Vuelta Pais Vasco

by Gkam84   March 28, 2013  

Can we get this open before Saturday night PLEASE.

I am going to be away all next week as a UMCA official on a world record attempt.

So I would like to get my team sorted out before I leave Devil

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He is but was not confirmed at the time of the last roster update. He's in there now.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
30th March 2013 - 1:41

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Are we using the Points(White Jersey seemingly for finishing positions each stage) or Sprints(Green Jersey seemingly for intermediate sprints or 'Meta Volante') competition top 5 for scoring purposes?

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
31st March 2013 - 10:23

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Intermediate sprints will be scored and that will be the jersey scored as well.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
31st March 2013 - 11:49

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I thought Quintana was riding this?

He's not listed in the game.

posted by memories of meseeuw [35 posts]
31st March 2013 - 19:01

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I have seen Quintana on two startlists this evening too and he is not listed on the game?

posted by stevemarks [451 posts]
31st March 2013 - 19:43

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Just because they aren't listed under the 'riding the next stage' doesn't mean they aren't riding, we're always playing catch up on start lists, sometimes even after the race has started. If you think someone is riding that isn't listed then you can find them by selecting 'all riders' from one of the drop downs.

I've started doing an update and I'll do another tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
31st March 2013 - 19:49

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drheaton wrote:
Just because they aren't listed under the 'riding the next stage' doesn't mean they aren't riding, we're always playing catch up on start lists, sometimes even after the race has started. If you think someone is riding that isn't listed then you can find them by selecting 'all riders' from one of the drop downs.

I've started doing an update and I'll do another tomorrow.

Nice one, thanks.
Tricky job you have on your hands with start lists, and especially here as some teams still not confirmed their full roster by the looks of it.

posted by memories of meseeuw [35 posts]
31st March 2013 - 19:54

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Just FYI, Bauke Mollema is probably not riding but he's still on the start sheet. Pick him at your own risk.

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
31st March 2013 - 20:04

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Yeah, he and a couple of the Sky guys are no longer listed but replacements haven't been named, not sure if this is an omission or we're just waiting to find out who's riding.

Always always always check start lists separately rather than relying on us to be completely up to date, because in the run up to a race we can never keep up with all the changes.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
31st March 2013 - 20:33

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http://vueltapaisvasco.diariovasco.com/equipos-ciclistas-vuelta-pais-vas...

This is official. Mollema isn't riding! Quintana is!

posted by Alan Tullett [1523 posts]
31st March 2013 - 20:45

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Yeah, its official, but there are still empty slots.

If they aren't filled by morning I'll strip out the missing people so all that's left are those confirmed then add in whoever is riding once the race starts.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
31st March 2013 - 20:57

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drheaton wrote:
Just because they aren't listed under the 'riding the next stage' doesn't mean they aren't riding, we're always playing catch up on start lists, sometimes even after the race has started. If you think someone is riding that isn't listed then you can find them by selecting 'all riders' from one of the drop downs.

I've started doing an update and I'll do another tomorrow.


Thank you I was not aware I could choose a rider who was not listed, I was just letting you know he was not on your list Surprise

posted by stevemarks [451 posts]
31st March 2013 - 21:02

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Ok, I have dropped Mollema.
With my purists, I have tried to pick the winner for every stage...so the two best sprinters (both from same squad), the two best in form climbers and the best two time triallers. Easy as that. Cough.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1262 posts]
31st March 2013 - 23:41

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posted by davemchol [35 posts]
31st March 2013 - 23:45

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I think a similar tactic to Catalunya here although probably not as sprinty in the first 2 stages but certainly 4 guys who can win a small group finish and then 5 guys for the long haul so that by stage 3 I have 4 transfers to get the finishers out and the summit guys in.

2 Aussies,2 spaniards,3 Italians a scandinavian and a waffle!!

tip for the newbies http://www.sportdw.com/2011/07/tour-de-france-best-descenders.html

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
1st April 2013 - 0:29

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Anyone jumping on Shrek?

Got to do something soon hasn't he?

Even at 3 Credits?

take that as a no then Devil

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
1st April 2013 - 1:41

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Thanks guys, just took Mollema out of both my teams with an hour and a half til the deadline!

No such luck yesterday with Stijn Neirynck, who was a non-runner, but I doubt that cost me anything...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1678 posts]
1st April 2013 - 8:15

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My standard team. Is picked and I have a spare 38.7. Units left over...oops...or is it a cunning tactic.
I wish I had pi cked sanchez for stg one.
impey
Gerrans
Slagter
Gavazzi
Ratto
Velits
Frohlinger
Fraille
Spilak

I cant see porte, contador, henao or tj doing much before the summit finishes...

