Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 2

by obutterwick   April 2, 2013  

Gavazzi for the win? Had Impey down for this one, but tactics may be completely down to protecting Gerrans now.

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Apparently it's raining at the finish area Thinking

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 13:14

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No transfers for me so defending 6th in the Vuelta with

Txurruka-what a man Cool
Porte
Sanchez
Gilbert
Gerrans
Fuglsang
Cunego
Gasparotto
Ratto

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 13:14

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Hoping to do well today with:

Porte
Contador
Sanchez
Txurruka
Velits
Gerrans
Ruijh
Betancurt
Andonov

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 13:17

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3rd mountain
2 Cardoso
3 Didier

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 14:25

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1st Sprint
2 Didier
3 Albasini

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 14:28

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2nd Sprint
2 Didier
3 Meier

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 14:29

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Impey wins, Gavazzi 2nd to take the overall lead. Vicioso 3rd, Ratto 4th. Egoitz Garcia 8th for some handy points for me!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:24

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey and Gavazzi for me, and fingers crossed for my man Egoitz Garcia...

Nice one stripey!!

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:25

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey wins, Gavazzi 2nd to take the overall lead. Vicioso 3rd, Ratto 4th. Egoitz Garcia 8th for some handy points for me!

Not too shabby...1,2,3,4 for me !

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:27

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ray silvester wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey and Gavazzi for me, and fingers crossed for my man Egoitz Garcia...

Nice one stripey!!


Thanks Ray - Orica have been good to me recently. Impey in was a last-minute transfer, so happy with that! Might be considering some penalty points for tomorrow now...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:29

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Oooh, I predicted the 1-2. Pity I bailed on Impey, so will have to make do with 2nd, 4th and a few others.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:29

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JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey wins, Gavazzi 2nd to take the overall lead. Vicioso 3rd, Ratto 4th. Egoitz Garcia 8th for some handy points for me!

Not too shabby...1,2,3,4 for me !


Woof!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:30

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obutterwick wrote:
Oooh, I predicted the 1-2. Pity I bailed on Impey, so will have to make do with 2nd, 4th and a few others.

Ah, unlucky. The commentators were struggling, thought it was Matthews all the way until about 2 mins after the finish, and said Kreder was Fernandez. They basically just see the jersey and take a guess most of the time - which I guess is pretty much all they can do!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:33

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Looks like 4th,16th,20th for me and then GC/KOM/Sprint competitions and good old Choo-Choo.....biggest positive I can take from that is 4 transfers for tomorrow unless I fluke a Lanterne Rouge or something!!

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:42

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I've decided not to make penalty transfers, so will be dropping Gavazzi, Impey and Ratto for 3 GC/climber types, then see who does well tomorrow and make 2 more changes for Eibar. Lots of breakaway points available for the next 3 days too... Thinking

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 15:45

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chrisdstripes wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey wins, Gavazzi 2nd to take the overall lead. Vicioso 3rd, Ratto 4th. Egoitz Garcia 8th for some handy points for me!

Not too shabby...1,2,3,4 for me !


Woof!

Oops, it was 1,2,4 as I went for porte instead....should have stuck with vicioso, but still getting loadsa point today.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 16:51

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JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey wins, Gavazzi 2nd to take the overall lead. Vicioso 3rd, Ratto 4th. Egoitz Garcia 8th for some handy points for me!

Not too shabby...1,2,3,4 for me !


Woof!

Oops, it was 1,2,4 as I went for porte instead....should have stuck with vicioso, but still getting loadsa point today.

Thats good - I had 1,2,4,8 plus a couple of points for Porte and Gilbert, I thought you'd pipped me with Vicioso but maybe not...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 16:54

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Lanterne Rouge
Bulgac

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 17:06

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Tony Martin 155th at 6:12 today. That will have upset a few purist teams

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 17:10

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chrisdstripes wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Impey wins, Gavazzi 2nd to take the overall lead. Vicioso 3rd, Ratto 4th. Egoitz Garcia 8th for some handy points for me!

Not too shabby...1,2,3,4 for me !


Woof!

Oops, it was 1,2,4 as I went for porte instead....should have stuck with vicioso, but still getting loadsa point today.

Thats good - I had 1,2,4,8 plus a couple of points for Porte and Gilbert, I thought you'd pipped me with Vicioso but maybe not...

And 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 17 in the overall. Velits and Gerrans are getting good pts.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 17:27

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JAndrewHill wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:

Thats good - I had 1,2,4,8 plus a couple of points for Porte and Gilbert, I thought you'd pipped me with Vicioso but maybe not...

And 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 17 in the overall. Velits and Gerrans are getting good pts.

Good point, you'll have outscored me there then, continuing your run of good scores!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 18:22

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1, 2, & 4 but that's about it. Still, not a terrible day. All change tonight and I think I may be using penalty transfers again.

Oh, and scores are updating.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 19:34

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Ok, I will admit that I will use my saved transfers, and change Gavazzi for a promising climber called Contador.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 21:47

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142º 121 ALBASINI, Michael SUI OGE a 12:02

Anyone else thinking about Albasini for tomorrow? Greenedge on a roll. Thinking

posted by Rant [13 posts]
2nd April 2013 - 21:51

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Rant wrote:
142º 121 ALBASINI, Michael SUI OGE a 12:02

Anyone else thinking about Albasini for tomorrow? Greenedge on a roll. Thinking

No. Clarke, if anything from GreenEdge.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 7:21

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I don't expect Albasini to do anything and Clarke could be a good shout.

if you want to take a punt on someone who lost time yesterday how about Jeremy Roy? He lost 12 minutes yesterday, not sure if it was intentional or not but he could be one for a long break. Taaramae too lost a good 6 minutes so he might try something today/tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 7:49

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If I was actively seeking a breakaway guy for stage 3 it would be Sandy Casar.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 11:12

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Tony Martin 155th at 6:12 today. That will have upset a few purist teams

I think most purists,if they picked 'Panzerwagon' would have been banking on the 30+ points for the stage 6 ITT and taken anything else as a bonus?

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 12:22

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True, but the bonuses probably won't be coming now. Correction to 2nd over the mountain, it was Fraile

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 12:24

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obutterwick wrote:
Rant wrote:
142º 121 ALBASINI, Michael SUI OGE a 12:02

Anyone else thinking about Albasini for tomorrow? Greenedge on a roll. Thinking

No. Clarke, if anything from GreenEdge.

Well, I bottled on Albasini, and stuck in Txurruka instead Big Grin

And then tuned in this afternoon to hear that Albasini was off the front! Surprise Thank God they shut him down again!

posted by Rant [13 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 19:51

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