,11. Could have been worse.

What to do tomorrow though, will it be a break or will J-Rod want to try and launch something from the final climb?

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Hmmmm, 2,4,7,9,11. Could have been worse.

What to do tomorrow though, will it be a break or will J-Rod want to try and launch something from the final climb?

I think you'll have done very well there, not many will have Parisien. Presumably GC/KOM points from a couple of others too?

I had 2,3,7,11, plus 2,3,4 on GC and Salerno, so only one non-scorer. Just have to see if I can fit Dan Martin in for tomorrow now...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Right, update is processing.

Looks like I got 137, a decent score and I'm back into the race top 10  4

If there are any problems with the scores it'll have to wait until tomorrow as I'm off to get drunk!

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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16º 76 KREDER, Michel NED GARMIN SHARP a 03
17º 81 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin ESP KATUSHA a 03
18º 192 CARDOSO, Manuel POR CAJA RURAL a 03
19º 206 MOLARD, Rudy FRA COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS C a 03
20º 114 HERRADA, José ESP MOVISTAR TEAM a

ended up with 4,7,9,17 plus the usual gc / mountain etc etc.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Right, update is processing.

Looks like I got 137, a decent score and I'm back into the race top 10  4

If there are any problems with the scores it'll have to wait until tomorrow as I'm off to get drunk!

I think I'm 2 points ahead of you - hope you get too drunk and miss the transfer deadline!  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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I got it right taking the penalty points bringing in Salerno and Dumoulin  1

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AWPeleton [3325 posts] 3 years ago
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Snap for Salerno.

All i need tomorrow is for Kohler to be in the break or be in the top 20 at the line and i will earn another badge.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive brought in Gesink for Machado. Now trying to decide whether to stick with Meersman and Dumoulin, or bring in Stetina  39

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