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1262 posts]
1st April 2013 - 9:46

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Well wasn't really sure how to play this one so went for it like this.... Thinking

Alberto Contador
Sergio Luis Henao
Michael Albasini
Diego Ulissi
Samuel Sanchez
Daniele Ratto
Francesco Gavazzi
Fabricio Ferrari
Angel Madrazo

Had considered Impey but see how today pans out

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2085 posts]
1st April 2013 - 9:58

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Ah, see I went for Albasini, but I kind of glossed over Impey and regret not picking him now.

I quite like my purist team but not so sure about standard, which is...

Albasini
Ratto
Gilbert
Ulissi
Porte
Gavazzi
Plus 3 cheap guys for a break...
Landa
Betancurt
E Garcia

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posted by chrisdstripes [1678 posts]
1st April 2013 - 10:14

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I'm opening up with

Porte
Sanchez
Gilbert
Cunego
Fuglsang
Txurruka
Gerrans
Gasparotto
Ratto

Purists:Contador,Sanchez,Landa,Gerrans,Herrada,Cobo,Martin,Cunego,Porte

Got to say that I think Cunego's the real bargain in this race?

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
1st April 2013 - 12:30

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Hmm interesting on Cunego Ray, he never really factored in for me, had I wanted just 1 sprinter and not 2 then he would have slotted into my purists quite nicely. I spent the extra 4 credits and went with Quintana

My standard team is set up for a sprint finish amongst the strong men, Ratto is my tip for days 1 and 2 after his performance in fridays 1 day race. Then I will have 4 transfers to set me up for the summit finishes

Impey
Ratto
Vichot
Wegmann
Cardoso
Fuglsang
Spilak
Talansky
Contador

Purists has a decent balance between potential winners for each of the first 4 stages, a possible breakaway and a some guys that can put in a decent ITT

Talanksy
Porte
Peraud
Sanchez
Quintana
Spilak
Cummings
Ratto
Impey

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4286 posts]
1st April 2013 - 12:45

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Txurruka (202 - Caja Rural)
Didier (42 - RadioShack) have a gap of 4mins 20"

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2085 posts]
1st April 2013 - 14:20

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1st cat 2

Txurruka
Didier
Hernandez
Zaugg

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2085 posts]
1st April 2013 - 14:22

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Well, I've got Txurruka in my standard. Ratto, Gilbert?, and Gavazzi for a sprint today. Hope to save transfers for Wed.

posted by Alan Tullett [1523 posts]
1st April 2013 - 15:07

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Alan Tullett wrote:
Well, I've got Txurruka in my standard. Ratto, Gilbert?, and Gavazzi for a sprint today. Hope to save transfers for Wed.

Alan I was hoping to steal a march on you in the Forum's Scorum's with Choo Choo,Gilbert and Ratto so now hoping for Gerrans and Gasparotto to be up there at the close.

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
1st April 2013 - 15:23

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Ratto dropping off the back, not good!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4286 posts]
1st April 2013 - 16:17

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Ratto has gone completely

Then a crash in the peleton has split it all up, only about 20 riders at the front

Its all gone wrong for my teams

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4286 posts]
1st April 2013 - 16:20

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ray silvester wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
Well, I've got Txurruka in my standard. Ratto, Gilbert?, and Gavazzi for a sprint today. Hope to save transfers for Wed.

Alan I was hoping to steal a march on you in the Forum's Scorum's with Choo Choo,Gilbert and Ratto so now hoping for Gerrans and Gasparotto to be up there at the close.

Gerrans wins! Gavazzi 4th! Toying between Gilbert and Gerrans and went the wrong way, but with mountain points probably pretty even Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1523 posts]
1st April 2013 - 16:36

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Alan Tullett wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
Well, I've got Txurruka in my standard. Ratto, Gilbert?, and Gavazzi for a sprint today. Hope to save transfers for Wed.

Alan I was hoping to steal a march on you in the Forum's Scorum's with Choo Choo,Gilbert and Ratto so now hoping for Gerrans and Gasparotto to be up there at the close.

Gerrans wins! Gavazzi 4th! Toying between Gilbert and Gerrans and went the wrong way, but with mountain points probably pretty even Wink

I'm not so sure as I had Fuglsang(5th) and Porte(8th) too plus the mountain points for Choo-Choo Txurruka!! Big Grin

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
1st April 2013 - 17:16

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